The purpose of the AP* summer institutes is to provide educators with the knowledge to construct and teach successful Advanced Placement* courses in their own high schools.
The primary focus of the institute is to prepare teachers to teach AP* in their high schools by requiring each participant to construct an AP* curriculum that is specific to their own school. For some institutes, this may require work with constructing effective labs. Your own content area knowledge will not be assessed.
Participants will receive: three hours of graded graduate credit (if you have attended the institute at Truman previously, you will be enrolled for "audit" (no credit), extensive interaction with AP* teachers with high levels of success, training in constructing an AP* curriculum that is applicable to their own high schools, an understanding of AP* exams, cooperative learning with other teachers, and free supplemental materials (texts, packets of information, etc.)
After attending the institutes, participants are expected to teach/promote AP* within the next two years.
All Truman APSI participants pay a $50.00 registration fee. For teachers who live in or teach in the state of Missouri, the tuition fee is waived. The only additional cost is room and board. Some teachers obtain professional development funds to cover this cost.
All Truman APSI participants pay a $50.00 registration fee. In addition to the cost of room and board, teachers from outside the state of Missouri must also pay tuition for attending the institute, whether enrolling for graduate credit or no credit (audit).
Most institutes are co-taught by a current high-school advanced placement teacher with a successful record of teaching courses in the subject area and a university faculty member who would teach the equivalent class at the college level.
Class size varies. The maximum number of participants in one institute is 20 and the minimum is 10. Participants are both beginning and veteran teachers.
Yes. For attending the institute you will receive three semester hours of graded graduate credit. If you have attended the institute at Truman previously, you will be enrolled for "audit" (no credit).
For additional information on Advanced Placement Institutes offered by Truman State University, e-mail Mona Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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