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  • AP Art Teacher Idea Swap: Free

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP01A
  • Dates: 3/9/2021 - 3/9/2021      Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1   Days: Tu

  • Instructor: Phyllis Burstein

  • Capacity Remaining: 17

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $0.00

  • A get-together for AP Art & Design teachers. Come share ideas for guiding students through the final stretch of compiling the portfolios due May 20. 

    Phyllis Burstein, an AP Art & Design Teacher (as well as experienced exam reader), will present a few quick activities to inspire students to end strong. But this will not be a presentation. It will be a think tank in which teachers from around the world will bring ideas, lessons, and activities; bounce them off each other; and brainstorm new ones!

    Earn 2 hours of Professional Development by sharing an activity you have executed in your classroom and by participating in the discussion.

 

  • Institute for Excellence in Teaching Math: Algebra II/Pre-Calculus (Online) - New Teachers

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  • Section Code: 21MPEAP015N
  • Dates: 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Robert Cole

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $545.00

  • Pre-AP High School Math: Algebra 2/Precalculus - Three years or less experience in Pre-AP.

    This four day workshop will focus on preparing students for AP or college classes. Teachers will work on the following topics.

    •    Exploring rigor - interesting, challenging, quality - not quantity 
    •    Build, strengthen, and reinforce knowledge and skills
    •    Instructing and assessing with a multi-representational approach
    •    Modeling assessment after AP Calculus problems
    •    Synthesizing skills in a novel context
    •    Intensive look at course material
    •    Writing in a math class: Justifying and explaining mathematical reasoning
    •    Encouraging “math-talk” or academic conversation
    •    Encouraging students to “grapple&

 

  • Institute for Excellence in Teaching Math: Algebra II/Pre-Calculus (Online) - Exp Teachers

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  • Section Code: 21MCEITEEE
  • Dates: 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Cedric French

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $545.00

  • Teachers of high school mathematics will learn instructional strategies to expand skills, concepts, and assessment practices that can be incorporated into Honors mathematics in order to prepare students for success in AP Calculus and Statistics. We will look at what Honors math is designed to do as it prepares students for AP, and talk about how this can be accomplished through vertical teaming. Teachers will participate in activities that involve students in higher level thinking processes that reinforce the skills and concepts needed to be successful in upper level mathematical classes. Technology will be used to develop concepts and as a problem solving tool. We will do several hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom to teach or reinforce concepts. Teachers will also review and adapt AP problems that may be used to help facilitate student learning and to reinforce concepts at different grade levels. 

    What to bring:
    •    A copy

 

  • ITE Middle School Math: 6th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE080A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Stacy Hughes

  • Capacity Remaining: 29

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  •  

    Where do we go from here?  The challenges of this past year provide a unique context for growth and professional development.  The possibilities of the coming school year provide a unique opportunity to redefine “normal” in how we practice the craft of teaching mathematics.  Join us for a three-day interactive online workshop where we will explore pedagogical strategies for nurturing math skills that are non-expirable and inspiring our students to move beyond answer-getting to mathematical thinking.   

     

    Led by master teachers (and life-long learners), participants will explore misconceptions, extensions, depth and complexity, and multiple representations of Numerical Relationships, Algebraic Relationships, Geometry and Measurement, and Data Analysis in grade-level groups.  These grade level groups will focus on vertical alignment, filling in pandemic-induced gaps, and preparing our students, including Gifted and Talented learners, for success in future math courses.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions to develop teaching strategies for technology integration, addressing nature and needs in curriculum and instruction, developing foundational understandings for success SAT and Advanced Placement, and encouraging sophistication in mathematical thinking.

 

  • ITE Middle School Math: 7th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE81A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Christie Fish

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  •  

    Where do we go from here?  The challenges of this past year provide a unique context for growth and professional development.  The possibilities of the coming school year provide a unique opportunity to redefine “normal” in how we practice the craft of teaching mathematics.  Join us for a three-day interactive online workshop where we will explore pedagogical strategies for nurturing math skills that are non-expirable and inspiring our students to move beyond answer-getting to mathematical thinking.   

