Carleton 2022 APSI Workshops

June 21 – 24, 2022

We have selected some of the AP® courses most frequently offered in high schools and are currently offering combined, new teachers, and experienced teachers workshops. All workshop options present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers with varying levels of subject area experience.

New Teachers Workshops

New teachers workshops are designed for educators who have taught their AP® course for three or fewer years, regardless of their level of teaching experience and/or subject area experience. These workshops focus on effectively planning, organizing, and implementing AP® curriculum and will also include discussion of the AP® Exam itself, focusing on strategies for preparing students.

Experienced Teachers Workshops

Experienced teachers workshops are designed for educators who have taught their AP® course for four or more years. These workshops focus on specific curriculum topics and increasing content knowledge. The content of Experienced Teachers workshops are partially guided by the participants’ needs and tend to spend less time discussing the specifics of the AP® Exam.

Combined Workshops

Combined workshops are designed to benefit both new and experienced teachers.

Both registration and payment are required for enrollment into a workshop, and workshop space is limited.


Carleton APSI 2022 Workshops

English

APSI English participants in a lecture

English LANGUAGE – New Teachers – APSI.5200

June 21 – 24, 2022

This workshop will provide an overview of the AP® English Language and Composition course with particular emphasis on the enduring understandings and essential skills that should serve as the foundation for everything we do in the classroom. We will work through the central elements of the course articulation outlined in the Course and Exam Description binder, and we will unpack what the course specifically asks of our students. We will emphasize how AP® English Language and Composition provides students the chance to engage in careful reading, critical thinking, and college-level writing.  With that in mind, we will collaborate to help students with the two crucial skills they need to learn in the course: 1) evaluate and analyze the effects of writers’ choices and 2) make useful writing choices themselves in their own essays. Together, we will determine how best to help the students meet the objectives of the course. We will devote time to teaching the main areas of the exam (multiple-choice, rhetorical analysis, argument, and synthesis), but we will do so with an eye on the larger goal, which is helping students prepare for — and be successful in — college writing situations.  

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand the crucial skills students need to be successful in the AP® course
  • Learn, design, and share instructional approaches to help students succeed
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for how the AP® exam is scored, using that understanding to inform instruction.
  • Develop units based on newly articulated course frameworks -Consider how to make equitable access a guiding principle of the course


About the Instructor:

Jeff Blair: Consultant for English Language and Composition First Time
Jeff Blair

Jeff Blair has been a teacher since 1993. He currently teaches at Grandview High School in the Cherry Creek School District, and he is also on the adjunct faculty for Community College of Aurora, instructing for concurrent enrollment courses. He has been an AP® teacher (Language and Literature) for over twenty years and has worked with the AP® reading for nineteen. Over that time, he has served as a reader, table leader, and, most recently, question leader for the AP® English Language exam. He has worked as an AP® mentor and has presented at the AP® National Conference. He also works for College Board as an AP® consultant. Outside of his AP® work, Jeff has had work published by NCTE and presented at the NCTE national conference. However, he is most proud of his contributions in his home, spending as much time with his wife and children as their busy lives allow. You can contact Jeff directly at jeffreyjblair@gmail.com.

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English LANGUAGE – Experienced Teachers – APSI.5206

June 21 – 24, 2022

This course is designed to benefit both newer and more experienced AP® English Language and Composition teachers. During our time together, participants identify the skills assessed by the College Board on the AP® Language and Composition exam and discuss and craft a variety of classroom approaches to strengthen those skills. Through the use of varied texts, participants design lessons, have discussions, and create conceptual outlines for units and course plans. By collaborating with other participants, we collect and create resources to employ in the year to come. This energizing professional community helps teachers plan and problem solve for a successful start of term. During the course we review the design of comprehensive course outlines, discuss the most recent and past AP® exams (and focus on the six-point rubric application), read and analyze nonfiction and fiction focusing on rhetorical approach, and work to create assessments that scaffold toward mastery of the skills assessed by AP® measures. This course provides time to create a group of supportive colleagues for ongoing work and help in the year to come. 



About the Instructor:

Greg Jones: Consultant for English Language and Composition: Advanced Topics
Greg Jones

Greg Jones has taught for over twenty years at the high school level. He teaches both AP® English Language and AP® English Literature courses while coaching competitive speech and directing theater. He worked on the creation of the College Board workshop A Day with An AP Reader and was a contributing teacher in the AP® Classroom video lessons. He has served as a reader, table leader or question leader for seventeen readings. He has also served as a committee member for the sample selection process a number of times for the AP® reading. Greg has a Doctor of Law degree (J.D.), and that coursework informs his work with rhetoric and argumentation. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth instructing courses in literature and observing pre-service teachers in various content areas. In his district he coordinates teacher development and has led the creation of their comprehensive teacher develop and evaluation program which includes peer coaching and mentorship. He has also served as the district English/Language Arts curriculum specialist.

