The 2018 Silver State AP* Summer Institute is offering the following AP and Pre-AP sessions. Please note some AP sessions are split by participant's years of AP experience. Please register according to the following requirements:

  • Experienced requires the participants have taught the AP subject for a minimum of 3 years. 
  • New is designed specifically for teachers with 0-3 years of experience teaching the AP subject.
https://eventreg.collegeboard.org/d/1tqntl/

Contents

  1. 1  English                                                                                            
    1. 1.1 AP English Language and Composition - New
    2. 1.2 AP English Language and Composition - Experienced 
    3. 1.3 AP English Literature and Composition - New 
    4. 1.4 AP English Literature and Composition - Experienced 
  2. 2  Fine Arts                                                                                          
    1. 2.1 AP Studio Art
    2. 2.2 AP Music Theory
  3. 3  World Languages & Culture                                                                 
    1. 3.1 AP French Language and Culture
    2. 3.2 AP Japanese Language and Culture
    3. 3.3 AP Spanish Language and Culture
    4. 3.4 AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  4. 4  Math & Computer Science                                                                      
    1. 4.1 AP Calculus AB
    2. 4.2 AP Calculus BC
    3. 4.3 AP Statistics - New
    4. 4.4 AP Statistics - Experienced
    5. 4.5 AP Computer Science A
  5. 5  Science                                                                                                
    1. 5.1 AP Biology - Experienced
    2. 5.2 AP Biology - New
    3. 5.3    AP Chemistry - Experienced      
    4. 5.4  AP Chemistry - New  
    5. 5.5 AP Environmental Science
    6. 5.6 AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    7. 5.7 AP Physics 2
  6. 6  History & Social Science                                                                        
    1. 6.1 AP Human Geography    
    2. 6.2 AP U.S. Government and Politics   
    3. 6.3 AP U.S. History - Experienced (More than 3 years teaching AP U.S. History)
    4. 6.4 AP U.S. History - New  (0-3 years teaching AP U.S. History)
    5. 6.5 AP World History - Experienced  (More than 3 years teaching AP World History)
    6. 6.6 AP World History - New  (0-3 years teaching AP World History)
  7. 7  Pre-AP*                                                                                                
    1. 7.1 Pre-AP Mathematics


 English                                                                                            


AP English Language and Composition - New

    (0-3 years teaching AP Eng Lang/Comp)


 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 Presenter  Nanci Bush
Nanci Bush is an English educator with 27 years of experience, including 19 years as an AP English Language and Composition teacher, 17 years as an AP Consultant, and 12 years as a scorer of AP exams, including five years as a Table Leader. She presented a full-day workshop for Experienced AP English teachers at the AP Annual Conference in 2012 and is scheduled to present in 2018. Her professional awards include being named as Ohio’s Outstanding Language Arts Educator in 2000 and being honored as a Presidential Scholar’s Honorary Teacher in 2003.  
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - English Lang/Comp New

AP English Language and Composition - Experienced 

    (More than 3 years teaching AP Eng Lang/Comp)


 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 Presenter Daniel O'Rourke
Dan O’Rourke teaches English at Riverside-Brookfield High School in Chicago’s western suburbs. Before coming to Riverside Brookfield, Dan taught at St. Rita High School in Chicago, Simeon Career Academy (CPS), and Carl Sandburg High School in Chicago’s south suburbs and also served as an adjunct English professor at Moraine Valley Community College and St. Xavier University. Dan completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Villanova University, where he earned a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in English with a focus on 18th-century British Literature. Dan has taught a wide variety of English courses over his 27-year career, including AP English Language & Composition, which he has taught for 20 years. Dan also plays a major role in developing curricula at his school—especially for cross-curricular programs that involves the AP English Language course. For the past 13 summers, Dan has served as an AP Reader and Table Leader for the AP English Language exam. A National Board Certified teacher and mentor, Dan is accustomed to lending a helping hand to his colleagues seeking professional development. Dan works as a College Board consultant and as an educational consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the Colorado Education Initiative. In addition, he presents regularly at state and national conferences, most recently at the 2016 AP Annual Conference in Anaheim and the 2016 College Board National Forum in Chicago.
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - English Lang/Comp Exp