     

    Led by master teachers (and life-long learners), participants will explore misconceptions, extensions, depth and complexity, and multiple representations of Numerical Relationships, Algebraic Relationships, Geometry and Measurement, and Data Analysis in grade-level groups.  These grade level groups will focus on vertical alignment, filling in pandemic-induced gaps, and preparing our students, including Gifted and Talented learners, for success in future math courses.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions to develop teaching strategies for technology integration, addressing nature and needs in curriculum and instruction, developing foundational understandings for success SAT and Advanced Placement, and encouraging sophistication in mathematical thinking.

 

  • ITE Middle School Math: 8th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE082A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Laura Montgomery

  • Capacity Remaining: 29

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  •  

    Where do we go from here?  The challenges of this past year provide a unique context for growth and professional development.  The possibilities of the coming school year provide a unique opportunity to redefine “normal” in how we practice the craft of teaching mathematics.  Join us for a three-day interactive online workshop where we will explore pedagogical strategies for nurturing math skills that are non-expirable and inspiring our students to move beyond answer-getting to mathematical thinking.   

     

    Led by master teachers (and life-long learners), participants will explore misconceptions, extensions, depth and complexity, and multiple representations of Numerical Relationships, Algebraic Relationships, Geometry and Measurement, and Data Analysis in grade-level groups.  These grade level groups will focus on vertical alignment, filling in pandemic-induced gaps, and preparing our students, including Gifted and Talented learners, for success in future math courses.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions to develop teaching strategies for technology integration, addressing nature and needs in curriculum and instruction, developing foundational understandings for success SAT and Advanced Placement, and encouraging sophistication in mathematical thinking.

 

  • ITE Middle School Science: 6th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE070A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor:

  • Capacity Remaining: 29

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  • The Institute for Excellence in Teaching was created to bring together the most intelligent minds, talented presenters, and eager learners to promote advanced academics in your classroom. We are thrilled you have chosen to join us and we look forward to serving your needs and inspiring greatness. Here’s what you can expect in our Middle School Science Summer Institute. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple sessions each day with different presenters. Topics will range from content-focused, TEKS-based lessons, to learning new technology applications, to innovative pedagogical methods. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other middle school science educators from across the state. We strive to cultivate the best, most diverse learning experience possible for our participants, and we can’t wait to partner with you in your pursuit of professional growth.

 

  • ITE Middle School Science: 7th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE071A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Brooke Schuster

  • Capacity Remaining: 28

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  • The Institute for Excellence in Teaching was created to bring together the most intelligent minds, talented presenters, and eager learners to promote advanced academics in your classroom. We are thrilled you have chosen to join us and we look forward to serving your needs and inspiring greatness. Here’s what you can expect in our Middle School Science Summer Institute. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple sessions each day with different presenters. Topics will range from content-focused, TEKS-based lessons, to learning new technology applications, to innovative pedagogical methods. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other middle school science educators from across the state. We strive to cultivate the best, most diverse learning experience possible for our participants, and we can’t wait to partner with you in your pursuit of professional growth.

    Bio: Brooke Schuster has been an educator for 15 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Baylor University and a Master's degree from UT Arlington in Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education.  Brooke has taught high school science, served as an instructional coach, and is currently teaching middle school science.  She has learned so much from countless hours of professional development as well through the many experiences that come with teaching a diverse group of students. Brooke thinks that teaching middle school is the best-kept secret and is really enjoying all of the work that makes teaching middle school a challenge and a joy.

 

  • ITE Middle School Science: 8th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE072A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Todd Abronowitz

  • Capacity Remaining: 27

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  • The Institute for Excellence in Teaching was created to bring together the most intelligent minds, talented presenters, and eager learners to promote advanced academics in your classroom. We are thrilled you have chosen to join us and we look forward to serving your needs and inspiring greatness. Here’s what you can expect in our Middle School Science Summer Institute. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple sessions each day with different presenters. Topics will range from content-focused, TEKS-based lessons, to learning new technology applications, to innovative pedagogical methods. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other middle school science educators from across the state. We strive to cultivate the best, most diverse learning experience possible for our participants, and we can’t wait to partner with you in your pursuit of professional growth.

