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AP Summer Institute

Advanced Placement* Training for High School AP* Teachers


Session One: July 13–16, 2015, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Chicago, Illinois 

Session Two: July 20– 23, 2015, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Chicago, Illinois 

Northwestern University is pleased to offer teachers a new Advanced Placement* Summer Institute that focuses on thirteen subject areas. This course-specific training is designed to support new and experienced AP* teachers in all aspects of AP* course content, organization, and methodology. Institute leaders are recognized members of the AP* teaching community who are dedicated to improving student achievement through effective support of AP* professionals.

Key elements of these AP* training sessions are:

  • Structuring AP* courses
  • Responding to student feedback
  • Utilizing a variety of proven teaching methods
  • Preparing students for the AP* test while keeping the subject matter engaging
  • Developing AP* exam-taking strategies
  • Reviewing released AP* exams
  • Diagnosing scores: what constitutes a 3, 4, or 5?
  • Potential graduate credit (extra work required for this credit)

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Session One: July 13–16, Chicago

8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Calculus (Combined) William Roloff
Economics (Combined) James Chasey
English Language   (New AP* Teachers) FULL, email to be added to waitlist
Stephen Heller
English Literature  (New AP* Teachers) FULL and Closed. There is room in the Experienced section.
Cathy D'Agostino
European History  (New AP* Teachers)
Patricia Peterson
Statistics (Combined) Chris True
Spanish Language (Combined) Ken Stewart
US History (New AP* Teachers) Lynda Hakanen
World History (Combined) Ryba Epstein

Session Two: July 20–23, Chicago

8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Art History (Combined) John Nici
English Language (Experienced AP* Teachers) Stephen Heller
English Literature (Experienced AP* Teachers) Cathy D'Agostino
European History (Experienced AP* Teachers) FULL and closed. There is room in the New Teacher section.
Patricia Peterson
French Language (Combined) Theodore Haldeman
German Language (Combined) Linda Zins-Adams
Human Geography (Combined) FULL and Closed Dan Berry
Psychology (Combined) Tina Athanasopoulas
US Government and Politics (Combined) Vanessa Lal Steinkamp
US History (Experienced AP* Teachers) Lynda Hakanen