AP English Literature and Composition - New 

    (0 - 3 years teaching AP Eng Lit/Comp)


 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterMarilee Eyre
Marilee Eyre has taught AP English at Beaver High School for 26 years. She graduated with a double major in English and Business Education from Southern Utah University, where she was the Outstanding English Student and one of four Outstanding Business Education Students. Marilee completed a Master’s degree from Southern Utah University as well as an Administrative and ESL Endorsement. She is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Utah University, and she was selected Teacher of the Year and Utah Girls Golf Coach of the Year. Mrs. Eyre has served as an AP English Lit Reader and Table Leader at the AP Reading for 15 years and is a consultant and mentor for the College Board. She presents Saturday and five-day workshops throughout the United States. Marilee has reviewed textbooks for various publishers and grades practice AP exams. Marilee has coached Debate for 17 years, and her students have won multiple State Championships and placed at national tournaments. Mrs. Eyre is a National Forensics League Diamond Coach and has been Utah’s Debate Coach of the Year. Mrs. Eyre enjoys keeping active and playing sports. She loves to golf and helped initiate the girls’ golf program in Utah. She has coached girls golf and softball for several years at Beaver High.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - English Literature New

AP English Literature and Composition - Experienced 

    (More than 3 years teaching AP Eng Lit/Comp)

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 Presenter Skip Nicholson
Skip Nicholson taught high school English for 41 years, the last 20 as Head of English at South Pasadena High School in California, and served as a Visiting Associate in Rhetoric at the University of Illinois. He is currently an instructor in on-line courses in English literature, film, and education at the University of California, Riverside, Extension and a member of the Folger Shakespeare Library National Teacher Corps. 

He has been a reader for the AP English Literature exam, an AP institute and workshop leader throughout the U.S. and Canada, and a Senior Reviewer for the College Board AP Course Audit. He leads accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 

He was chair of the Secondary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English and sat on the NCTE Executive Committee. He has worked as a master teacher in Folger Shakespeare Library/NEH summer institutes, and is on the faculty of Shakespeare at the Huntington, a teaching institute at the Huntington Library. He has presented workshops and webinars for teachers for the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Shakespeare Globe Center and the English Speaking Union. He is coauthor of Fast Track to a 5 (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2010, 2015), and the consulting editor for five plays in National Textbook Company’s Shakespeare series: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He is a contributor to the Teacher’s Manual for Literature & Composition (Bedford/St Martin’s, 2011). He has been a featured speaker at the Long Beach Shakespeare Company and represented the U.S. as a keynote speaker at the Centrale de l’Enseignement du Québec in Quebec City. 


 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - English Literature Exp

 Fine Arts                                                                                          

AP Studio Art


 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterRaul Acero
Raúl Acero is a sculptor and ceramic artist, and has been a University Professor for many years. He is currently the Chair of the Art Department at the University of Redlands in Southern California and has taught at Parsons School of Design and The Sage Colleges. 

He is a former Chief Reader for the AP Studio Art Program, is currently a Question Leader for the studio art reading and has served as a Development Committee member, Exam Leader and Table leader. 

He is the author of the book “Making Ceramic Sculpture,” His work can be seen at his website www.raulacero.net His artwork is in many private collections and also in the Permanent Collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Asheville Museum of Art among others. 

Born In Colombia, South America and educated in the U.S, Raúl has an M.F.A from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. 
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Studio Art

   


AP Music Theory

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterMelissa Cox

Dr. Melissa Cox is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Emory University Department of Music, where she teaches music theory and music history courses. Prior to coming to Emory, she taught music at St. Gregory College Preparatory School (now the Gregory School) in Tucson, AZ., including AP Music Theory, chorus, and music history. She has been a long-time Reader for the AP Music Theory Examination and a member of the Test Development Committee for the examination, as well as a member of the College Board’s Consultant Advisory Panel. Dr. Cox regularly leads AP Music Theory workshops across the country.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Music Theory


