Courses

Statistics

This course will be devoted to investigating the current AP Statistics curriculum and how to teach an AP statistics class. Whether you are new to the course or have taught it before, this workshop will offer you the opportunity to create a new course of study or fine tune your approach. All topics in the AP Statistics Teacher's Guide will be addressed with considerable attention to ways to prepare your students for the AP exam. We will look at how to incorporate the graphing calculator and other technology as tools to improve our analysis of a problem. Daily hands on activities will be introduced that can be taken back into your classroom as well as various methods for teaching a single concept. Participants should bring to the institute 30 copies of their favorite lesson/activity or something that you would like to work through or improve. Also, please bring a copy of the textbook you will be using in your class.

AGENDA

Topics will include:

Day 1

  • Introduction and background
  • Univariate data sets
  • Bivariate data

Day 2

  • Linearization
  • Probability
  • Simulations
  • Surveys and Sampling
  • Experimental Design

Day 3

  • Inference

Day 4

  • The Syllabus
  • Grading the AP exam


Participants are invited to send questions or concerns directly to Jeanne Lorenson at lorensonj@aol.com.


Excellent coverage of AP materials for exam.

–Past Client

Instructor:
Jean Lorenson

Jean Lorenson was an AP Statistics teacher and mathematics department chair at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a past table leader for the AP Statistic Exam and has been a reader since the first exam in 1997. She is a consultant for the College Board and has previously taught workshops at UNC Ashville, NC., and University of Delaware in addition to AP Mentoring Workshops. She was a presenter at the ASA meeting in Baltimore, speaking on the role of statistics in the high school and has edited both the second and third edition of the Yates, Moore and Starnes Practice of Statistics.

Previously, she worked for Montgomery County Public School in Maryland, where she was a resource teacher. Jean is an experienced AP Statistics teacher, a writer for the county AP Statistics Curriculum, and a county trainer for Maryland teachers.

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Institute Faculty

The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.

Daily Schedule

Classes are scheduled from Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.

Participants receive a catered lunch at a waterfront restaurant each day.

Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.

An Opportunity for Learning and Interacting

Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledgeand skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.

Course Questions?

Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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