Advanced Placement® Summer Institute 2013
Monday, August 5th thru Friday, August 9th, 2013
Registration is open for summer, 2013
Do Not Delay! APSI 2013 price goes up from $880 to $930 after July 5th!
Drew University is pleased to offer training to teachers of Advanced Placement Program® courses in several academic disciplines. The 2013 Drew University AP® Summer Institutes for Teachers will be held from August 5th – August 9th. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., on the Drew University campus in Madison, NJ. Drew is located on almost 200 wooded acres in the foothills of northern New Jersey, 30 miles from New York City and five minutes from Morristown, the military capital of the Revolutionary War.
The Drew University Summer Institute has been endorsed by the College Board and all workshops are led by experienced AP® instructors.
For more information about the 2013 AP® Summer Institute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973.408.3185.
Tuition and Fees 2013
Tuition and fees for each course are $880. Hurry! After July 5th, registrants must pay an additional $50 late fee. Calculators and laptop computers, which may be required for some courses, are not included in the tuition.
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- AP® Calculus
- AP® English Language and Composition
- AP® English Literature and Composition
- AP® Government & Politics
- AP® Statistics
- AP® US History
- AP® World History
- AP Registration Form 2013 (.pdf)
- AP Registration Form 2013 (.doc)
- 2013 AP online registration form (payment made separately)
All cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, email or USPS) prior to end of business on July 19, 2013, or the applicant will be held responsible for tuition and fees. No refunds will be issued after July 19, 2013. The University reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment or for any other reason.
Refreshments and Lunch
Tuition includes morning coffee and lunch in the campus dining hall.
Information for registered participants, including directions, campus map and check-in locations, parking details and welcome letters from instructors, is available on the APSI Pre-course Information web page, and will be updated throughout the months of June and July.
Ramada Inn & Conference Center
130 Route 10West
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936
973-386-5622 or http://www.ramada.com/hotels/new-jersey/east-hanover/ramada-conference-center-east-hanover-parsippany/hotel-overview
The Ramada Inn & Conference Center, which is a 10 minute drive from the Drew University Campus, is offering a special rate of $69 per night plus 15% tax for either double or single occupancy to participants of the Advanced Placement® Summer Institutes. This rate includes a complementary hot breakfast buffet and transportation to and from Drew’s campus at appointed times, daily Monday through Friday.
Reservations must be made directly with the Ramada Inn by July 15, 2013. The special APSI rate cannot be guaranteed after this date and/or after the reserved block of rooms has been filled. You are responsible for making your own roommate arrangements.
For other lodging suggestions, please visit http://www.campustravel.com/university/drew/
2013 Course Descriptions / Instructor Biographies
AP® Calculus AB for Teachers
This course will address issues of importance to both new and experienced AP® Calculus teachers: the current content of the College Board’s Course Description, the AP® exam itself and current scoring guidelines and effective teaching strategies. Participants should bring the graphing calculator used in their classes. We will illustrate most solutions using the TI83-84 and also examine various computer software useful in the teaching of calculus. We will address these technology changes and discuss how to effectively help your students learn calculus and prepare for the Calculus AB exam. Participants are invited to bring their favorite books, articles, cartoons, anecdotes, test questions, and teaching ideas that work.
Instructor Bill Compton has been teaching AP® Calculus AB/BC for the past 28 years and AP® Computer Science AB for the past 21 years at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. He has been a reader or table leader at the AP® Calculus Reading for 18 years and has been a College Board Endorsed Consultant in the Southern Region for the past eleven years presenting one-day, student review, teaching and learning, and week-long summer workshops. During 2005–2007, he conducted the College Board’s online “New AP® Teachers Open-Workshop in AP® Calculus,” presenting a 6 hour introduction for new teachers to AP® Calculus. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
AP® English Language and Composition for Teachers
This class will discuss, evaluate, and investigate the AP® Language and Composition Essay and multiple choice questions from past AP® Exams. Participants will create their own lessons and curricula to prepare students for these examinations. Practices and strategies for each part of the exam will be explored and examined. The class will emphasize, but not be limited to, the recent examinations and their changes, and will also focus on a study of rhetoric and writing. The class will also investigate and practice holistic scoring and develop appropriate assessment vehicles for language and rhetoric. Participants will be expected to be active members of the class and to make presentations to the class. At the end of the class, participants will be required to submit a course of study or a syllabus as a final project.