 World Languages & Culture                                                                 


AP French Language and Culture

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterMarina Dillingham
Originally from Argentina, I immigrated to the United States in 1979 as a high school sophomore. I attended UCLA and majored in English, World Literature, with the intention of becoming a writer or journalist. While at UCLA, I participated in their Education Abroad Program and spent a year in France, studying at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier. This experience changed my life. I have been teaching French ever since, first as a private tutor upon my return from France, and in high school since 1988. I have taught in a variety of settings: year-round schools, 4x4, block schedule, combo classes, etc. Teaching has allowed me to give free rein to my passion for languages, travel and other cultures. I am fluent in four languages, and for the past 30 years I have traveled extensively through France, Italy, and Spain learning and studying about their culture. I’ve also led a variety of student travel groups and managed several cultural/ linguistic exchanges with high schools in Italy and France. Today, I teach AP French Language, IB French, and IB Spanish at Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista, CA. I currently manage my high school’s linguistic exchange with the Lycée de Briacé near Nantes, France. I am also an AP Reader in French and have been a College Board Consultant since 2005. ​
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - French 

AP Japanese Language and Culture

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterHiroko Kataoka

Hiroko Kataoka is Professor of Japanese at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to teaching all levels of Japanese language and Japanese teacher training courses at the university, Hiroko has given numerous workshops throughout the US and in Japan for proficiency-oriented instruction, World Readiness Standards for Language Learning (previously Standards for Foreign Language Learning), the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam, and other pedagogy-related iss
ues such as backward curriculum design, differentiated instruction, scaffolding, and many more. She has also served on many regional and national committees and boards, including the Japa
nese National Standards Task Force (chair), AP* Japanese Task Force, and the boards of directors for ATJ, Alliance of Associations of Teachers of Japanese, and NCJLT. Her current research focuses on heritage speakers of Japanese, Japanese immersion programs, and curriculum issues in teaching Japanese.
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Japanese


AP Spanish Language and Culture

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterJulio Cesar Cabral
 Julio César Cabral sees education as a never ending puzzle. Although we all have an idea of what the outcome of the puzzle should be, putting the pieces together is not always easy. He believes that students and teachers are the ones that need to be connected with each other. Julio César Cabral has been a Spanish Teacher for 22 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from California State University, Los Angeles in 1995. He soon started working as a Spanish teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2000 he joined the Oxnard Unified High School District as an AP Spanish teacher. For 17 years he has worked at HUENEME HIGH SCHOOL where he is responsible for providing education to students in the field of Spanish, levels 1, 2, 3, 4 AP. He developed a rigorous and high level curriculum for all Spanish native speaker classes. He held a position as the Department Chair of the ELD Department. He is responsible for the creation and organization of an AVID class in Spanish, directed to ELD students. While working as a teacher, he also works for the College Board as an AP READER. He is responsible for evaluating and scoring the free-response of the AP Spanish Exam. He is an AP CONSULTANT for the Western Regional Office, he has presented and share his expertise with other education professionals, he helps train both new and experienced educators throughout the Western Regional States. In addition, he presently serves as a member of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Test Development Committee; he is one of eight dedicated educators that play a critical role in the preparation of the AP Course Description and AP Exam. As a Committee member he has actively participated in face to face meetings to develop, review, and revise the AP Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum, Exams and Instructional Resources. Julio César Cabral is a confident communicator; able to deliver clear and enthusiastic presentations to diverse audiences. His passion for learning and advising others has been fulfilling and he looks forward to growing and sharing his experiences and knowledge to impact today’s youth and fellow educators.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Spanish Language


AP Spanish Literature and Culture

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterLinda Davis Peairs

For eleven years, I taught AP Spanish Literature and Culture at Desert Vista HS as a Dual Enrollment Instructor in conjunction with Rio Salado College for Humanities credit. Having studied Spanish and Spanish American literature at Stanford University and taught survey courses at the University of New Hampshire, I applied that knowledge to the construction of my AP curriculum. Even before the College Board course required including culture, I incorporated historical as well as visual and musical connections in my AP course. For these reasons, I will introduce a uniquely organized syllabus and successful strategies to prepare students for the AP Exam. Besides presenting several APSI and one-day workshops on this course, I have also read for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam, so I can share the perspective of the readers who grade the AP Exam. In addition, I have had the advantage of having traveled or studied in Spain, Mexico, and Peru, giving me first-hand knowledge of the people, culture, and locations described in the literature of the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course reading list—knowledge that has enlivened my classes and inspired my students to love the culture and literature as I do.