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English LITERATURE – New Teachers – APSI.5210

June 21 – 24, 2022

This AP® English Literature and Composition session for teachers new to AP® is designed to help teachers understand, plan, and teach effective AP® Lit courses.  Beginning with overall philosophy and moving to pragmatic details, we will explore the elements of the in-depth teaching of literature, including College Board expectations for instruction and desired outcomes for students. We will engage numerous past AP® Lit essay prompts, mock scoring sessions of sample student essays, and strategies for approaching the AP® multiple choice. And we will also examine the day-to-day workings of the class, including lessons, strategies, and activities.  My goal is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the major 2019/2020 revisions of the AP Lit course, the new 6-point Analytical Scoring Guide, to provide new ideas and strategies, and validate the fine work they are already doing.

By attending this workshop, participants will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP® Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP® classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the AP® question bank.

While we have an agenda packed full of activities and materials, the very nature of bringing together a group of teachers suggests a collegial atmosphere conducive to the exchange of ideas.

Additional topics covered:

  • Reading literature in the era of technology and screens
  • Teaching the modern student
  • Strategies for increased student participation
  • Moving the paper load efficiently


About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Ryan Hoague
J. Ryan Hoague

J. Ryan Hoague, MA, taught English at Temple City High School in California for 26 years, including 22 years of AP® English Literature instruction.  In his teaching and 18 years as a College Board Consultant, he has refined his ideas about the elements of an effective AP® Lit course. Mr. Hoague has also served as Chairperson of the English department and on numerous committees focused on curriculum and composition. He has additionally been an adjunct college instructor at Pasadena City College.  

A seasoned scorer, Mr. Hoague has been an AP® exam reader for English Literature since 2001, serving as Table Leader for Question 3 in recent years. He also has read the essay portion of the SAT and placement essays for the Cal State University system. Mr. Hoague has reflected in depth on the elements of effective timed essay writing; he would like to share his insights about reader expectations and keys to student success. 

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English LITERATURE – Experienced Teachers – APSI.5216

June 21 – 24, 2022

The AP® English Literature course and exam ask students to engage meaningfully with a variety of literature, spanning centuries, genres, and voices. To that end, our workshop will tackle both creating a vibrant class and preparing your students for the test. Participants can expect hands-on and relevant work that will enhance what they already are doing. Participants will share texts, lesson plans, assignments, and prompts that have worked in the past with an eye to strengthen course syllabi and tweak the day-to-day activities. The daily grind may be of particular interest to participants given the demands and logistics of school this past year. Our course will also strive to strike a balance between giving the canon its due, but also bringing in newer, fresher material to engage students. We will also examine the role of supplementary texts and the possibilities with literary theory, when appropriate. When we look at the AP® Lit exam, we will review multiple choice teaching strategies, essay prompt analysis, and strong writing criteria and rubric creation. With recent changes to the AP® exam and course description, we will review the new writing rubrics and discuss syllabus suggestions. Participants will leave having reflected on their students, school, and class, and having worked to bring exciting and challenging material to school in the fall.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Paul Cunningham
Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham has been a teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair NJ for 19 years where he primarily teaches 9th grade English, a Satire elective, an interdisciplinary New York City class, and AP® English Lit. for 12 of those years. He has been an AP® Reader since 2012. Paul received his BA from College of the Holy Cross in 1999 and his MA in English (with a Writing Concentration) from Rutgers University in 2008. He also completed work at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in its MFA Creative Writing program.  Paul has been an AP® consultant since 2017 and has presented at the annual conference in both Anaheim and Orlando.

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History & Social Science

APSI Consultant Talking with participant with a "wealth and poverty" bubble diagram in the background

Human Geography – APSI.5363

June 21 – 24, 2022

My overriding goal is to make the APSI a practical and teacher-centered event by covering the key changes in the recently published Course and Exam Description (CED), sharing the resources for teaching the content, and providing a forum for participants to share ideas and teaching strategies. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others:

  • Understand the Course;
  • Plan the Course;
  • Teach the Course;
  • Use the resources in AP® Classroom to Assess Student Progress;
  • Prepare students for the exam; and
  • Engage as a Member of the AP® Community.

The bulk of the time will be used to share a wide variety of teacher-developed, classroom-tested resources and activities for teaching content topics in each of the seven units and develop students’ five key skills.  Participants will also practice FRQ scoring, go over sample student answers and discuss how that can inform us about preparing students for the exam.