     

    Bio: Todd Abronowitz currently teaches all levels of chemistry at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Previously, he was the lead AP Chemistry teacher for Dallas ISD. Prior to this, he taught at John Paul II High School in Plano (and served as science department chair) for five years. He has also taught at Creekview High School, in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD for 8 years, South Garland High School (Garland ISD) for six years. He has served as the lead chemistry teacher at Creekview High School. Since starting his teaching career in 1990, he has taught regulars chemistry, honors chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry. He has started three AP chemistry programs, at South Garland HS, Creekview HS, and most recently at John Paul II HS. He is involved with several professional organizations: Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT), Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2), and the American Chemical Society. He has presented workshops at several STAT Conferences for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. He has presented at two-day conferences and one-day conferences for the College Board and been the presenter for APSI in Texas and Arkansas. He served as a State Chemistry Textbook Review member for Texas in 2001. He was co-founder of a Traveling Science Show that performed across the DFW Metroplex. He wrote his own laboratory manual and study materials for use in his AP chemistry class. Mr. Abronowitz has received numerous awards including NMSI All-American Teacher of the Year 2012, Schulz Award for outstanding high school chemistry teacher from the DFW section of the ACS, Radio Shack National Teacher Award, Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas Teacher of the Year in 2000, and Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year 1996.

 

  • ITE Middle School Science: Biology - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE073A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Wendy Howe

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  • The Institute for Excellence in Teaching was created to bring together the most intelligent minds, talented presenters, and eager learners to promote advanced academics in your classroom. We are thrilled you have chosen to join us and we look forward to serving your needs and inspiring greatness. Here’s what you can expect in our Middle School Science Summer Institute. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple sessions each day with different presenters. Topics will range from content-focused, TEKS-based lessons, to learning new technology applications, to innovative pedagogical methods. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other middle school science educators from across the state. We strive to cultivate the best, most diverse learning experience possible for our participants, and we can’t wait to partner with you in your pursuit of professional growth.

    Bio: 

    Wendy Howe has served in education for over 25 years in many different roles including public K-12 school, private school,  Montessori Pre-K and Kindergarten as well as community college and university.  Her primary teaching experience has been in public school secondary sciences.  Wendy has a passion for students of all learning styles, and enjoys designing learning experience for students that meet the needs of every child.  In addition to working with traditional students, Wendy has extensive experience with EL, GT, STEM and At-Risk students. 

     

    Wendy’s current as an instructional coach role includes developing and supporting teachers through coaching, PLC facilitation, and formal professional learning sessions.  Wendy also works directly with the teachers in the STEM and Gifted Academies for GCISD.  Wendy also provides support for teachers new to the district including zero year teachers. Wendy also leads the development of district science curriculum, assessment and lesson design for the district and facilitates the analysis of data. 

     

    Wendy has also had many opportunities to work outside of the school setting and travel extensively by presenting at conferences such as the Texas Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), DFW Metroplex Mini-CAST, T-STEM Conference and out of state STEM conferences.  Wendy has also traveled as a consultant for Thinking Maps, Inc. delivering staff development in science, STEM and mathematics.

     

    Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Texas Teacher Certifications in Biology, Chemistry, Composite Science, ESL and Special Education as well as a Master’s degree of Education for Science Teaching.  

 

  • ITE Middle School: Social Studies: 6th & 7th Grades - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE89A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Chad Smith

  • Capacity Remaining: 28

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  • This week is for middle school teachers, primarily 6th and 7th grade, who teach advanced academics, or want to increase the rigor of their on-level courses. We will explore the skills of a social studies course that are transferable to life outside of academics and focus on finding ways to incorporate those skills into your curriculum. It will also help you scaffold advanced social studies skills for students in different learning levels. Together we will explore several classroom strategies for increasing the rigor of your curriculum and we will devote time to modifying your existing lessons to incorporate social studies skills. Please come to the course with 2-3 of your existing lessons that you would like to modify.