 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Spanish Literature


 Math & Computer Science                                                                      


AP Calculus AB

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterPario Lee-Law
Pario-Lee Law earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Averett University and her M.A. in Mathematics Education/Curriculum & Instruction from Virginia Tech University. She has taught high school mathematics for 19 years in Virginia and was named the Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher for the National Science Foundation in 1997. For the past 18 years, she has been teaching at D?Evelyn Jr. Sr. High School in Denver, Colorado. Her teaching experience includes 29 years teaching AP Calculus AB, 10 years teaching AP Statistics, and other courses beginning with Algebra 1 though Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry. Pario-Lee?s Advanced Placement Reading experience includes serving as a Reader for 6 years, a Table Leader for 6 years, and a Question Leader since 2010. Pario-Lee also serves a College Board Consultant, presenting 1-day and 1-week workshops for high school teachers (primarily in the Western Region) for the past 15 years. Also, Pario-Lee is one of the Davidson NEXT Instructors featured in the Calculus Instructional Videos on AP Central (Calculus Pages) available to high school teachers and students.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

Presenter

John Quintrell

John Quintrell has been teaching mathematics at a public high school in Santa Rosa, CA for 31 years, where he has served in many roles including Mathematics Department Chair, District Mentor Teacher, and PAR/BTSA provider. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member in Mathematics at Santa Rosa Junior College since 2009. He very much enjoys learning new teaching strategies and sharing them collaboratively with other teachers. 
He has taught AP Calculus AB and BC since 1995, and has been an AP Reader in Calculus since 2006. 
John earned his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from UCSD, his Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton, his MA in Mathematics Education from Sonoma State University, and his National Board Certification for Adolescents and Young Adults in 2008.
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Calculus BC

AP Statistics - New

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterPenny Smeltzer

Penny Smeltzer created one of the largest AP Statistics programs in the nation with eleven full classes at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. She currently serves as the Statistics Content Specialist for the national Math & Science Initiative and teaches AP Statistics for the Austin Peace Academy. Her recognition includes 2015 Presidential Award Finalist, 2011 O’Donnell AP Teacher of the Year, 2010 Intel Teacher of Merit, 2009 Texas Exes Outstanding Teacher, the 2008 national winner of the Siemen’s Teacher Award, 2007 District Teacher of the Year, and 2006 Toyota International Teacher Award. Thirteen years experience as an AP Statistics exam grader, grading leader, rubric writer, and current Test Development Committee member keeps her in touch with the focus of the AP Statistics course. Her passion is creating meaningful interdisciplinary lessons with science. Penny presents lively, interactive workshops to teachers in AP Statistics, New Teacher Survival Skills, and Math & Science Integration.
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Statistics New

AP Statistics - Experienced

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterChris True
Chris True has been teaching AP Statistics and AP Calculus in Nebraska since 1998. He has served as an AP Statistics reader, table leader and a member of the rubric team for the past 15 years. He has presented dozens of AP Statistics Summer Institutes, College Board workshops, AP Annual Conferences, National Math and Science teacher trainings and student study sessions. He has also presented at several regional, national and international Texas Instruments conferences. He has served as the Director of Mathematics Programs for the National Math and Science Initiative. He currently teaches Multivariable Calculus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also serves as a coach and mentor to the graduate teaching assistants who are teaching the recitation sections of Calculus I and II. In addition to teaching, he has served as a co-author of an online Statistics textbook for Cengage Publishing and has worked as an AP Calculus and AP Statistics curriculum consultant for Propel Educational Strategies.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Statistics Exp


AP Computer Science A

   

