:: 2015 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP Calculus AB for New AP Teachers

Institute Code AP15015
June 22 - 25, 2015, 8:00AM to 4:45PM
UT Thompson Conference Center

Participants will acquire instructional strategies to build and expand skills, concepts and assessment methods that prepare students for success in AP Calculus.

The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with:

  • Use of multi-representational approaches to examine problems algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally
  • Use of technology to reinforce these relationships, to experiment and to develop concepts
  • Examination of topics common on current AP exams, as well as topics that students struggle with in AP Calculus
  • Creating formative and summative assessments to better prepare students for the AP exam
  • Working through current AP Exam Free Response questions, looking for skills that need to be reinforced, as well correlation to the grading rubrics
  • Exploring online Calculus resources in a lab setting
  • Participation in classroom-based activities that tie together multiple concepts

Participants should bring the following:

  • Notebook paper or spiral notebook
  • Graphing calculator
  • Lead Consultant: Jill Bell

    Jill Bell is the Instructional Dean of Mathematics and an AP Calculus teacher at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas. A veteran of 25 years in the classroom, she has been a College Board consultant for ten years and has presented numerous workshops on Pre-AP Mathematics, AP Calculus and SAT Math preparation. Ms. Bell holds a BS in secondary education from Baylor University and secondary certifications in mathematics, Spanish and gifted/talented education. She is currently pursuing her masters in mathematics through Texas A&M University.

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