About the Instructor:

Max Lu

Max Lu is a geography professor at Kansas State University. In the last 19 years he has been involved in AP® Human Geography in a number of capacities. He started AP® Human Geography reading in Clemson, South Carolina in 2003, the third year after the course was created.  Since then he has read the APHG exam every year except for one and have been a reader, table leader, and in recent years question leader. From 2007 to 2015, he served on the College Board’s Test Development Committee for AP® Human Geography. In addition to being a College Board-certified consultant, he is also a senior reviewer for College Board’s AP® course auditing program. He has taught AP® Human Geography workshops and summer institutes around the country since 2007. He went to a “Big Ten” school (Indiana University, Bloomington) for his PhD and has worked at a “Big 12” school (K-State) for 26 years! He recently co-authored (with Barbara Hildebrant, Ken Keller and Rod Neumann) a textbook titled Human Geography for the AP Course, published by Bedford, Freeman & Worth in January 2021.

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MACROeconomics – APSI.5313

June 21 – 24, 2022

This summer institute will give you the knowledge, pedagogy and confidence to teach AP® Macroeconomics like a veteran. You will learn the classroom practices to help your students score well on the AP® exam, including a solid foundation of macroeconomics theory, the latest teaching resources (including the AP® Classroom resources) and active lessons. You will also take away from this workshop electronic resources to get you up and running including fully polished lectures for every topic, class-ready graphics of the economic models and their use, and student activities. You will also learn how to complete the AP® course audit to ensure that you are approved by the College Board to teach the class.

This course is primarily designed for teachers new to AP® Macroeconomics or teachers who would like to grow their confidence teaching the theory underlying the economic models. Unlike AP® Economics courses that teach both AP® Macro and AP® Micro, this course will have time to cover virtually all the theory and graphs of AP® Macroeconomics in depth, and we will have time to answer all your questions. We will focus on how best to bring the topics of Macroeconomics to life for adolescents. Graphing concepts will include: production possibilities; supply and demand; aggregate demand and supply; money market; bond market; loanable funds; T- accounts; Phillips curve; and foreign exchange. Non-graphing concepts will include: comparative advantage; money and money supply; CPI and price level; Federal Reserve and monetary policy; fiscal policy; money multiplier; spending and tax multipliers; and current and capital accounts.

You will also learn the ins and outs of writing excellent free-response answers for the AP® test.

You are invited to bring any best practice ideas and activities to share with the group. Bring a flash drive to share electronic resources. Mr. Trinkner will share digital copies of nearly twenty years’ worth of lesson plans, lectures, graphics, and activities.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Richard Trinkner
Richard Trinkner

Richard Trinkner loves teaching AP® economics and has shared his enthusiasm with students for 25 years in six countries. He has taught at Boulder High School, in Boulder, Colorado, since 2005. Richard graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Pomona College. He received a Masters of Arts degree from Stanford University. He holds graduate certificates from the University of Colorado in both economics and finance. He is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Secondary Social Studies education. Richard has served as a reader, table leader, and question leader at the AP® Macroeconomics exam reading since 2012. He has been leading AP® Economics seminars for the College Board since 2018.

Richard has received the Economics Teacher of the Year award from the Colorado Council for Economics and the Colorado Stock Market Experience teacher of the year. He received Boulder High’s Mary Taylor Award, awarded by students and parents to the school’s most outstanding teacher. He twice coached state-champion Fed Challenge teams and one of his teams finished in the top seven nationally. His students have won the Colorado Stock Market Experience competition several times and were twice state champions in the NCEE’s Econ Challenge in the AP® division, finishing 13th in the nation.

While away from teaching between 1997 and 2003, he worked as a technical writer, software engineer, and business strategy consultant. He served as Research Director for Gartner, Inc, the world’s largest IT research and consulting company, where he worked with leaders of several Fortune 500 companies to improve their business practices.

Richard lives in Boulder, Colorado, and enjoys birding, playing piano, mountaineering, scuba diving, homebrewing, road cycling, jazz, cooking and reading.

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MICROeconomics – APSI.5323

June 21 – 24, 2022

During our APSI, we will work together to explore Microeconomics content, best practices for pedagogy, and resources available to help you build or revise your AP® Micro class. We will do a deep dive into the College Board Course and Exam Description, so that you will leave with a clear understanding of what is included (and what’s not included) in an introductory college economics class. You will also participate in a number of simulations and other interactive learning activities, so that you will feel more confident using these strategies in your own class. We will practice accessing and using the new online College Board resources, and I’ll share a google drive of additional resources and practice activities for you to use. Be prepared for an active week!



About the Instructor:

Consultant Martha Rush
Martha Rush

Martha Rush has taught AP® Macro for 15+ years and AP® Micro for 10+ years, and she has been a reader in both subjects. She serves on the AP® Micro Test Development Committee, and she led the development of AP® Daily Micro videos in 2020. In addition to teaching, Martha has written two books (and is working on her third), and she writes curriculum for a variety of organizations including the Urban Land Institute, Invest in Girls, the Council on Economic Education, and McGraw-Hill Education. Her student teams have won the Minnesota State Econ Challenge eight times and the national championship twice.

