:: 2012 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP Statistics for New AP Teachers
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This AP Statistics course will highlight topics from the four basic content areas for new and less experienced statistics teachers focusing on content. We will follow a yearly calendar and integrate activities, quizzes and tests with PowerPoint possibilities. There will be discussion of technology, supplemental materials, AP grading, differentiated instruction, and ideas to build your program. This is a great course to help start off teaching AP stats, plus opportunities for those looking for new ideas.

Participants should bring the following:

  • A TI-83+ or similar calculator, link, and school calendar to gain the maximum benefit from the institute. Participants will benefit from exploring Fathom software if they are able to bring a laptop.

Lead Consultant: Richard Cowles After graduating from UT Austin, Richard Cowles began in his education career in Central Africa with the United States Peace Corps. He spent three years in Chad in the village of Pala. Since starting the AP Statistics program at McCallum High School in 1999, Richard has built it into a top tier program. Richard is an author, editor and trainer for Laying the Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality teacher training, rigorous classroom materials, and web-based resources to improve the quality of English, mathematics, and science instruction, and has done past consulting work for Key Curriculum with Fathom software. In his sixth year as a College Board consultant, Richard is often exploring the use of technology and discovery in aiding the understanding of statistics while trying to keep up with his 6 year old daughter Samantha and two year old twins, Benjamin and Megan. Richard received a 2011 Texas Exes Outstanding Teacher Award.

Room # TBD at the Thompson Conference Center.

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