The conference is organized and sponsored by teachers, superintendents, and association presidents from Brockton, Holbrook, Milton, Pembroke, and Taunton.
Last year, we held this same conference at Stonehill College. 89 AP teachers from 20 school districts attended. AP teachers felt the conference was an extraordinarily valuable use of their time. Relationships were formed across districts and a collaborative community of educators took root. The five sponsoring districts have formed a partnership called the Massachusetts Aspiration and Achievement Partnership (MAAP). MAAP’s mission is to strengthen rigorous academic programs in our schools. Specifically, we seek to increase participation and improve scores in AP and IB courses. MAAP hopes to further these goals by providing teachers and students with opportunities and resources not available in individual districts.
Overview: In the content breakout sessions, same subject AP teachers from participating districts will meet to discuss the following: best practices, teaching obstacles, and grading and assessment strategies. Additionally, teachers will develop a network to continue the collaborative in the future. Teachers are encouraged to bring examples of their best teaching practice, grading rubrics, and student work to the conference.
- Introductions Lesson Sharing – Model Lessons
- Discussion Topic: Teaching Obstacles, stumpers, activities
- Summer assignment
- Course syllabus
- Final end of year project
- Grading and Assessment