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AP® Calculus AB (Experienced Teachers)

June 25-28, 2018

Bryant Conference Center

Tuscaloosa, AL

Instructor: Michael Campbell

Registration Information

Course Description

This AP Calculus Sumer Institute (APSI) will cover the topics in the AB curriculum for experienced teachers.  We will look at the curriculum from the traditional analytical, numerical, and graphical points of view.  There will also be investigations on how the changes in the 2017 Framework have been implemented on the exam and scoring guides, including L’Hospital’s Rule and limits of Riemann sums.   We will also look in depth at topics like limits, related rates, optimization, area, volume, separation of variables, etc.  Discussions will be had on ideas for assessment, best practice, choosing a textbook, calculator usage, AP review, how to handle topics that students struggle with, etc. 

Insight and training will be given on how the 2017 and 2018 exams were developed and graded.  We will work on how to break down AP exam questions (both multiple choice and free response) from a student’s point of view and how to implement the Framework strategies into the course throughout the school year.  The materials and pace of the class will be flexible enough to attend to the needs of the participants.  Teachers should leave the conference with new ideas for the classroom, examples ready to use in class, and hopefully motivated for the next year.

Special Instructions

Participants should bring: A graphing calculator, a thumb drive, an electronic device as needed, and open mind, laughter, and any materials that they are willing to share with others that they have used or created for the classroom. 

Instructor Bio

Mike Campbell is a teacher/Disney fanatic from the north suburbs of Chicago at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL.  He has been teaching Calculus since 1996 and has been an AP Grader since 2005.  Mike has been lucky enough to have graded the operational, international, and alternate exams throughout the years.  He has won various teaching awards and has become a consultant for the AP exam.  He is passionate about helping other teachers help their students to be the best they can be.  Mike is excited to return to Alabama, as he has presented in Birmingham for the last three years, and has family throughout the state.  Mike has coached volleyball, basketball, chess, and math team.   Mike’s wife is a fellow Disney fanatic who works as an Occupational Therapist in schools and they have two sons in grade school.