AP Summer Institute

2017 AP Summer Institute

June 12-15, 2017
Calculus AB (new teachers)
Chemistry (new teachers)
English Literature & Composition (new teachers)
Government & Politics: US (new teachers)
U.S. History (new & experienced teachers)
June 19-22, 2017
Art History (new & experienced teachers)
Calculus BC (new teachers)
English Literature & Composition (new & experienced teachers)
Government & Politics: US (new & experienced teachers)
U.S. History (new & experienced teachers)
June 26-29, 2017
Calculus AB (new teachers)
Chemistry (new & experienced)
English Literature & Composition (new teachers)
U.S. History (new & experienced teachers)

AP Summer Institute for Teachers

List of 7 items.

  • Art History (New & Experienced Teachers

    This AP Art History summer workshop will help prepare high school teachers for the Art History Course Curriculum Framework. Topics will include developing a syllabus (and pacing the course), an analysis of the new course framework (Big Ideas and Learning Objectives), an overview of the required 250 works of art (and the commensurate Enduring Understanding and Essential Knowledge for each of the 10 content areas), textbooks and websites as resources, art historical methods, ways to teach architecture, writing questions for the new examination, sample units, making art history relevant to students, basic research methods, and a discussion of why AP Art History matters as a course in high school. Additional topics and field trips will be developed in response to the interests and specific needs of the teachers attending the workshop. 
  • Calculus AB (New & Experienced Teachers) Calculus BC (New & Experienced Teachers-Calculus AB Experience recommended)

    Both courses are for those who will teach the AP courses or have taught them for a few years. Topics taught in the AB and BC curriculum will be discussed as well as the changes in the AP Calculus Curriculum Framework. A feature will be incorporating technology in the teaching of AP Calculus.  Calculator-active questions will be discussed.  Participants should bring a graphics calculator. Mr. Stadler will use a TI-84 plus graphics calculator.
  • Chemistry: (New & Experienced Teachers)

    This institute will center on the AP Chemistry curriculum framework, guided inquiry activities and the development of course syllabi for the AP Chemistry audit. There will be an emphasis on acid-base chemistry, atomic theory, electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics. These topics will be reinforced with nightly take-home assignments. The laboratory component will provide participants the opportunity to conduct guided inquiry laboratories and hands-on activities with traditional laboratory equipment as well as Vernier Lab Quest. Teachers will become part of a collaborative environment that fosters sharing of AP Chemistry teaching methodologies. Participants will receive materials such as CollegeBoard manuals, sample notes, test bank, homework and laboratory exercises that can be immediately and easily integrated into their teaching of the AP Chemistry curriculum.
  • English Literature & Composition (New & Experienced Teachers)

    This course is for both new and experienced teachers of AP English Literature and Composition. For teachers new to the course, we will review the course curriculum requirements and the process of creating a syllabus and submitting it for the College Board Audit. Both new and experienced teachers should profit from our focus on classroom strategies for teaching poetry, fiction, and drama. We will explore methods for improving students’ composition and critical thinking skills. Also we will spend time scoring student samples and analyzing multiple-choice questions from previous AP English Literature exams. During the week, participants will develop a lesson plan to share with the other participants.
  • English Literature & Composition (New Teachers)

    This course is for those who intend to teach AP English Literature and Composition or have taught it for one or two years. The focus will be on developing a syllabus, understanding the AP Audit process, teaching poetry, short fiction, and drama, improving students’ composition skills, practicing techniques which promote critical thinking, answering multiple choice questions, and the grading of the AP Exam. Participants will develop lesson plans to share and receive textbooks, sample units, and samples from previous AP English Literature and Composition exams.
  • Government & Politics: U.S. (Experienced Teachers)

    This course is designed for those who have been teaching AP Government for several years. The course will discuss current topics, as well as the changing demands of the course.  Participants will exchange ideas on teaching strategies, teaching techniques, and lesson plans. There will be discussion on the 2018 re-design of the course. Participants will receive sample units, textbooks, and review the scoring and rationale of the 2017 AP Government Exam.
  • Government & Politics: U.S. (New Teachers)

    This course is for new AP teachers.  It will examine current teaching methods and evaluate teaching styles for diverse learners.  The course will also examine the role of technology, scheduling strategies, and strategies for the free response section of the AP exam. There will be discussions and strategies for the 2018 re-design of the course

AP Summer Institute Teacher Bios

List of 6 items.