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Psychology – New Teachers – APSI.5370

June 21 – 24, 2022

During this AP® Psychology for New Teachers APSI, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP® resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP® Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP® Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP® Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the AP® question bank.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Kent Korek
Kent Korek

Kent Korek currently teaches six sections of AP® Psychology at Germantown High School in Germantown, WI. Since coming to G-Town in 1981, he has taught Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Social Problems, US History and AP® Psychology since its inception in 1992 in addition to chairing the Social Studies Department for twelve years. Prior to working at Germantown, Kent taught in West Allis for 2 years after graduating from Marquette University with a double major in history and psychology.

Kent authored the classroom electronic presentations (PowerPoints) for all four editions of the high school level textbook, Thinking About Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior. In 2010, Kent was invited to be part of the Editorial Advisory Board which developed the premier edition of Myers’ Psychology for AP and authored the PowerPoints for the text. For subsequent editions, Kent was a member of the Content Advisory Board, once again composing the PowerPoints, and compiling a listing of Key Contributors in Psychology for the book’s appendix.

Since 2005, Kent has been invited to be part of the AP® Psychology Reading. In 2008 he was promoted to serve a term as a Table Leader. Kent has been endorsed as a College Board Consultant and has attended, facilitated and presented at many summer institutes including a number sponsored by the National Science Foundation. From 2010 to 2014 Kent served on the AP® Psychology Development Committee and continues to write questions for the AP® Psychology Exam.

You can learn more about Kent Korek through his home page, or you can visit his website to find topics covered at a summer institute as well as where Kent is teaching each summer.

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Psychology – Experienced Teachers – APSI.5376

June 21 – 24, 2022

This four-day institute is intended for experienced instructors of AP® Psychology. The session will be personalized to meet the needs of individual participants as much as possible, but will also cover necessary information about the AP® Psychology exam format, philosophy, and assessment. During the session, all units of the AP® Psychology curriculum will be covered, with an emphasis on topics that are often challenging for students and instructors. By the end of the week, experienced teachers should leave with new activities, demonstrations, and resources to teach an engaging and informative AP® Psychology course.



About the Instructor:

Headshot of consultant Michael Berndt. Michael is wearing a light blue button up shirt/tie and smiling in front of a grey background.
Michael Berndt

Michael Berndt has taught Psychology and AP® Psychology for 24 years at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor in the Education Department at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. Michael has attended the AP® Psychology Reading since 2006 and has served as a Reader, Table Leader, Question Leader, and Exam Leader. He is the founder and organizer of a regional network of psychology teachers called Minnesota Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (MNTOPSS). In 2017, Michael was selected to participate in the APA Summit on High School Psychology Education in Ogden, Utah. In 2019, he served as a master teacher at the APA/APF Oregon State University Psychological Science Workshop in Corvallis, Oregon. From 2018-2021, Michael advised on the course description and exam construction process for AP® Psychology as a member of the AP® Psychology Development Committee.

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United States Government & Politics – APSI.5353

June 21 – 24, 2022

The AP® U.S. Government and Politics workshop is designed to give new and experienced teachers the tools necessary to maintain their course. It is designed to review and help revise participant’s curriculum for the redesigned curriculum that launched in the 2018-19 school year. The workshop will focus on the development of instructional strategies and curriculum enrichments to facilitate the teaching of the AP® U.S. Government course. The workshop will provide a wide variety of resources, lesson plans/ideas, technologies, and pedagogical approaches to help teachers engage their diverse learners. Workshop participants will work collaboratively with each other to create and develop effective lesson plans for use in their classrooms. The workshop will provide instructional strategies to more effectively teach the multiple choice and free response questions found on the AP® U.S. Government and Politics exam. The workshop will also help participants access and utilize the new AP® resources available including effectively using AP® Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet for use during the workshop.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Dan Hoppe
Dan Hoppe

Dan Hoppe has been teaching AP® U.S. Government and Politics and AP® Comparative Government since 2008. He has been a social studies teacher in the Stevens Point (WI) school district since 2002 where he also teaches AP® U.S. History. Dan has been a test reader and written test questions for the AP® Comparative Government exam and is a College Board national consultant for both AP® Government courses, presenting workshops to teachers across the nation since 2014. He has also presented workshops on the use of technology within the social studies classroom at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies annual conference and for education majors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dan was awarded the Coca-Cola Distinguished Educator Award in 2015 and was named the 2019 Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He is also an active leader within his school, serving as the student senate advisor and as a track coach.

