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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: Tom Sleete
Tom Sleete is a teacher with forty-six years of classroom experience, an AP U.S. History exam reading table leader, AP Exam Item Writer, the Gilder-Lehrman 2005 Michigan History Teacher of the Year, and a consultant for the College Board in AP U.S. History, Historical Thinking Skills, Reading Strategies, Vertical Teaming, English/History Interdisciplinary Strategies, Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Studies, and Writing Tactics Using SOAPSTone. He also taught AP U.S. History at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia until June 2013.