Advanced Placement (AP) Institute
Calculus AB and BC
Winthrop University, with funding from the South Carolina Department of Education, is pleased to offer institutes for new and/or experienced AP Calculus teachers. The institutes will allow teachers to explore AP Calculus (AB and BC versions), engage in specialized study for one of these courses, and earn 3 graduate mathematics education credits. Teachers on the waiting list will be contacted beginning March 1st concerning available space.
Registration priority will be given to teachers from South Carolina public high schools. Teachers in regional private schools or North Carolina public high schools may be able to participate if space is available. All interested teachers should complete the interest form linked below and if appropriate they will be placed on a waiting list. Teachers on the waiting list will be contacted beginning on March 1 concerning available space.
The courses will be held on Winthrop’s campus.
First Weekend Session
Friday, March 23 - 5pm to 7:30pm - Owens 109
Saturday, March 24 - 9am to 1pm - Owens 109
Second Weekend Session
Friday, April 27 - 5pm to 7:30pm - Kinard 302
Saturday, April 28 - 9am to 1pm - Kinard 302
One Week of Sessions in the Summer
Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28 - 9am to 4pm - Kinard 302
Course fees are $200 and include:
- 3 graduate credits in mathematics education coursework;
- AP Teacher Resources to include practice test questions and guides for the classroom.
Note: An additional fee of $50 will be charged to out-of-state teachers to cover materials funded by our grant for SC teachers only.
The purpose of the course is to strengthen teacher understanding of the calculus topics covered in AB or BC calculus and provide guidance on structuring a course that promotes student success. Participants will explore content covered on the AP syllabi with college mathematics faculty, engage in activities that allow AP students to master the required content, investigate possible teaching strategies with an experienced AP calculus teacher, investigate various resources, discuss test preparation strategies with an experienced AP reader, and much more. Participants will be expected to teach at least one mini-lesson, reflect on experiences, create a sample AP syllabus, and make plans for implementation of new knowledge. Full course details are available on the AB syllabus (pdf - 267KB) and the BC syllabus (pdf - 190KB).
- Participants should notify course instructors of interest by completing an interest form.
- Once organizers know of interest, a Special Course Registration Form will be sent by email and should be returned on or before March 1st for priority registration. This form and its required attachments will facilitate official enrollment in the graduate course and will begin the process of billing procedures from the University.
- Participants will be billed by the University and registered directly into the course. After the registration process begins, $50 of the course fee will be kept to cover associated costs. Once the course begins no portion of the course fee will be returned.
- Participants must complete an immunization form (pdf - 461.76 KB).
Further, questions can be directed to Dr. Beth Costner, 803/323-4568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.