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United States History – APSI.5383

June 21 – 24, 2022

This workshop will focus on building curriculum strategies to either start or refine your school’s AP® US History (APUSH) courses with a specific emphasis on developing students’ writing abilities. The course will be centered around helping teachers identify and understand the skills, concepts, and themes that are required for the study of US History.  We will also focus on creating specific teaching strategies to help your students understand the content and successfully communicate that understanding through discussion as well as classroom assessments. A significant component of the week will be the sharing of instructional strategies and materials and time to create lessons to bring back to your classroom. Specifically, my goal is to help you develop strategies so your students learn not just the content but also how to demonstrate specific historical skills to satisfy the requirements of our current writing standards. 



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Jay Hohenstein
Jay Hohenstein

Jay Hohenstein is an AP® US History teacher at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN. He started teaching in 1998, and has experience teaching both middle and high school social studies. During his district experience, he has worked to implement vertical teaming strategies between grade levels to help increase student preparedness for their AP® experience. He has also collaborated with the English department to provide interdisciplinary instruction opportunities to develop reading and writing skills. He has experience as both a reader and a table leader at the yearly AP® US History reading.

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World History: Modern – APSI.5393

June 21 – 24, 2022

AP World History: Modern will focus on a variety of methods to implement a hands-on learning approach to the course. In addition to a thorough examination of the Course and Exam Description, we will focus on building an AP® course, utilizing AP® Classroom, and piloting best practices to prepare students for the AP® Exam in May.



About the Instructor:

Headshot of consultant Heather Campbell. Heather wears glasses and smiles in front of a grey background.
Heather Campbell

Heather Campbell is a U.S. History and AP® World History: Modern teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has taught AP® World History for seven of her ten years as teacher, and has been an active participant in College Board Summer Institutes and Summer Readings. She has been a Reader for the last four years and was a Table Leader this past year. In addition to the College Board, Ms. Campbell serves as a board member for Indiana Council for the Social Studies.

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Math & Computer Science

APSI participants working in class

Calculus AB – New Teachers – APSI.5500

June 21 – 24, 2022

This AP® Calculus AB course will be specifically designed for teachers new to the AP® community. It will encompass a review of most of the topics in the curriculum from a numerical, analytical, and graphical point of view. There will be an emphasis on content and engaging topics with an eye to being able to break them down to get your students to understand them to their full potential. The course will specifically give new teachers strategies to make sure they find success in planning and teaching the AP® course content. Additionally, insight will be provided on exam expectations, scoring and grading practices. We will be working with multiple-choice and free response questions from recent Calculus AB exams. Discussions will include structure of the class, forms of assessment, and AP® exam review. AP® Classroom resources and implementation will be covered as well. Participants will be provided with resources and classroom materials as well as multiple levels of instructional strategies. Specific course content, course planning and pace, and strategizing for maximizing student performance will be a focus. Come join in the fun.



About the Instructor:

Consultant Erik Ahlquist headshot. Erik wears a suit and glasses and smiles in front of a sky and mountain background.
Erik Ahlquist

Erik Ahlquist has been a high school mathematics teacher at St. Louis Park High School in St. Louis Park, MN for the past 26 years. He began teaching AP® calculus AB and BC in 1998 and has been an AP® Reader since 2006. Erik has served as a reader for both the operational exams as well as the alternate and international exams. He has served as a table leader and as a question team member. Starting in 2020 Erik has served AP® as a question leader. He has enjoyed the opportunity to set the standards and train readers on the reading of specific problems, including both secure and operational forms of the AB exam. Erik has been part of the AP® consulting team since 2021. He looks forward to teaching and learning from fellow educators. Erik lives in Minnetonka, MN with his wife of 28 years. They have three children who serve in the United States Air Force. Outside of education he enjoys racing sailboats in the summer and Nordic skiing in the winter.

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Calculus AB – Experienced Teachers – APSI.5506

June 21 – 24, 2022

This workshop for Experienced Teachers will cover the curriculum of AP® Calculus AB, through developing a conceptual understanding of the topics and also teaching practical ways to present materials.  Participants will share and gain new teaching strategies to help prepare students, as well as learn the new AP® Framework that was introduced last year for AP® Calculus.  Additionally, participants will be exposed to the AP® exams, not only from the perspective of teaching the standards of the exam, but also grading, preparing students and seeing results of students from previous years’ exams. Textbooks, prerequisites, the AP® Classroom online resources and assessments will also be discussed.