Instructor Denise Hayden has been teaching at Floral Park Memorial High School since 1988. She has taught all levels of English grades 7 through 12 as well as electives in public speaking, dramatics, and journalism. She has been teaching AP® English Language and Composition since 1997. She currently teaches AP® English Language and Composition in a linked program with AP® United States History. She and her colleague Nicholas Simone presented this interdisciplinary program at the AP® National Conference 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two articles written by her about interdisciplinary approaches to teaching AP® and a comparison between the synthesis prompt and the document based question can be found at AP® Central. In 1992 she was named the Teacher of the Year from Floral Park Memorial High School by the Sewanhaka Central High School District. In 2002 she was named an Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council.
AP® English Literature and Composition for Teachers
This course is designed for both new and experienced teachers of AP® English literature. It will examine various aspects of the course from selecting texts to lesson plans, internet activities and handling the paper load. There will be practice in applying the AP® rubric to actual student essays from past years, managing multiple choice and debriefing on the ‘13 exam. Participants will practice passage analysis. timed writing and multiple choice as well as share teaching strategies that have worked in the AP® English literature classroom. Participants will be asked to bring copies of lessons and read Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying prior to attending the summer institute.
Instructor Mary Filak is a veteran of 30 years in the English classroom, including eleven teaching AP® English literature and AP® English language at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, N.J. In addition to high school teaching, she has taught composition at colleges in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey. She has been a reader and table leader of the AP® English literature exam for the last 13 years and is an endorsed consultant for the College Board, presenting workshops in English Literature & Composition. She currently teaches adult education courses at the University of South Caroline, Beaufort. Ms. Filak can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AP® US Government and Politics for Teachers
The instructor will focus on the development of content for each of the six units included in the course as well as the development of essential questions, course objectives, learning activities, teaching strategies, and the use of multiple resources. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students for the AP® examination. An analysis of past AP® examinations will be included as well as a review of the standards established for grading the annual exams. A major portion of the course is devoted to the development of units for an AP® Government and Politics course by participants including the resources necessary for the implementation of such a course.
Instructor Maria Schmidt was the Supervisor of Social Studies K-12 for the Westfield Public Schools in Westfield, New Jersey. She began teaching high school social studies there in 1972, authored the curriculum and initiated the high school law-related education program and Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics course. She is an attorney and former Adjunct Professor of Education at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Schmidt has served as a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader at the annual scoring of the AP Government and Politics examination and currently serves as a consultant for the College Board leading Advanced Placement workshops and summer institutes throughout the United States. She authored the 1993 edition of the “Teacher’s Guide for Courses in AP United States Government and Politics” published by the College Board and in 2002 and 2005 edited the 4th and 5th editions of “Multiple-Choice and Free-Response Questions in Preparation for the AP United States Government and Politics Examination” along with the accompanying “Teacher’s Manual” published by D & S Marketing, Inc. In 2006, she worked with Congressional Quarterly Press in developing AP US Government and Politics teaching material ancillaries for use with Congressional Quarterly Press US Government textbooks.
This course will be devoted to investigating the current AP Statistics curriculum and how to teach an AP statistics class. Whether you are new to the course or have taught it before, this workshop will offer you the opportunity to create a new course of study or fine tune your approach. All topics in the AP Statistics Teacher’s Guide will be addressed with considerable attention to ways to prepare your students for the AP exam. We will look at how to incorporate the graphing calculator as a tool to improve our analysis of a problem. Daily hands on activities will be introduced that can be taken back into your classroom as well as various methods for teaching a single concept. Participants should bring to the institute 20 copies of their favorite lesson/activity. Participants are invited to send questions or concerns directly to Jeanne Lorenson at email@example.com.
