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College students, high school students and those seeking professional development or personal enrichment will find many ways to get ahead, explore, enjoy and learn this summer.

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AP Summer Institute

Advanced Placement* Training for High School AP* Teachers


Session One: July 14–17, 2014, Monday through Thursday, 8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m., Chicago, Illinois (Spanish Language will be held in Evanston)

Session Two: July 21– 24, 2014, Monday through Thursday, 8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m., Chicago, Illinois (Spanish Language will be held in Evanston)

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 14–17, Chicago (Spanish held in Evanston)

Topic Instructor
Calculus AB William Roloff

Spanish Language (New AP* Teachers) CLOSED

In Evanston

Dan Bender
English Literature (New AP* Teachers) CLOSED Cathy D'Agostino
English Language (New AP* Teachers) CLOSED Stephen Heller
European History Patricia Peterson
US Government and Politics Vanessa Lal Steinkamp
US History CLOSED Lynda Hakanen
Economics James Chasey
World History Ryba Epstein

Session Two: July 21–24, Chicago (Spanish held in Evanston)