Graphing calculators and on-line applications will be used extensively to present ideas from graphical, numerical, and analytic approaches.  A small unit on creating math videos and implementing a flipped classroom in the math class will also be presented.  Participants will be actively engaged and sharing of ideas and information is expected. The emphasis on specific topics will be guided in part by the needs of the participants.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Tim Zitur
Tim Zitur

Tim Zitur has been a high school math teacher for over 35 years. He has taught AP® Calculus for 27 years; 3 years in Minnesota at the School of Environmental Studies and 24 years at the Singapore American School, one of the largest AP® international schools in the world. Presently, Zitur teaches AP® Calculus BC, Multivariable Calculus, and Linear Algebra. He has been an AP® reader or a table leader since 2003, as well as an AP® College Board consultant since 2007. Zitur has taught AP® Calculus with the “flipped” or “blended” classroom approach for the last 11 years. He likes teaching through applications of math whenever possible. Zitur has his M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Minnesota and his B.S. in Mathematics from St. John’s University (MN). He is married and has three children.

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Computer Science Principles – APSI.5543

June 21 – 24, 2022

This workshop provides teachers with the tools they need to implement an effective AP® Computer Science Principles course. During this training, teachers will explore the computational thinking practices and the components of the curriculum framework, including the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge statements. Special attention will be allocated to the changes in the course for 2020 as well as effective uses of AP® Classroom. Participants will work to understand how to use activities that organize the course content to develop students’ proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. In addition, participants will become familiar enough with the philosophies of the approved curriculum providers by which they will begin a course plan to teach the skills and content of the AP® Computer Science Principles course in the subsequent year.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Bob Juranitch
Bob Juranitch

Bob Juranitch teaches science and computer science at University School of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he introduced Computer Science Principles (CSP) in 2013. As a consultant for College Board®, Bob participated in the Phase II Pilot, presented CSP Workshops internationally, acted as a Table Leader for the CSP test, and read the CS A test. Bob served on the executive board of the CSP Reader’s Question Database, represented Wisconsin on the PRAXIS Computer Science Standard Setting Committee, and was a founding officer of CSTA-Dairyland. He currently acts as the moderator of the AP® Teacher Computer Science Principles Community and has read the CSP test continuously since its inception. In the classroom, Bob strives to convey deep content in an everyday context by which his students can gain a clearer understanding of the world. Prior to becoming a teacher more than a decade ago, he worked as an engineer for Raytheon.

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Statistics – APSI.5553

June 21 – 24, 2022

During this AP® Statistics APSI, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP® resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP® Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP® Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP® Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the AP® question bank.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Chris True headshot. Chris wears a yellow button up shirt and glasses and smiles in front of a dark background
Chris True

Chris True began teaching AP® Statistics and AP® Calculus in Nebraska in 1997. He has served as an AP® Statistics reader, table leader and a member of the rubric team for the past 21 years. He has presented dozens of AP® Statistics Summer Institutes, College Board workshops, AP® Annual Conferences, National Math and Science teacher trainings and student study sessions. He has also presented at several regional, national and international Texas Instruments conferences. He has served as the Director of Mathematics Programs for the National Math and Science Initiative. He has taught Multi-Variable Calculus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also served as a coach and mentor to the graduate teaching assistants who were teaching the recitation sections of Calculus I and II. He has taught Calculus I and a Statistics course for PhD Nursing students at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He currently teaches Statistics at the University of Arizona. In addition to teaching, he has served as a co-author of an online Statistics textbook for Cengage Publishing, has written AP® Statistics questions for UWorld and has worked as an AP® Calculus and AP® Statistics curriculum consultant for Propel Educational Strategies.

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Science

APSI science participants examining solution in a test tube with goggles on

Biology – New Teachers – APSI.5600

June 21 – 24, 2022

The focus of the 2022 AP® Biology New Teachers workshop will be to augment our teaching repertoires and accordingly, deepen our ability to guide students’ learning. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from and alongside colleagues who share our passion for AP® Bio! We’ll revisit the Curriculum and Exam Description, work to integrate the Science Practices into our learning activities and labs, and consider the AP® Biology Exam through multiple lenses. We’ll identify the strengths and weaknesses of our individual courses and then explore, adapt, and integrate the wealth of resources available to us to make the improvements that will guide our students to success. Teachers will leave the workshop with classroom-ready materials and an invaluable network of AP® Biology colleagues. 



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Lisa Neesemann
Lisa Neesemann

Lisa has taught AP® biology, among courses, at Bay Ridge Preparatory School in Brooklyn NY for 15 years, in addition to serving as the Chair of the Science Department. She also works at the national level with the College Board to develop the AP® Biology curriculum and exam, serving as one of only 3 high school teachers on the Test Development Committee responsible for designing the annual AP® Biology exam taken by hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. She also serves in the leadership team of AP® Exam raters to accurately score AP® Exams and leads AP® Summer Institute workshops for new and experienced AP® Biology teachers looking to improve their courses. In addition, she teaches graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University in the preservice science education program. She also loves to run marathons, parent her toddler and drink lots and lots of coffee. Lisa earned her BA from Carleton College and her MA and Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University.     

