College of Science
Texas A&M University
PH: (979) 845-7362
Home | INSTITUTE DETAILS | REGISTER

2018 AP Summer Institutes > Details & Dates

Biology | Computer Science | Mathematics | Statistics

BIOLOGY

June 18-21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ONLY 4 DAYS)

This four-day workshop allows teachers to become familiar with the AP Biology Curriculum Framework. Participants will gain firsthand experience in the set up and delivery of many of the recommended labs that support the revised curriculum. Scheduling, pacing, presenting and assessing the curriculum will also be addressed. Participants will become familiar with the attributes of the re-designed AP Biology Exam and the exam grading process. This Institute is especially suitable for beginning or less-experienced AP Biology teachers. The registration fee ($525) includes textbooks, classroom materials, light lunches and snacks each day.

What participants should bring:

  • Laptop, recommended
  • Flash drive, if possible
  • A best practice/favorite activity to share during the session!

Biology Housing Cost: Housing for Biology participants is offered through the institute at Ramada, Bryan/College Station and free continental breakfast is available.

Biology housing:


  • Private/single occupancy – participant will have private single occupancy room – 4 nights, $396
  • Double occupancy (based on availability) – participants will be paired with another AP Biology participant in a shared double occupancy room – 4 nights, $198

Biology Parking: The biology institute will take place at Rudder High School - on campus parking fees are not necessary.

Contact:

Adrienne Bentz
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
3257 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3257
PH: (979) 458-0997
E-MAIL: abentz@tamu.edu

COMPUTER SCIENCE

July 9-12, AP Computer Science Principles (ONLY 4 DAYS)

For more information about this Summer Institute and on-line registration, visit http://www.math.tamu.edu/conferences/apcalc.


MATHEMATICS

(ONLY 4 DAYS)

  • July 9-12 | AP Computer Science Principles
  • July 9-12 | AP Calculus AB
  • July 9-12 | AP Calculus BC
  • June 18-21 | Pre-AP High School Mathematics

For more information about the Summer Institutes and on-line registration, visit our website at http://www.math.tamu.edu/conferences/apcalc.

Contact:  Sandra Nite
Department of Mathematics
3368 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-3368
PH:  (979) 845-2915, FX:  (979) 862-4190
EMAIL:  snite@math.tamu.edu

STATISTICS

July 23-26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ONLY 4 DAYS)

This course is designed primarily for new teachers in AP Statistics.  However, experienced teachers will find many useful things to take back to their classrooms. Much of the week will be devoted to experimental design, correlation and regression, probability models, and inference. We will discuss how to organize the course and how to use technology, simulation and data-gathering activities. Time will be spent working with activities and simulations as a building block for the course. At least one morning will be allocated for working on laptops to view and use online resources and applets that are immensely useful for the course.

In addition to the binder for the week, participants will receive a flash drive, which will be loaded with lessons, worksheets/handouts, class note sheets, a set of old tests, AP practice sets, projects, and activities. Participants will review the 2018 test through the questions, rubrics and the grading of student responses.

The registration fee ($535) includes classroom materials, light lunches and snacks each day.

What participants should bring:

  • Graphing calculator, with statistical capabilities, if possible. TI-84 recommended
  • Laptop, recommended
  • Current textbook, if you have one

NOTE: Quite a few calculator programs useful for demonstrating concepts will be shared.  The programs are all loaded on a TI-83 Silver Edition, so participants should bring a machine (at least a TI-84) that would be compatible for sharing these programs.

Consultant: Michael Legacy

Michael Legacy from the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas, has been an award-winning AP Statistics teacher for 22 years and is the author of some well-known AP Statistics resource material. He also has served as a reader, table leader and member of the test development committee for the AP Statistics exam.

Statistics Housing Cost: Housing is offered on west campus at Hullabaloo Hall for an additional rate. Two rates are available: a double room ($50/night or $200 total) or a single room ($55/night or $220 total). Prices include linens and Sunday check-in through Thursday check-out.

Hullabaloo Hall on campus is a state-of-the-art living learning community located conveniently near Northgate, Starbucks and the location of the AP Statistics Summer Institute. Each double-occupancy participant will have the privacy of their own individual room, located in 2-person suites with a private-shared bathroom. Wireless access throughout hall. 1st floor common area with many amenities while not at the institute. Community lounge, kitchenette and study rooms located on each floor.

Statistics Parking:  Please see additional parking information below regarding parking on campus for the institute.

Contact:
Dr. James H Matis (c/o Elaine James)
Department of Statistics
3143  TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3143

PH: (979) 845-3143, FX: (979) 845-3144
E-MAIL: elaine@stat.tamu.edu

Additional Parking Information:

Parking is available on campus near where the workshops will be held (maps). You may purchase a parking pass for the week for $25 though the institute on the registration tab.   If you do not wish to purchase a pass prior to the institute, you can pay an hourly rate, which comes to $12-15 per day. If you choose to pay per day, you do not need a parking permit; simply pay using the machine on the ground floor of the garage designated for visitor parking each day you choose to park there. The City of College Station operates a parking garage located at 309 College Main. It is a cheaper alternative to the campus visitor parking and a short distance to walk across University Dr. to campus.

Refunds:

Full refunds will be available for cancellations made at least three weeks before the beginning of the institute. Partial refunds may be available for cancellations up to one week before the institute begin. No refunds will be made after that time.

An email confirmation will be sent and serve as an invoice for payment.  The contact person for your institute will be listed on confirmation and will provide details on institute during the summer.

 

Copyright 2018. All rights reserved, Texas A&M University | Privacy Statement | Webmaster
Maintained by College of Science Communications