Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 11, 2015
If you are flying in to Maryville for the conference, the nearest airport is Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson airport. The airport is located approximately 10 minutes from campus.
Maryville College502 East Lamar Alexander ParkwayMaryville, Tennessee 37804USA865.981.8036
What you can expect at our College Board endorsed summer institute:
The Smoky Mountain Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional
development opportunity for teachers. APSI provides teachers with the support and
training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize teaching
strategies. Teachers come together to exchange ideas and information about AP courses and exams. Smoky Mountain APSI is managed by Maryville College and has an agreement with the College Board, which ensures our program's quality by adhering to specific guidelines and policies.
English Literature & Composition
US Government & Politics
A variety of topics will be
covered in each course depending upon the instructor's lesson plans. Topics to expect include the course's
goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment. It
will also review the AP examination and how it is developed and graded.
Some other topics may include syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, how to
refresh and improve the AP course, recent changes in course
descriptions, and vertical teaming.
Our courses are taught by experienced teachers who are endorsed by the College Board, allowing you to:
Gain insight into the AP exam
Network with other AP teachers in your discipline
Get ideas for curriculum development
Exchange ideas with other AP teachers
Share teaching strategies and best practices
In addition to time in the classroom, we have scheduled social activities such as
Mountain Challenge. You will have an opportunity to participate in this fun, get-to-know-you event on the first night of the conference. Mountain Challenge will provide a high-quality outdoor experience, designed especially for AP teachers of all physical skill level.
Continuing Education Units
The Tennessee Department of Education recognizes Continuing Education Units earned at the APSI for teacher licensing renewal. Teachers with perfect attendance records may receive 3.0 CEU’s for participation in this week-long workshop. Participants from other states should check with their local systems about license renewal credit. Participants who attend 90% or more of the APSI will receive a certificate of participation. Those who miss more than 10% will not be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.
About Maryville College
Located in Maryville, TN, Maryville College is ideally located between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church. With a focus on the liberal arts, Maryville College faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching the skills and providing the opportunities for students to be successful.
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