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterDeborah Klipp
Debbie Klipp received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science minor from Pennsylvania State University in 1985, and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Rowan University in 1989. Debbie has been teaching AP Computer Science A since 1987 (New Jersey 23 years, and Florida 6 years). She has been an AP Computer Science A Exam reader, table leader, or question leader since 1999 and has been an AP College Board consultant since 2001. She has conducted numerous one-day workshops and Summer Institutes across the country. She enjoys working with teachers from across the country and looks forward to sharing ideas for teaching computer science.
 Syllabus     Click to view syllabus - Computer Science A


 Science                                                                                                


AP Biology - Experienced

 (More than 3 years teaching AP Biology)

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterJoy Killough
Joy Killough is a career science educator. She has had the privilege of working with students of all ages from elementary through college, including over twenty years teaching AP Biology at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. She has been a consultant to the College Board since 1999 and has served as a reader for the AP Biology exam. Joy has consulted throughout the United States and internationally and she enjoys exchanging stories and lessons with other educators. She is a Past President of the Texas Association of Biology Teachers (TABT) and received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2011. The Texas Academy of Science named her the 2012 Outstanding Texas Educator. Joy earned a BA in Biological Science and a Master of Science in Biology from The University of Houston/ Clear Lake. Joy received a Graduate Merit Fellowship from Texas A&M University in 2014 where she is a PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction (Science Education). Her research interests include science professional development, reforms in science education, and math-science integration
 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Biology Exp

   

AP Biology - New

    (0-3 years teaching AP Biology)

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterAllison Kittay
Allison Kittay earned both her undergraduate degree in Biology and her teaching credential in Science from U. C. Berkeley. She has been teaching science for nearly three decades. She has taught many different science courses from grades 6 through 12 in a variety of settings. She taught AP Biology for many years at El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, California, and during the summers for U.C. Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program. She has been involved with the scoring of the AP BiologyExamination for the past twenty years, as a reader and table leader, and conducts one-day AP Biology, and Day with an AP Biology Reader workshops for the College Board, as well as presenting weeklong workshops for AP Summer Institutes in several states. Allison has received several awards for her teaching, and was a member of the first Access Excellence Program. Allison has mentored student teachers and has participated in many professional development programs, which have allowed Allison to stay current with her content knowledge and teaching practice. Allison is currently teaching AP Biology and Integrated Science at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Biology New

   AP Chemistry - Experienced      

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

David Wentz
David Wentz has taught public high school science and math in Arkansas for 20 years, including sixteen years in AP Chemistry and seven years in AP Calculus AB. He holds a BSE in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas. David was the National Math and Science Initiative’s Science Teacher of the Year for Arkansas in 2012. He has consulted for NMS as a presenter to AP teachers at summer workshops, to Pre AP teachers at Laying The Foundation workshops, and to AP students in NMS’s Initiative for Military Families. He has been an AP Chemistry Reader for ETS for each of the past three years. David has been married for twenty-eight years and has one daughter.

 Syllabus

Click to view syllabus - Chemistry - Exp


 AP Chemistry - New  

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Dale Jensen
This year celebrated 40 years of teaching science to high school students and high school teachers. 
In 1977 Dale Jensen received his degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Oregon. He taught Chemistry and Physics in Oregon at North Medford High School for 33 years. But teachers must teach, so Dale came out of retirement and took a job teaching Chemistry and Physics at Syracuse High School in Utah. When his father-in-law's health brought him back to Oregon, Dale was offered a position at a private school in Medford - St. Mary’s High School. 
For the past twenty-three years Dale has worked as a consultant for the College Board conducting weekend and week-long workshops; has been an active Reader/Table Leader/Question Leader for the AP Chemistry exam; and served on the SAT Test Development Committee for the Chemistry specific test. In 2014 and 2016, the College Board asked Dale to present AP Chemistry workshops in China. In 2017 Dale presented Pre-AP Science workshops in Dubai and Nigeria. 
Dale's final years in education will be teaching AP Science courses at St. Mary's High School and traveling abroad sharing with educators what he has learned about teaching science. 

