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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 Tucker
Tom Tucker has taught English in both large and small high schools for 33 years, 25 years with AP Literature and Composition. He retired in 2006 from Stockbridge High School in Michigan to work at Lansing Community College, teaching sections of expository writing and honors argumentative writing. In the fall of 2013, he taught AP Literature at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, returning to Michigan in 2014. Currently, he teaches and mentors at Lansing Community College and develops student test preparation materials for the National Math and Science Institute. For the past three years, he has worked as an AP Literature sample selector for the poetry portion of the exam.
New This Year: AP Mentoring
WVCPD is partnering with College Board to provide AP mentor support for teachers attending the AP Summer Institute English Literature session. Teachers wanting to participate may pay a bundled registration fee for the AP Summer Institute and AP Mentoring program. See Cost section below for registration fee details.