AP program open for local teachers

By Nikki Blankenship - nblankenship@civitasmedia.com

Shawnee State University is currently seeking out teachers who are interested in instructing high school Advanced Placement (AP) classes and is urging them to register now for the AP Summer Institute at Shawnee State University.

The AP Summer Institutes (APSI) are subject specific professional development opportunities that provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize Pre-AP teaching strategies. The program offers seven workshops that will be offered in a four-day institute to take place from July 10 to 13.

Workshops and consultations will include advice in teaching subjects such as biology, calculus, chemistry, French language and culture, computer science, human geography and Spanish language.

Participants will be eligible for 30 continuing professional development hours. Graduate workshop credits are also offered at a cost of $130 per credit hour.

“We only have one local teacher signed up for this great opportunity,” Mistie Spicer, coordinator for academic events and partnerships stated. “I know there are others out there who could benefit.”

Space is available for up to 30 participants per subject. Workshop sessions will meet from 8 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. Dinner is not included.

For more information or to register for the AP Summer Institute, email mspicer@shawnee.edu, call 740-351-3635 or stop by the AP program office located at room 211 of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Shawnee State University, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth.

By Nikki Blankenship


Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-53-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-53-3101 ext. 1931.