 

  • ITE Middle School: Social Studies: 8th Grade - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE90A
  • Dates: 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 4   Days: Tu W Th F

  • Instructor: Barrett Doke

  • Capacity Remaining: 33

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $400.00

  • This school year has challenged teachers in new ways as we have adapted to the ever-changing education landscape. How can we take some of the technology many of us were “forced” to use and incorporate it more strategically to support the knowledge and skills and mindsets which are important to us no matter what format the lessons take? Our basic goals for this session include sharing and developing practical, classroom-ready ideas – to build content, to practice skills, and to gradually shift the responsibility for learning back onto our students. Whether you’re at the cutting edge of incorporating technology in the classroom or you’re just now getting the hang of email, we’ll keep things inclusive and productive for everyone throughout each session. We’ll mix synchronous and asynchronous elements with whole group and content-specific group activities throughout the training days. Participants need to have a personal Google account so they can access / collaborate on digital files created for the training.

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Biology (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE001A
  • Dates: 7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Mark Welch

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

  • The 2021 TCU Institute for Teaching Excellence:  High School Biology session will acquaint teachers with high school biology science practices and their correlation to national and local content standards.  Participants will take an in-depth look at national and local content standards and how they are organized.  Additionally, correlation will be made between national and local standards to identify “crosswalks” for the teacher to move toward enhancing current curriculum.  Each of the days will address a different topics found in Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science while targeting critical areas with activities that focus reading, inquiry, and the math skills of science strategies.  These strategy sessions are designed to enhance a Texas middle school learning environment by moving from teacher-centered to student-centered instruction. Student-centered concept delivery will also be offered in a daily session to help teachers assist

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Geometry (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE008A
  • Dates: 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Melissa Burkhead

  • Capacity Remaining: 29

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

  • Participants will explore the most current perspectives of High School Geometry. Connecting algebraic and geometric thinking, the course will apply material from Algebra I and look to concepts covered in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus through a geometric lens.  

    Topics will include the following:  
    •    Rate of change, functions, area under a curve, trigonometry, geometric means, areas of plane figures, areas and volumes of solids, coordinate geometry and transformations
    •    Strategies to use throughout the year that allow for students to self-evaluate and work with others
    •    Using manipulatives to develop geometric concepts before rigorous application
    •    Implementing methods of discovery throughout the curriculum
    •    Developing meaningful student projects throughout a geometry course
    •    Assessment in geome

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Spanish (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE005A
  • Dates: 7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Ann Mar

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

  • Participants will understand the proficiency levels students need for success on the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam, and gain tools to guide their students’ growth in language proficiency and intercultural knowledge and skills at each stage in the path to proficiency. We will all share our successful strategies, and participants will team up to develop sample units of instruction incorporating clear learning targets in all the communication modes. Teachers will leave with shared units, sample activities and adaptable tools to use in their classrooms in the fall.


    Topics will include the following:


    Understanding proficiency goals in the vertical team 

    How the AP Exam assesses proficiency

    External and Classroom Proficiency Assessment

    Formative and Summative Assessment for Proficiency


    The 90% Goal: Strategies for Staying in the Target Language


    Scaffolding the AP Skills and Learning Objec

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Chemistry (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE002A
  • Dates: 7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Lisa McGaw

  • Capacity Remaining: 29

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

  • This course is designed for chemistry teachers who teach the first-year chemistry course. Beginning and experienced teachers are welcome! Concepts and laboratories appropriate for the first-year chemistry course will be explored during the institute such as reactions, states of matter, stoichiometry, atomic structure/periodicity, bonding, intermolecular attractive forces and thermochemistry. Participants will experience a variety of teaching approaches including guided inquiry, laboratory, and simulations. During the week there will be an opportunity for participants to share a favorite activity. Participants will engage in claim, evidence and reasoning approach to respond to a variety of scenarios throughout the week. An emphasis on increasing student engagement and increasing rigor will be an underlying theme. 
     
