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04/28/2014

Winthrop to Host Advanced Placement Summer Institutes

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 The College of Arts and Sciences and the Richard W. Riley College of Education will host Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institutes in history, math and world languages beginning in late May.
 The AP institutes at Winthrop are led by AP teachers, AP exam graders and content specialists.
 Funds were secured through a South Carolina Department of Education grant to accommodate teachers across South Carolina and the Southeast region.

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Beth Costner
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Richard W. Riley College of Education will host Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institutes in history, math and world languages beginning in late May.

The two colleges have collaborated to offer AP institutes for the past four summers. According to Beth Costner, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Winthrop works with its nine partner school districts to offer courses that meet the need for new teachers with special AP endorsement as well as offering current AP teachers updated information on AP expectations.

“AP institutes are conducted by experienced faculty from Winthrop and South Carolina high schools. The content and activities are great professional development for teachers in which they gain insight into the content and practical teaching ideas for AP and other courses,” said Costner.

The AP institutes at Winthrop are led by AP teachers, AP exam graders and content specialists, and are directed toward teachers in the nine Winthrop Partnership school districts, but funds were secured through a South Carolina Department of Education grant to accommodate teachers across South Carolina and the Southeast region.

Completion of a session will count as a three-credit graduate course (appropriate for the content area). Participants will receive reduced tuition of $200 and will take away sample lessons, a syllabus for their fall course, resources for teaching AP courses, tips on AP exam preparation and grading, and review of pertinent content. Winthrop also will offer affordable on-campus housing for those interested.

The available AP Summer Institutes are listed below:
French Language
 Spanish Language

Online coursework required May 31-June 1; at Winthrop June 22-26
Register at www.winthrop.edu/cas/worldlanguages/ap
Registration due by May 20.

U.S. History
 World History

At Winthrop June 23-26 with some online work June 30-July 3.
Register at www.winthrop.edu/cas/history/APsummer
Registration due by June 1.

Calculus AB
 Calculus BC

At Winthrop May 30-31; June 23-26; July 25-26
Register at www.winthrop.edu/cas/math/apcalc/
Registration due by May 20.

For more information, please email apinstitute@winthrop.edu.

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