Advanced Placement Program* Summer Institute
AP* Calculus AB, July 22-25, 2013
Lead Consultant: Candace Smalley
What to Bring
- A graphing calculator
- Experienced teachers should bring an AP* level activity to share with participants
This session is specifically designed to help interested teachers build a successful AP* Calculus AB course. The week will include an analysis of the current curriculum, including an examination and discussion of various teaching strategies that reflect the current philosophy and goals of the course. Included will be an overview of the AP* program; suggestions for pacing and sequencing of concepts; a study of numerous AP* level problems; activities with graphing calculators (including CAS systems); a review of the AP* Exam including format, scoring standards and student responses; a discussion of the grading process from the perspective of an AP* Table Leader; and an overview of available resources and materials for AP* teachers.
About Candace Smalley
Candace Smalley currently teaches mathematics at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, TX after retiring from her teaching position in Oklahoma where she taught for twenty-two years. In Oklahoma, she taught the AP* Calculus AB course since 1995 and the AP* Calculus BC course since its inception in the district in 2000. At Trinity Valley School she currently teaches Calculus, AP* Calculus AB and an Advanced Calculus/AP* Calculus BC class.
Candace has served as a College Board Consultant since 1998 and is a table leader for the AP* Calculus exams. She has served on the College Board’s Southwest Region Advisory Council and the Southwest Region Conference Planning Committee. She has been a presenter at many AP* Conferences including a recent workshop in Hong Kong, and lead instructor at numerous AP* summer institutes. Candace is a recipient of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Special Recognition Award and also received recognition for her work with the AP* program as a Siemens Award for Advanced Placement winner.
2012 Participant Testimonials
"Wonderful workshop. Very informative. Great presenter."
"This course is excellent. The teacher did an outstanding job conducting this course. She did a great job integrating all the materials and using different resources."
"I especially loved learning how she teaches students and what she uses as her hooks!!"
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