Math & Computer Science

The 2020 Silver State AP* Summer Institute is offering the following AP sessions. Please note some AP sessions are split by participant's years of teaching the specified AP subject; this may be different than years of experience teaching. Please register according to the following requirements:

  • New is designed specifically for teachers with 0-3 years of experience teaching the specified AP subject.
  • Experienced requires the participants have taught the specified AP subject for a minimum of 3 years.

Please understand that years teaching AP may be different than total years of teaching experience.

Mathematics

Instructor: Pario-Lee Law

Syllabus: TBA

AP Calculus AB

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.

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 taught high school mathematics for 19 years in Virginia and was named the Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher in Virginia by the National Science Foundation in 1997. Moving to the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, Pario-Lee taught 18 years at D’Evelyn Jr. Sr. High School. 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 7 years, and a Question Team Member and/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 19 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. Currently, Pario-Lee lives in Jacksonville, FL and has been teaching part-time at Duval Virtual Academy.

Instructor: Nancy Stephenson

Syllabus: TBA

AP Calculus BC

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.

Nancy Stephenson recently retired after teaching high school mathematics for forty-five years. She most recently taught AP Calculus AB and BC at St. Thomas High School in Houston. She is a College Board consultant who has presented at numerous College Board one-day and two-day conferences and has led AP summer institutes at Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M International University, the University of Houston, the Colorado Education Initiative, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Southern Methodist University, and Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia, as well as for the National Math and Science Initiative. Ms. Stephenson has been a Reader, Table Leader, Question Team Member, and Question Leader for the AP Calculus exam. She is also a former member of the AP Calculus Development Committee. She received the Siemens Award for outstanding teaching of an AP course in 2001. Ms. Stephenson holds a BS in education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and an MS in mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Instructor: Chris True

Syllabus: TBA

AP Statistics- New

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.

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.

Instructor: Penny Smeltzer

Syllabus: TBA

AP Statistics- Experienced

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.

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.

AP Computer Science

Instructor: Deborah Klipp

Syllabus: TBA

AP Computer Science A

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.

Debbie Klipp received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science minor from Penn State University and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Rowan University. Debbie has been teaching AP Computer Science A since 1987. She has been an AP Computer Science A reader, table leader, and 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 and internationally. She looks forward to sharing ideas for teaching computer science to teachers across the country.