    What to have available: calculator, laptop computer, course syllabus, something to share, other common household supplies for at home experiments (l

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: English High School

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE37A
  • Dates: 6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Lynne Weber Schwartz

  • Capacity Remaining: 30

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: English HS Exp Teachers (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE006A
  • Dates: 6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Stephanie Woolley-Larrea

  • Capacity Remaining: 45

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: English HS New Teachers (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE33A
  • Dates: 6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Brook Bullock

  • Capacity Remaining: 45

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

 

 

 

 

  • Elementary Institute for Teaching Excellence - Online

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE091A
  • Dates: 7/8/2021 - 7/8/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1   Days: Th

  • Instructor: Megan People, Kim Everts, Joanne Campbell, Shaula Shaffer, Katie Masteller, Ben Travis, Kamella Lily, Valerie Valdez

  • Capacity Remaining: 295

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $175.00

 

  • AP Art and Design Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP008A
  • Dates: 2/2/2021 - 2/16/2021      Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Sessions: 2   Days: Tu

  • Instructor: Phyllis Burstein

  • Capacity Remaining: 24

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $175.00

  • This seminar will briefly review the rubric and requirements of the AP Art & Design exam. The seminar will focus on refining students’ investigations. We will share lessons and activities to encourage experimentation and revision as well as address individual questions and concerns as students prepare their portfolios for final submission. Required hours will be divided into 3 2-hour sections.
    Part 1 (Online Zoom Presentation) Tues. Feb 2 6pm-8pm
    Part 2 (Asynchronous) 2 hours determined by participant • • • Execution • and documentation of a learning activity with AP students. • • • • • Scheduled • 15 minute Zoom meeting with workshop facilitator. • •
    Part 3 (Online Zoom Presentation/Discussion) Tues. Feb 16 6pm-8pm

 

  • AP Calculus AB Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP011A
  • Dates: 2/6/2021 - 2/6/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: Melissa Burkhead

  • Capacity Remaining: 24

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $175.00

  • Teachers will learn how to inject their AP Calculus AB class with cutting edge approaches to prepare for the exam in May. They will focus on key review topics pertaining to semesters 1 and 2, review strategies that can be implemented during the final weeks before the exam, technological aids, and important findings from current AP Calculus Readings. This online course will be taught with synchronous and asynchronous elements to provide teachers with added perspectives to help their own students learn. Building a bridge to support students from virtual learning to on-site or blended learning will receive attention, as well. PLAN FOR THE DAY Developing An Exam Review Plan Topic Review: First Semester Perspectives with AP Flair (Quick ID of Limit Definition of Derivatives, Tangent Line Approximations, The Chain Rule, Graphs of f,f’, etc.)

 

  • AP English Language Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP002A
  • Dates: 2/6/2021 - 2/20/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sessions: 2   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: Lisa Wernli, Jessica Perry

  • Capacity Remaining: 17

  • Building: Online Class   Room:

  • Fee: $200.00

  • Our presentation will be: Teaching during the Pandemic has been challenging to say the least; however, we feel that we have created, begged, and borrowed to come up with strategies that will lead to quality academic writing. It has been suggested that this year teachers focus more on practicing the break down and outlines of essays rather than piling essays on top of each other, and we would like to share some of our most effective methods with you. Using a Complexity Circle template to break down prompts and a Say, Mean, Matter chart for essay outlining, we have seen amazing growth in our student writers. Coupled with some friendly acronyms like DRAAWC, ESCAPE, and $SEEITT, we believe our students will be well prepared to demonstrate their understanding of college reading and writing skills. Please join us for two 3 hour sessions; the first session with be an introduction of strategies that you can take back to your classroom for immediate implementation; the second session will be

 

  • AP English Literature Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP001A
  • Dates: 2/27/2021 - 2/27/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: Michelle Iskra

  • Capacity Remaining: 18

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $200.00

  • The AP English Literature and Composition Exam is complex under the best of circumstances; preparing students for that experience and what lies beyond it is even more challenging in a pandemic. Join me for a full day of discussion and practice of critical reading, thinking, and written responses to complicated texts in both virtual and in-person settings with an emphasis on inclusion, community building, and collaboration.

