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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.