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Biology – Experienced Teachers – APSI.5606

June 21 – 24, 2022

The focus of this Institute will be on the following topics:

  • Review the Course and Exam Description (CED) in AP Biology (2019). 
  • Familiarizing teachers with the exam format
  • Revising traditional labs into inquiry based lab investigations and extensions to labs most of us already do
  • Effective use of AP Classroom in developing formative and summative assessments.
  • Instructional strategies that improve student success in AP Biology
  • Development/revision of a syllabus for Course Audit submission, if needed.

Participants will practice modifying traditional experiments into inquiry-based models and explore alternatives/extensions to these investigations that meet the same learning objectives and integrate the same science practices. 

We will spend time analyzing the 2022 AP Biology exam and other recently released FRQs and look at trends and patterns in student responses from previous years. We will discuss strategies for improving student performance such as phenomenon anchored learning, modeling, activity before content, I2 and CER which help to build student success. 



About the Instructor:

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Kathy Van Hoeck

Kathy worked for 15 years as Medical Technologist before becoming a teacher.  After getting a master’s degree in Biology, she taught Anatomy and Physiology at College of DuPage College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL for 5 years and then high school biology in the Chicago suburbs for 25 years where she taught AP® Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Medical Careers and freshman honors biology.  She is now an adjunct professor of Biology at St. Xavier University in Chicago. Kathy is a College Board Consultant and has been an AP® Biology Reader since 2011. She has served as Table Leader and Early Table Leader. She is now an adjunct professor in Biology at St. Xavier University in Chicago. Kathy loves to travel and spend time with her 6 grandkids.

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Chemistry – New Teachers – APSI.5610

June 21 – 24, 2022

This workshop is intended for teachers who are new to AP® Chemistry. We will address many issues pertaining to the creation of your unique program, including an overview of the AP® Chemistry universe, latest available information regarding course updates, teaching methods and resources, course syllabi, content coverage, strategies, lesson plans, technology and web sites, the most recent released exams, and others. This workshop will use College Board workbook materials available to all class participants. During the week, participants will explore the many aspects of the AP® Chemistry course, including the curriculum framework, the laboratory program, the most recent examination and other past exams, and the audit of your syllabus. We will pay special attention to the laboratory component of the course as we examine the inquiry lab approach and discuss the challenges of teaching a college-level laboratory class in a high school setting. Due to the intensive lab work, participants should bring a lab coat and safety eyewear!



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant David Hostage
David Hostage

David Hostage taught science at the secondary level 1976-2020, including all levels of chemistry and other sciences as required. An active participant in the AP® Chemistry community, he taught the AP® course 1986-2020 and, as a College Board-endorsed consultant, has led workshops in the subject for teachers since 1988. He has been a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader at the grading of the AP® exam since the early 1990s. For four years he was a member of the Test Development Committee for the subject. Mr. Hostage is the author of a lab manual for AP® Chemistry (Laboratory Investigations: AP® Chemistry, Peoples Education) and a test review book for the subject (Multiple-choice & Free-response Questions in Preparation for the AP® Chemistry Examination, D&S Marketing Systems).

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Chemistry – Experienced Teachers – APSI.5616

June 21 – 24, 2022

Hip Hip Hooray! As of this date, Carleton’s APSI Chemistry for Experienced Teachers, is designed to be conducted as an in-person experience, will explore several key areas dealing with the (2019-20) Revision of the new (2014) chemistry curriculum and its assessment: Planning the AP® course; Teaching the AP® course, and Assessing student progress, as well as Engaging as a member of the AP® community, among others. Additionally, we will pay specific attention to the newer unit guides and the AP® Classroom resources such as the new long and short (daily) videos, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the larger AP® question bank, among others. I could not explore EVERYTHING this past year- maybe you could not either. We will do more, and do it together and share our knowledge and individual insights!

 For the experienced teachers who have been through the course at least once, we will be using some of the “downsized,” guided inquiry lab activities, performed as demonstrations, and then emphasizing the refining of our students’ explanations. Refinements in their explanations can lead to higher scores for them. For example, I will be using one of the commercial Le Chatelier kits, and we will discuss students explaining at the particle level, why heating or cooling a sample shifted the equilibrium – NOT using a phrase (a predictive guideline for the multiple choice section) such as “because heating favors the endothermic reaction,” which earns a student zero points. We will also provide opportunities for interpreting, generating, and sharing more particle-level diagrams to be used in your own classrooms, and focus on improved “error analysis” responses and with an emphasis on second semester topics in general (thermodynamics, kinetics, Ksp, buffers, etc.)  Something for everyone!



