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Session: U.S. History - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)


Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

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: Becky Berry

Becky Berry is a teacher at Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV where she currently teaches honors world history and AP U.S. History. She has taught for 25 years in both middle school and high school. Currently, Becky serves the College Board in a number of capacities. For the past ten years, Becky has served as an exam reader and table leader at the AP Reading. Becky has provided lessons for the College Board professional development modules on AP Central for periods 2 and 7. She has led workshops in the Midwest Region for College Board and is trained to facilitate workshops for AP U.S. History, as well as Historical Thinking Skills, and in 2016 was selected to present at the AP Annual Conference. Additionally, Becky has served as a question item writer for an AP U.S. History textbook.

New This Year: AP Mentoring

WVCPD is partnering with College Board to provide AP mentor support for teachers attending the AP Summer Institute U.S. History 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.

WV teachers:

Early registration fee: $100.00

Walk-in registration fee: $150.00 (applies to anyone registering after the June 5 registration deadline)

Out-of-state teachers: $800.00

The registration fee includes lunch, as well as the College Board professional development materials.

Registration fees must be paid online with a credit/debit card or a purchase order number must be provided at the time of registration.

Cancellations must be made before the registration deadline to receive a refund. After the registration deadline, no refunds will be given.

Graduate Credit:

Three hours of graduate credit will be available through Marshall University and West Virginia University. Representatives from each university will be on site during lunch to assist with graduate credit registration.

The cost of the credit is as follows:

Marshall University: $141.00

West Virginia University: $213.00

Participants must complete an additional 15 hours of coursework outside the institute to earn graduate credit. Please see the course syllabus for more information about graduate credit expectations.

AP Mentoring Bundle Fees: WV Teachers - $825 (Includes AP Summer Institute & AP Mentoring Support for 2017-2018 yr.) Out-of-State Teachers - $1,425 (Includes AP Summer Institute & AP Mentoring Support for 2017-2018 yr.) If you plan to participate, send email to Karen.R.Linville@wv.gov for payment link & payment information.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017

9:30 A.M. – Registration (Tuesday only)
10:00 A.M. – Sessions begin
12:30 – 1:15 P.M. – Lunch
5:30 P.M. – Sessions end for the day
Wednesday – Thursday
8:00 A.M. – Sessions begin
12:00 – 12:45 P.M. – Lunch
4:45 P.M. – Sessions end for the day
8:00 A.M. – Sessions begin
12:00 – 12:45 P.M. – Lunch
4:00 P.M. – Sessions conclude


The institute will take place at:

University High School
131 Bakers Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

Lodging will be provided at a local hotel. Your lodging location will be sent to you in your confirmation 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the institute. 

Lodging is provided to West Virginia teachers living at least 80 miles or 1.5 hours driving time from the session location at no additional cost. The deadline to reserve lodging is Monday, June 26. Lodging will not be available after the deadline.

Lodging is not provided to out-of-state participants. 

Teachers must be present for the entire institute (30 contact hours) to receive a completion certificate

While AP and honors teachers are encouraged to attend, this institute is open to all teachers who are employed full time by a school system and wish to increase rigor in their classrooms.

Last Day to Register: 6/26/2017

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