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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: Susan Barry
Susan has been teaching AP European history at Franklin High School since 2001. She has been actively involved in the course’s redesign since 2011 and served most recently as the College Board advisor to AP European History and as a member of the Test Development Committee. As an author of one of the three Planning and Pacing Guides for the redesigned AP Euro course available online at the College Board website, she has a keen understanding of the changes made to the course. At the annual AP Euro reading in May, Susan served as one of the pilot exam’s SAQ question leaders gaining insight into how the newest portion of the exam will be scored.