UofL to host workshop for Advanced Placement classes
June 2, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville is hosting a week-long workshop June 14-18 for high school teachers who plan to teach Advanced Placement classes.
UofL's Advanced Placement Summer Institute will help teachers prepare curriculum and teaching methods for 12 subject areas including calculus, history, English, biology and statistics. This is the first time UofL has offered the institute, which must be sanctioned by the College Board, creator of the AP exam.
"The idea was to have something local so teachers from our region could attend without incurring travel expenses," said Jenny Sawyer, UofL's executive director of admissions.
Sawyer said more than 250 teachers have signed up for the institute and about 100 are from Jefferson County.
AP institutes are typically held on college campuses during the summer. Instructors for the workshops are College Board certified AP teachers who familiarize participants with the required standards and curriculum. The cost is $500 per person for each subject and slightly more if laboratory fees are incurred.
For more information, contact Jeanne Guerrero at 502-852-8110 or see http://louisville.edu/admissions/visit/apsi.