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - Chemistry New

AP Environmental Science

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Pamela Shlachtman

Pamela Shlachtman currently teaches A.P. Environmental Science at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. She has served as a science instructor in the Miami-Dade Public School System since the mid 1980’s, many of those as chairperson of the science department. With a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Environmental and Urban Systems, Pamela served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University for over 10 years. Her professional accomplishments include designing and reviewing science curriculum for the Miami-Dade County Public School System, consulting for the College Board in Advanced Placement Environmental Science, participating in the AP annual reading (serving as a exam and question leader), contributing to several AP Curriculum Modules and being a former member of the Test Development Committee for A.P. Environmental Science. She has taught AP Environmental Science since its inaugural offering in 1997 and has conducted numerous summer institutes since that time. In addition to her academic achievements, Science Teacher of the Year awards, and awards for Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Science, she serves as coach for the school’s Envirothon team.

 Syllabus

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AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

       

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Angela Jensvold




Angela Jensvold received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics. She has been teaching AP Physics at Diamond Bar High School since 2003, and introd
uctory physics atthe college level since 2002. Angela has been participating in the AP Physics reading since 2005 as a reader, table leader, and question leader. She has been trained by the College Board and is an endorsed AP Physics workshop consultant. She is currently serving on the AP Physics 2 Test Development Committee. Angela is committed to helping teachers best prepare their students for the AP exam and college level physics. 

Syllabus

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AP Physics 2

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Michelle Strand

Michelle Strand has been teaching science for 20+ years in Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. She has taught various levels of college-level introductory physics (including AP Physics 1, AP Physics C and Introductory algebra-based physics at a community college). She presently teaches Physics, AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C at West Fargo High School in West Fargo, ND. Michelle recently achieved National Board Certification for Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood and was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the state of ND. Michelle serves as Senior Reviewer for the AP Physics C: Mechanics audit and Curriculum Advisor for all AP Physics subjects for the AP Audit. She was a member of the AP Audit Development Committee for Physics 1 & 2. Michelle has been a part of the AP Physics reading for many years as a reader, a table leader and Exam Leader. Michelle is currently the high school co-chair of the AP Physics C Test Development Committee.

 Syllabus

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 History & Social Science                                                                        

AP Human Geography    

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

David Palmer

I have taught Social Studies at Eaglecrest High School in the Cherry Creek School district for over 20 years and currently teaches AP* Human Geography and World Geography. Each year Eaglecrest has nearly 200 students take AP Human Geography grades 9-12. I am a Colorado Geographic Alliance (COGA) Teacher Consultant, College Board Consultant and a lead table leader during the scoring of AP* Human Geography exams. I have taught and presented at numerous institutes and conferences across the United States and a co-author of an AP Human Geography Test Bank published by COGA. I have published human geography materials for the AAG Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE) with lessons focusing on my travels to Japan and India. I am also the lead author and senior consultant on an AP review book called "Human Geography: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination" which was published by AMSCO in 2017. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and an MA from Colorado Christian University.

 Syllabus

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AP U.S. Government and Politics   

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Andrew Conneen

Andrew Conneen has taught AP US Government and Politics and AP Comparative Government and Politics for 20 years at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL. He has scored Advanced Placement exams for 15 years and served on the Comparative Government Test Development Committee. He is co-creator of CitizenU.org and one of the two teachers who appears annually on C-SPAN to help answer questions from Advanced Placement U.S. Gov students.

 Syllabus

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AP U.S. History - Experienced (More than 3 years teaching AP U.S. History)

 Session Description The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 
 PresenterMichael Kim
I have worked my entire nineteen-year teaching career at Schurr High School in Montebello, California. My current assignment consists of teaching Advanced Placement United States History, Economics, and Finance. I have taught AP U.S. History for all nineteen years of my career. I have been a reader for the U.S. History exam for sixteen years. Since 2003, I have been a College Board workshop consultant in AP U.S. History and Pre-AP workshops. Over the past four years, I have been given the opportunity to train and mentor several of the new consultants in AP United States History. I currently serve as a mentor for the online mentoring program. My early experience and involvement with the redesign of the course has given me the opportunity to write a test bank for one of the textbook publishers and an online test question site. I am also a co-writer of the summer workshop training materials. I believe that I have much to offer the participants at summer institutes. In addition to providing a tremendous amount of resources and ideas, I take pleasure in instilling a sense of mission and enthusiasm in the participants who are and will be teaching AP U.S. History. I am also very proficient in utilizing technology in the classroom. I am eager to share many useful strategies to the participants in the use of technology. I look forward to working with all the participants during the week as well as being a continual resource in the future.