 

  • AP Environmental Science Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP005A
  • Dates: 2/20/2021 - 2/27/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sessions: 2   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: Amy Fassler

  • Capacity Remaining: 20

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $200.00

  • Session 1: Earth’s Climate: A History of Change In this session we will spiral back to the carbon cycle as we delve into Unit 9 Topics including greenhouse gases, global climate change and ocean warming and acidification. The workshop will include hands-on activities that include skill development in data analysis and explaining processes through visual representations. The workshop is organized so that the content and skills can be shared with students in a virtual setting. Session 2: Habitat Destruction and the Rise of Emerging Infectious Diseases In this session we work with two different scenarios to analyze data and perform calculations in order to increase understanding of how and why emerging infectious diseases are on the rise. Through these activities we will have the opportunity to spiral back to adaptations and natural selection. The workshop will focus on justifying solutions by identifying pros and cons and identifying an author’s claim from a scientific rea

 

  • AP Human Geography Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP012A
  • Dates: 2/6/2021 - 2/6/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 1   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: Jennifer Garner

  • Capacity Remaining: 22

  • Building: Online Class   Room:

  • Fee: $175.00

  • The morning session of this AP Human Geography workshop will focus on application activities for students to use to master AP Human Geography concepts included in Unit 6 Urban Land Use Patterns and Processes and Unit 7 Economic Development Patterns and Processes. In the afternoon, we will work on FRQ writing and review strategies to prepare students for the Free Response portion of the AP Exam. This one day workshop will have a strong focus on virtual and classroom activities and lessons to get students using and applying geography knowledge. During the workshop, participants will actively participate in lessons they can replicate with their own students. Participants will be provided with ready to use, hands on activities they can use in their own classrooms immediately.

 

  • AP Physics I Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP006A
  • Dates: 2/6/2021 - 2/20/2021      Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sessions: 2   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: John Frensley

  • Capacity Remaining: 13

  • Building: Online Class   Room:

  • Fee: $200.00

  • In the first half of this seminar (9AM-12PM on 2-6-21), teachers learn techniques to prepare their students for the paragraph-length response and qualitative-quantitative translation questions on the free response of the AP Physics 1 exam, and learn how to create their own assessment items to practice students on these questions. For the second half of this seminar (9AM-12PM on 2-20-21), teachers will share laboratory activities they are doing with students in the virtual classroom and other non-traditional methods of assessment, including performance-based assessments, as well as other best practices for preparing students for the AP Physics 1 exam.

 

  • AP Spanish Language Virtual Spring Seminar

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  • Section Code: 21SPEAP007A
  • Dates: 2/6/2021 - 2/6/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM

  • Sessions: 1   Days: Sa

  • Instructor: Marisa Perez-Bernardo

  • Capacity Remaining: 24

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $200.00

  • This one-day workshop will prepare teachers for the AP Spanish Language and Culture course and exam. The seminar will provide sample materials and classroom activities related to the 2021 exam. Participants will be asked to actively participate and share best practices with the entire group. We will cover these topics: • Introducing the Unit Guides. • Achievement Level Descriptions. • Instructional Strategies for the Exam. • Exam Overview. • Sample Exams. In this 6-hour workshop, teachers will learn strategies to holistically assess their student’s competencies in the target language. Participants are invited to bring best practice ideas and activities to share with the group.

 

  • The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Math Algebra 1 (Online)

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  • Section Code: 21MPEITE004A
  • Dates: 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021      Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Sessions: 5   Days: D

  • Instructor: Dickie Thomason

  • Capacity Remaining: 60

  • Building:    Room:

  • Fee: $550.00

  • This institute for Teaching Excellence will target instruction for an accelerated and intensive advanced Algebra 1 course.  The goal of this course is to help prepare students to:

    • Manipulate mathematical expressions involving variables, integers, and the laws of exponents
    • Solve problems that go beyond manipulative skills
    • Demonstrate mastery in algebraic expressions
    • Solve and graph equations and inequalities
    • Factor polynomials
    • Solve real world problems involving the quadratic formula
    • Using the graphing calculator to represent functions

    Activities will include circuit trainings, scavenger hunts, mazes, card match games, and gallery walks.

     

    Dickie Thomasson graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a BSE in mathematics.  He received his MSE in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas and an administrator’s certificate from the University of Central Arkansas.  Dickie has taught mathematics for 44 years in grades 6 through college in public schools in Arkansas.  He is currently teaching at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy where he teaches Geometry, Precalculus, and AP Calculus AB and BC. Mr. Thomasson has been active in the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Dickie was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2001.  He is a College Board consultant and presents at one and two-day conferences as well as conducting summer institutes.  Dickie has presented summer institutes at the University of Arkansas, the University of