  • Dr. Michael Bieze

    Dr. Michael Bieze has taught at Marist School in Atlanta for 32 years. He is currently a CollegeBoard mentor for the new AP Art History consultants, has served as an AP Art History Development Committee member, AP Reader, Table Leader, Exam Question Leader, conducted workshops (including online) and summer institutes across the country, represented the AP Art History program at the CollegeBoard National Conference and Workshop multiple times, written AP exam questions for over twenty years, and written several articles for the program and its website. Michael has published several works including two books on Booker T. Washington. He has a BFA in Drawing from Arizona State University, a MA in Art History from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University.
  • Mr. Tony Cordell

    Mr. Tony Cordell has been teaching at Marist School for 34 years. He has taught AP U.S. History and has been teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics for 19 years. He has also taught seminars on Current American Policy and Civil Liberties/Rights. Tony has served as an AP reader for 16 years, a table leader for ten years, and is currently an AP Consultant, conducting workshops and seminars.  In addition, he is on the McGraw-Hill Advisory Board for the AP Government interactive learning project.
  • Dr. Louisa Moffitt

    Dr. Louisa Moffitt has taught AP U.S. History at Marist School for the past 31 years. She has served as an AP reader, table leader, and exam leader for the AP U.S. History reading. She just completed her term as Assistant Chief Reader for this exam. In addition, she has been a member of the AP U.S. History Test Development Committee. She is a CollegeBoard Consultant and National Leader for the AP U.S. History Program.
  • Mrs. Gigi Muirheid

    Mrs. Gigi Muirheid taught Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition at Marist School in Atlanta, GA, for 26 years. She has served as an AP reader and table leader for the grading of the CollegeBoard National Advanced Placement exams for 14 years. She presently serves as a CollegeBoard consultant, leading AP workshops across the country and summer institutes in the Southeast region. She has conducted a workshop for the CollegeBoard National Conference.
  • Mr. Sergio Stadler

    Mr. Sergio Stadler taught AP Calculus at Marist School for 39 years. He has been the co-author of multiple choice questions for Louis Leithold’s Calculus textbook. He has been an AP reader and table leader for the AP Calculus exam, authored TIP’s Advanced Placement Calculus AB manual, and been an Atlanta Teaching Fellow at TIP’s Summer Residential Program. He has been a CollegeBoard Consultant and an instructor of summer institutes.
  • Mrs. Jeanette Stewart

    Mrs. Jeanette Stewart has taught at Marist School since 2004 and has served as an Advanced Placement Chemistry reader since 2009. In addition to serving as a reader, Ms. Stewart continues to be actively involved as a question writer for the redesigned AP Chemistry exam. Her work with the redesign also includes piloting the new guided inquiry labs and serving as a reviewer for the AP Chemistry Guided Inquiry Lab Manual for Students. Ms. Stewart has been a member of the College Board’s AP Insight committee for Chemistry since 2013. This committee is tasked with identifying challenge areas in the course, designing instructional strategies and evaluating assessments for an online platform to help improve student’s AP Chemistry scores. Ms. Stewart is dedicated to continual professional development and is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University where her concentration is Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Gifted Education. A longtime member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Ms. Stewart is a founding committee member of the ACS Government Affairs Committee, Georgia division. In this capacity, Ms. Stewart has collaborated with local ACS members and state congress to promote Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Georgia.  

APSI General Information

Fees:  Total payment is due with registration. A 75% refund is available up to two weeks before the class starting date. Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.  All fees must be paid in full before class begins. There is no deadline for registration, but class sizes are limited. A registration confirmation will be sent via email.  PLU credit will be given.
General:  Institute fees include classroom instruction, CollegeBoard materials, 2017 AP reading information and sample essays, teacher-designed lesson plans, sample textbooks, light breakfast, lunch, and snacks Monday through Thursday.
Housing:  Housing will not be available on site. A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn Perimeter Center for $129 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS or 404-459-0500. Be sure to mention you are affiliated with the Marist AP Summer Institute. To guarantee a room, reservations must be made by May 26, 2017. Free shuttle service is available to Marist from the hotel.

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers