Institute Descriptions and Faculty Bios

The Institutes are designed to prepare teachers for the College Board's advanced placement curriculum. Participants will gain experience with the concepts and goals of the A.P. Courses and their corresponding examinations. The Institutes will address curriculum, pedagogy and technology as supported by national standards and the College Board.

Each workshop will be led by College Board-certified A.P. consultants and will provide participants with the experiences necessary to successfully teach an advanced placement course in their discipline.

Class activities include:

- Curriculum planning
- Revising your course
- Class discussions
- Scheduling and time management
- Textbooks and other resources
- Testing and evaluation in an A.P. course
- Understanding the structure, content, and grading of the A.P. exam
- Reviewing past A.P. exams
- Scoring rubrics
- Sharing ideas and experiences with other teachers.

Each Institute is limited to 25 participants, except Institutes where a lab is involved and then the limit is 12-16 participants depending upon the size of the lab. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come / first serve basis. The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each Institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.

Each Institute is scheduled on an intensive, one-week format, Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day, You must attend each day to receive in-service credit.

Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be served each day.

Download the 2014 AP Summer Institutes for Teachers brochure.

Click on the Institute title for Institute descriptions, including faculty bios:

June 30- July 3, 2014
Computer Science A: Instructor: Kathleen Larson; RVC   
Art History: Instructor: John Nici; Suffolk 
Economics: Instructor: Dr. Anthony Gyapong; Suffolk
English Literature: Instructor: Ed Schmieder; Suffolk
Statistics: Instructor: Dr. Joe Oechsle; Suffolk

July 7-10, 2014
Instructor: Richard Kurtz; RVC
Psychology: Instructor: Allyson Weseley; Suffolk
U. S. History: Instructor: Alyce Loesch; Suffolk

July 14-17, 2014
Calculus BC: Instructor: Dr. Maxine Lifshitz; Suffolk
Environmental Science: Instructor: Jeanne Kaidy; RVC
European History: Instructor: Alice Grant; Suffolk
U.S. History: Instructor: Alyce Loesch; Suffolk

July 21-24, 2014
Calculus AB: Instructor: Dr. Maxine Lifshitz; Suffolk
Chemistry: Mark Langella; RVC
Government & Politics: US: Instructor: Maria Schmidt; Suffolk

July 28-31, 2014
Psychology: Instructor: Jeanne Blakeslee; Suffolk
Biology: Instructor: Richard Kurtz; RVC

August 4-7, 2014
Chemistry: Instructor: Mark Langella; RVC
English Language: Instructor: Barbara Murphy; Suffolk
Physics 1 & 2: Instructor: Ann Tilak; RVC
Spanish Language: Instructor: Jose Diaz; Suffolk
Spanish Literature: Instructor: Elizabeth Sherman; Suffolk

August 12-14, 2013
Physics 1 & 2: Instructor: Jesus Hernandez; RVC (this section is currently closed, please see 8/4)
World History
: Instructor: Charles Hart; Suffolk