Local teachers attend AP Summer Institute

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM

The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute June 23-27. The experienced chemistry course was held from June 30-July 3.

This summer, 431 teachers from 75 Kentucky school districts, 14 Kentucky independent school districts, three Kentucky Diocese, 17 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at WKU.

Wilson County teachers in attendance were: Barbara Hallums, Frankie Beth Dunklin from Lebanon High School, Charlie Seaton and Amanda Tucker from Mt. Juliet High School, MaryBeth Boswell and Kelly Sprague from Wilson Central High School and Barbara Marks and Jason Knowles from Watertown High School.

Endorsed by the College Board, The Center’s AP Institute offered 25 workshops for both beginning and experienced Advanced Placement teachers.

AP Institute Consultants are experienced Advanced Placement teachers who have demonstrated their ability to help other teachers prepare to teach AP classes. Many are table readers, table leaders, test writers and even text authors for AP exams.

Teachers left this year’s Institute with a wealth of resources and new ideas they could take home with them and immediately implement in their classrooms. At the AP Summer Institute, teachers embrace the concept of providing a quality learning environment for their students by first challenging themselves to become better educators.

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