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Patsy Mueller
Patsy Mueller

Ms. Patsy Mueller is currently teaching at Regina Dominican H. S., Wilmette, IL. Patsy was an AP® Reader for 20+ summers including 15 years as a Table Leader, and a member of the AP® Chemistry Test Development Committee (4 years). Previous AP® Summer Workshops include ILL. Wesleyan, Purdue, The Taft School (CT), University of Iowa, West Virginia AP® Initiative, St. Mary’s (Notre Dame, IN). Patsy is one of three authors who have written and now revised a new AP® Chemistry Test Prep book to align with the 2019 Revision of the new (2014) curriculum, including new lab questions, and the “long/short” newer testing format, specifically designed for AP® Chemistry.

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Physics 1 – APSI.5643

June 21 – 24, 2022

During this four-day AP® Physics 1 APSI, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and a number of resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and help you identify the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about the process that will give you access to the College Board resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP® Exams. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain a deeper insight of the course content and how to effectively teach it to your students. In addition, attention will be paid to the following AP® Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the AP® question bank.



About the Instructor:

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Barry Panas

Barry Panas is a high school physics teacher at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, Canada where he teaches both AP® Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. His teaching is not limited to the classroom as he has performed physics demonstrations on live television and online via his YouTube channel “The Physics Dojo”. He has graded AP® Physics exams numerous times as both a reader and as a table leader and has presented numerous AP® Physics APSI’s across the US, Canada, and overseas. He is the author of Strive for a 5 – Preparing for the AP® Physics 1 Examination and one of the authors of the Teacher’s Edition of College Physics for the AP® Physics 1 Course, 2nd edition.

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Physics 2 – APSI.5633

June 21 – 24, 2022

Participants in this summer institute will have the opportunity to meet and learn from others who are developing Advanced Placement Physics programs in their schools. Current and aspiring AP® Physics 2 teachers will strengthen their knowledge of the subject, become familiar with the AP® Physics program and its changing scope and sequence, and develop laboratory and demonstration materials for use in their own classrooms. They will come away from the institute with many materials, including the College Board AP® Physics packet, tests and solutions from past years, sample course syllabi, and the solutions to the 2022 free response exams. The College Board has developed an extensive array of training materials for AP® Classroom, so these will be discussed extensively. Time will be spent working on problem solving techniques and discussing approaches to teaching AP® Physics —including the role of vertical teaming, development of a course syllabus, and designing labs and assessments that address higher order thinking skills. Participants will be given the opportunity to work in small groups to model inquiry-based laboratory design increasingly emphasized by the AP® Physics courses, selecting the lab work from a variety of options that best fit the teacher’s course needs. Materials for AP® Physics 2 will be provided, allowing teachers to select from activities that are most needed for their classrooms. Everyone will develop a course syllabus—either using their existing audit syllabus or starting the framework of a new syllabus.



About the Instructor:

APSI Consultant Connie Wells
Connie Wells

Connie Wells has a Master of Science Degree in Physics from The University of Kansas. After teaching Physics, AP® Physics B, AP® Physics C and AP® Physics 2 at the high school level for over twenty-five years, Connie is now an adjunct instructor of physics at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She has been active in test scoring and development for The College Board since 1995, serving on the AP® Physics B and C Test Development Committee from 1997-2001 and as Co-chair of the AP® Physics 1 and 2 Curriculum Development Committee and Co-chair of the AP® Physics 2 Development Committee from its inception to 2015. In November 2003, Connie was a Regional Winner of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement Teaching sponsored by The College Board and The Siemens Foundation and was awarded the Rockers Award for Greater Kansas City Area Outstanding Teacher in Science in 2008. As a workshop leader and College Board institute consultant, she has presented physics teacher training institutes throughout the United States and abroad—including Edmonton (AB, Canada), Hawaii, Saipan (Northern Marianas Islands), Barranquilla (Colombia), Bangkok, Skopje (Macedonia), Shanghai, Tokyo, Harbin (China), Taipei (Taiwan), Hangzhou (China), and Beijing. She is the author of several physics review guides produced by major publishers and of documents and focus booklets for AP® Physics published by The College Board. She’s the author of the “Conservation Concepts” and the “Rotational Motion” Curriculum Modules and co-author of “Electrostatics” and “The Laboratory Guide”. Connie has been Chair of the Committee on Teacher Preparation for the American Association of Physics Teachers. In August, 2015, she was named Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society. She was appointed to the College Board Science Advisory Panel in 2016 and currently works on contract projects for The College Board and ETS related to AP® Physics. Connie is developing extensive experience in the presentation of online courses, having taught online college courses and labs at the college level, starting in spring 2020, and online AP® teacher institutes in summer 2020 on a variety of platforms.

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