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The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.
Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions
Instructor: Cheryl Mitchell
Cheryl Mitchell has been a faculty consultant for The College Board since 2003, serving as a reader for the AP Biology exam, a presenter for College Board’s online events, and she leads workshops and summer institutes in AP Biology, Pre-AP Science Vertical Teams, and Transitioning to Inquiry Based Labs. Most recently, she was invited to present the AP Biology workshop for experienced teachers at the 2013 and 2016 AP Annual Conferences. Cheryl’s teaching experience encompasses all levels of biology and chemistry (AP, honors, grade level) and, after spending 12 years as the science chair at The Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach, Florida, she moved to the Philadelphia area in 2010, where she currently teaches AP Biology and honors chemistry at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.