The primary goal of this institute is to familiarize participants with the entire AP Statistics curriculum. To achieve that goal, topics will be covered under the following tentative schedule.
It is my sincere hope that participants will not only become fluent in use of statistical techniques but gain an understanding of the underlying principles of those techniques. It is highly likely that most students will take the AP exam upon completion of the course. To help insure student success on the exam, a secondary goal of this institute is to provide participants with a basis to evaluate the progress of their students in terms of the exam expectations, especially for free response questions. I believe the best means of conveying exam expectations is by analyzing previous exams. Therefore, I will provide a detailed description of the expectations from the 2017 and 2018 constructed response questions which will be imbedded appropriately in sections of the PowerPoint presentations. All participants will receive a thumb drive containing all PowerPoint presentations, electronic versions of all handouts, and many other documents as well.
I encourage participants to bring the graphing calculator that you most likely will be using when you teach the course. The reason for this is obvious. In addition, I will be bringing Casio Prism graphing calculators for participants to use during many of the activities conducted in the institute. The reason for this is far less obvious. Many of the activities involve lists (some of which are rather long) and matrices. Rather than have participants input the data in their personal calculator, I will have stored approximately 80 lists (some of which vary for activities where the class is subdivided into six unique groups) and a half-dozen matrices that will be used. Participants should have no trouble using this calculator even if they are not familiar with it because all necessary instructions are embedded the PowerPoint presentations.
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.
- 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 Tuesday – Thursday.
- 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 knowledge and 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.
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 AP* Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.
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