Professional and Continuing Education
Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3177
oupace@oakland.edu

 
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Jennifer Cepnick
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Advanced Placement Institute

2017 Advanced Placement Institute Dates


Coldwater, MI Session: CANCELLED*

Main Campus Session 1: July 10 - 13, 2017

Main Campus Session 2: July 24 - 27, 2017


*For teachers looking to register for the APSI in Coldwater, Michigan, registrations have been transferred to the main campus in Rochester, Michigan. The dates for the sessions are July 10 - 13 and July 24 - 27. Please review the roster of classes to find the one that you are interested in.


2017-18 AP History Changes

  The College Board has made some changes to the three AP history courses for the 2017-18 school year. 

For more information click here

Program
Overview
Sponsored by Oakland University and endorsed by the College Board*, participation in the AP* Institutes will strengthen your school's academic success. OU will hold summer sessions for instructors at the main campus in Rochester, MI as well as in Coldwater, MI. These four-day conferences offer excellent training for both experienced teachers and those that are new to AP*. The program will offer experienced teachers the opportunity to learn about new and emerging trends in their content areas. For teachers that are new to AP*, the program is a chance to become better informed about the fundamentals of the AP* program. Oakland University's institute is ideally suited for department chairpersons, gifted and talented teachers and curriculum coordinators.

Course of Study

  • Structuring AP* courses
  • Responding to student feedback
  • Utilizing a variety of proven teaching methods
  • Preparing students for the AP* exam while keeping instruction engaging
  • Developing AP* exam-taking strategies
  • Reviewing released AP* exams
  • Diagnosing scores-what constitutes a 3, 4 or 5?
  • Sharing a variety of College Board essentials
  • Receiving appropriate AP* textbooks and resources
Expert Instructors

Institute instructors for each subject area have been carefully selected for their experience with AP*. All have taught AP* courses in their respective schools for many years. Most have been part of leading AP* workshops around the country and have read and graded AP* exams.

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers who want to learn how to instruct AP* courses in selected content areas
  • Experienced AP* teachers
  • Teachers of talented and gifted students
  • Teachers, administrators and AP* coordinators who wish to learn how to establish AP* programs in their local high schools or school districts
  • Teachers and administrators who wish to strengthen core curriculum through AP* prep
  • Teachers who want a full review of past  AP* examinations and resources
  • Teachers who want extended opportunities to network with other AP* instructors while gaining needed professional development credit
Requirements
  • Participants are required to attend the entire workshop.
  • Participants who miss more than 10 percent of the summer institute will not be eligible for a certificate of attendance.
  • Course materials and details about the institute will be handed out at the first session, attendance is highly recommended.

Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.  To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home email or phone on record.

Program
Information
2017 APSI Tentative Schedule

Session APSI West: June 26-29, 2017
Coldwater*, MI
Course/CRNInstructor/Bio

Course Information

Biology

John Goudie

TBD

Calculus AB

Tom Patrick

TBD

Chemistry

Edmund Trisko

TBD

English Literature

Robert Staggenborg

TBD

US History

Susan Pingel

TBD

*For a list of hotels/motels in Coldwater, MI please click here.

Session 1: July 10-13, 2017
Course/CRNInstructor/Bio

Course Information

Biology

Ruth Gleicher

TBD

English Literature

Kathryn Shelley-Barnes

TBD

Pre-AP Professional Devel.
Social Sciences & History

TBD

TBD

Physics

Jim VanderWeide

TBD

US History

John Struck

TBD

World History

John Maunu

TBD

Session 2: July 24-27, 2017
Course/CRNInstructor/Bio

Course Information

Calculus AB/BC Combined

Joe Brandell

TBD

Chemistry

Jamie Benigna

TBD

Computer Science Principals

John Meinzen

TBD

English Language

Sherry Wynn Purdue

TBD

Environmental Science

Carol Widegren

TBD

Psychology

Jeff Norby

TBD

Spanish Language

Jennifer Zachman

TBD

Statistics

Chris Olsen

TBD

US Government & Politics

Brian Stevens

TBD

Daily Schedule
MONDAYTUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAYFRIDAY (Biology only)
7-7:30 a.m.
Check in at 116 Engineering Center(EC)
Welcome packs distributed
Light breakfast served
Same as Monday
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-noon
TBD by instructor
7:30-7:50 a.m.
Orientation
  
8-10:30 a.m.
First morning session
  
10:30-10:45 a.m.
Break
  
10:45 a.m.-noon
Second morning session
  

Noon to 1 p.m.
Lunch

  
1-3:30 p.m.
First afternoon session
  
3:30-3:45 p.m.
Break
  
3:45-5 p.m.
Second afternoon session/td>
  

*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home Email or phone on record.
Additional
Materials & Info
SCECH- State Continuing Education Clock Hours - Registration Coming Soon

Textbooks

Included in tuition, all participants will be receiving the AP CollegeBoard Manual for their respective course of study. Participants who register after July 1 for the first session (beginning July 14) and after July 21 for the second session (beginning July 28) cannot be guaranteed to receive their CollegeBoard Manual in time for the start of the course due to the time required to ship the materials.

Hotels

View a list of hotels near Oakland University.
*Oakland University PACE does not support or endorse any of these establishments. However, we wish to make your search for accommodations as easy as possible.
Billing &
Payment Info
NOTICE: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) with AP College Board for the purposes of administering the class.
 
Approved Vouchers & Purchase Orders-Third Party Billing

If your school district is paying on your behalf, please complete one of the two following Billing Authorizations based on your personal registration. Please scan or fax back the form and within 10-14 business days we will send you a Purchase Order Code. (248) 370-3090 fax. This code will allow you to complete your registration through the Purchase Order option at final checkout. 

Billing Authorizations must be received by the following deadlines due to the time required to obtain a Purchase Order code to complete registration:

June 13 for the Coldwater session (beginning June 26)
June 28 for the first session (beginning July 10)
July 11  for the second  session (beginning July 24 )

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact PACE, oupace@oakland.edu, before beginning your registration. 
Refunds

To be eligible for a 100% refund for courses that meet either in person, online or distance learning:
  • Participants may self-drop online any time prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds for tuition, books, or materials will occur on or after the course start date.