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Friday, June 21, 2013 - High school teachers to attend OU's AP Summer Institute

High school teachers who want to gain the knowledge and skills to teach Advanced Placement (AP) courses are encouraged to join Oakland University's Advanced Placement Summer Institute. 

Approved by the College Board, Oakland's AP Summer Institute provides new and experienced high school teachers with up-to-date tools for structuring AP classes, utilizing proven teaching methods, developing AP exam-taking strategies, responding to student feedback and more.

By successfully passing AP exams, high school students can earn college credits, getting a head start on their undergraduate education and saving on tuition costs. Oakland grants credit and/or exemptions from certain courses for scores of 3, 4 or 5 on advanced placement examinations. Learn more about OU’s AP policy here.  

The institute's instructors bring a wealth of experience, having taught AP courses in high schools for many years. Many have led AP workshops nationally and graded AP exams. They provide professional expertise and teach course participants how to create AP classes that reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

This year, the College Board partnered with Google Inc. to sponsor the AP STEM Access Program, a national initiative to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented minority and female high school students that participate in AP courses in STEM disciplines. As part of the program, high school STEM teachers have received scholarships to attend AP workshops such as those offered at OU.

OU’s AP Summer Institute will feature 12 different courses taught by qualified AP instructors from around the nation. Two Monday through Thursday sessions are available, running July 8-11 and July 22-25.

The courses are offered in the following areas:

  • English Literature
  • World History
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • U.S. History
  • Biology
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Psychology
  • French Language
  • Spanish Language 
  • English Language
  • Statistics 

The AP Summer Institute is offered through Oakland's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program. For more information, or to register, visit the website at oakland.edu/pace/cas.

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