 Syllabus Click to view syllabus - US History Exp

AP U.S. History - New  (0-3 years teaching AP U.S. History)

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

G. Brooke Frederick

Brooke enjoys sharing his love and appreciation for history with students and peers of all ages. After earning his BA in History from Whitman College, a small liberal arts school in Walla Walla, Washington, he has taught and traveled throughout the US and Europe. Brooke student taught in Exeter, ENGLAND, and also worked for the Dept. of Defense teaching at Augsburg American High School in GERMANY before making Central Washington his home in 1988. He holds a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration and has coached baseball and football at several levels. Currently at Moses Lake High School, this is Brooke’s 22nd year teaching APUSH to juniors. As History Department Chair he has been instrumental in the addition four new AP History courses to the curriculum at MLHS (Government, European, Economics, and Human Geography). He has been teaching APHUG to freshmen for the past four years in addition to APUSH. Brooke enjoys coaching the Varsity Knowledge Bowl team and serving as Key Club Advisor at MLHS. His 2016 and 2017 Knowledge Bowl teams were state champions. Brooke has been a College Board APUSH exam Reader since 2001, becoming a Table Leader in 2011. He has been a College Board Consultant since 2001, teaching workshops in Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Idaho, and Colorado. Brooke believes that even master teachers can learn from their peers; and he encourages professional growth through sharing of lessons, strategies, and experiences. Brooke enjoys traveling, fantasy sports, reading spy novels, and supporting the Seahawks, Mariners, and Washington State Cougars. He and Mary, his wife of 33 years, have two grown sons and a multi-ethnic rescue dogs.

 Syllabus

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AP World History - Experienced  (More than 3 years teaching AP World History)

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Charles Hart

Charles Hart has been an A.P. World History table leader for the last twelve years and has also read A.P. exams in in all three histories since the 1980s. He has facilitated weeklong AP World History workshops in Georgia, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, California, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Arkansas. College Board has asked Mr. Hart to present the AP World History post-conference workshop at the AP Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in 2010 and he is co-author of getafive.com. Mr. Hart is currently teaching at Westmont High School in Illinois. 

 Syllabus

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AP World History - New  (0-3 years teaching AP World History)

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

James Rowland

A National Board Certified secondary social studies teacher, James spends his days teaching AP World History, AP European History and World History to sophomores at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas. In addition, James serves as the AP Program Facilitator and Coordinator for The Woodlands High School. James volunteers as an AP Advocate, sharing information and statistics to promote AP courses for students of all backgrounds and abilities. He has taught AP World History in an open enrollment classroom, since its inception in 2002 and is an endorsed national and international College Board consultant for Pre-AP and AP World History and AP European History. Last year, Mr. Rowland had over 180 students take the AP World History exam. James is an AP World History exam reader and table leader and loves spending the first week of every summer, in quiet seclusion, with one thousand teachers and professors, reading student-generated essays for eight hours a day. When not corrupting the youth of The Woodlands, James is at home with his pet menagerie, grading essays, working on his computer, watching the Smithsonian Channel, reading books and journals to create historical chaos in his classroom, or devising ways to further torture his students.

 Syllabus

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 Pre-AP*                                                                                                

Pre-AP Mathematics

   

 Session Description

 The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions. 

 Presenter

Carl Veater

Mr. Veater taught mathematics for over 10 years at the high school level. He was a department chair and taught AP Calculus. For the last 15 years he has been the Mathematics Coordinator for Fresno County. His duties includes working with schools and teachers in over 30 school districts, providing coaching and professional learning. Mr. Veater is also a trainer for College Board and Texas Instruments.

 Syllabus

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