Instructor Jeanne Lorenson recently retired after being the AP Statistics teacher and mathematics department chair at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed six years as a table leader for AP Statistics exam and has been a reader since the first exam in 1997. She is a consultant for the College Board and has previously taught various week-long AP Statistics workshops most recently in Ashville, NC and Lewes Delaware. In addition to AP Mentoring Workshops, she was working with student teachers at GWU. She was a presenter at the ASA meeting in Baltimore, speaking on the role of statistics in the high school and has edited both the second and third edition of the Yates, Moore and Starnes Practice of Statistics. Previously, she worked for Montgomery County Public School in Maryland, where she was a resource teacher. While in that position, she taught AP Statistics; was a one of the writers for the county AP Statistics curriculum and the semester exams and was a trainer for the teachers in that system.
AP® United States History for Teachers
This course focuses on helping teachers develop a comprehensive program of study for their individual classes. In addition to examining methods and materials, participants will learn how to best prepare students for the AP® examination in May. Upcoming College Board changes to the 2014 AP US History exam will be covered. This will include an analysis of the free response questions, the document-based question, and hands-on work with grading rubrics. Teachers will have the opportunity to plan and prepare a one- or two-year curriculum. A variety of materials will be offered to enhance this process, including sample research assignments, classroom exercises, user friendly documents, and a review program to help students review for the test.
A James Madison Scholar, and Associate Program Director for the Stratford Hall Seminar on Slavery, Tim was named Princeton University Distinguished Secondary Teacher, Outstanding Educator by The College of New Jersey, and he received the Singer Prize from the University of Rochester. Most recently, he was named Teacher of the Year by Foundation for Free Enterprise and the Bergen County American Legion. Married to the former Claire Jacoby, the couple has two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren: Kevin, Luke, Nola Claire, and Brody.
Instructor Tim Cullen has been working with high school students for over forty years. As department supervisor for Social Studies at Leonia High School in New Jersey, his classroom duties include Advanced Placement courses in Social Studies, Economics and Government-Politics. Tim served as a reader for the AP examination for twelve years. He presently teaches professional development seminars for the College Board and mentors teachers in his district. Active in curriculum development, Tim has helped pilot programs in a variety of fields including: history, economics, management, and athletic coaching.
AP® World History
The Advanced Placement World History Workshop prepares teachers to master the content and techniques necessary for their students to be successful in the course and on the College Board examination. Teachers will become intimately familiar with the new APWH Curriculum Framework and will be fully prepared to teach the course effectively under the new guidelines and write a syllabus that will pass the course audit. Participants will receive College Board Program Updates and numerous important resources available for APWH. Moreover, participants will use scoring rubrics from the official grading of the exam essays to analyze sample essay questions; they will also examine AP-level multiple-choice questions that meet the requirements of the redesigned examination. The instructor will also demonstrate model lessons and activities designed to help students master the new historical thinking skills of the course.
Instructor Sharon Cohen began teaching the Advanced Placement World History (APWH) course in 2000, and is currently a member of the AP World History Development Committee for the College Board. Since the beginning of the APWH exam she has been a question leader twice and served the other years as a table leader.
Ms. Cohen authored the current College Board Teacher’s Guide for APWH, the booklet Latin America and Africa in the 20th Century, and contributed to many online curriculum projects including the World History For Us All, Bridging World History, World History Matters, and Women in World History. Moreover, she frequently presents at the World History Association, American Historical Association, and the National Council for the Social Studies annual meetings.
Ms. Cohen conducts workshops and summer institutes in many regions of the U.S.A, Canada, France, and China. Her graduate training is in East Asian Studies. She can be reached at Sharon_c_cohen@mcpsmd.org