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Advanced Placement Institute Pre-AP Science for New and Experienced teachers

Below is information from AP Summer Institute workshops that were held in August 2014. Please stay tuned for next year's lineup.

Workshop Description

The workshop covered all of the topics required for the AP Statistics curriculum.  All four main topics were studied (descriptive statistics, experimental design, probability, and inference) as well as the national exam, its preparation and its grading. Included was preparing students for the exam, book selection, recruiting students, pace, and selling the course to your administrators.   A TI-83 or TI 84 (preferred) calculator was almost essential for the workshop along with a box for complimentary texts.  A CD of lesson plans, classroom presentations, activities and workshop training packets from recent AP Statistics Readings were provided to each participant.  New teachers found the CD classroom presentations by three different masters teachers particularly useful.

Learning Outcomes

  • To calculate and teach descriptive statistics
  • To design data collection plans and to teach these techniques
  • To calculate and teach probability and simulation problems
  • To effectively teach the College Board curriculum as described in the course description
  • To complete the College Board administrative procedures for syllabus and audit
  • To prepare students for successfully completing the AP Statistics Examination

Consultant Bio

Robert Taylor received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Florida State University in 1971. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Statistical Association and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia where he served as Head of the Statistics Department from 1989-1998 and Clemson University where he served as Department Chair, 2003-2013. Dr. Taylor regularly teaches statistical education courses, was a reader at the AP Statistics Readings 2000-2002, was a Table Leader for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 AP Statistics Readings, was a Question Leader for the 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 AP Statistics Reading and was the Assistant Chief Reader for the 2008 & 2009 AP Statistics Readings.  Dr. Taylor has presented one-day and five-day College Board AP Statistics workshops throughout the nation and was a member of the Test Development Committee, 2007-2013 where he served as Committee Chair 2010-2013.  He has co-presented the Beyond AP Statistics workshops at the national statistics meetings in Atlanta (2001), New York (2002), San Francisco (2003) and Minneapolis (2005). Most importantly for this workshop, Professor Taylor has presented the ‘AP Statistics for Teachers’ workshop eighteen times at Clemson University, the University of Georgia and Maryville College.  Bob is married to Mary Ann, has 3 grown children and has two grandsons.


Important Registration Details & Directions

The next AP Summer Institute will be June 23-26 at the downtown campus for Pre-AP courses, and August 4-7 at the main campus for AP courses. Please use the sign-up below to receive an email alert when registration opens.

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