Baylor to Host Advanced Placement Institute

July 17, 1997

Baylor University will host the fourth annual Advanced Placement (AP) Institute for high school instructors from July 27 to Aug. 1.

Approximately 118 teachers are expected to attend.

The institute is designed to train those who teach high school College Board Advanced Placement courses. This year's institute will focus on biology, pre-AP high school English, English literature, pre-AP high school math and mathematics.

With the AP program, high school students can pursue college-level studies while in secondary school and receive AP credit towards college requirements. These courses also are designed to improve a student's chances of being accepted into the college of his or her choice and to demonstrate scholarship on national and international academic levels. Students who participate in AP courses are eligible to earn AP Scholar Awards.

Five Baylor professors are among the 13 total lecturers and consultants who will lead the institute. Each subject will be team taught by one Baylor professor and one experienced high school AP teacher. According to Vicky Kendig of the Baylor Continuing Education and Faculty Staff Development Office, two of the eight high school consultants who teach high school AP courses have received College Board AP Teacher of the Year awards.

Baylor faculty participating this year will be Dr. Jerrie Callan, lecturer in English; Dr. Raymond Cannon, professor of mathematics; Dr. Kevin Gardner, assistant professor of English; Dr. Beth Willingham, assistant professor of Spanish; and Dr. Daniel Wivagg, professor of biology and director of undergraduate studies in biology.

Registration is $300 for commuters and $500 for those teachers who want room and board.

For more information, contact Annette Lindsey at 755-3550.

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