For new and experienced AP teachers
Using a mix of direct instruction, discovery, group work, and sharing of ideas, this APSI workshop is focused on the context covered in the AP* Calculus course content guide. Graphical, numerical, algebraic, and descriptive methods will be used to help participants learn new ways to teach material and help students make connections to the curriculum. A heavy dose of instructional technology will be included as participants collectively create, develop, and explore artifacts and class deliverables. A shared drive will be used so all participants will have access to all materials in real time. Extensive use of graphing calculators will also be evident, demonstrated, and expected.
It is strongly encouraged that teachers bring a laptop with them each day, fully-charged as outlets are limited. For those that might not have access to a laptop we’ll also periodically be in the computer lab. You should also bring a graphing calculator.
Consultant: Thomas Ahlschwede
Tom Ahlschwede has been an AP Calculus teacher for 16 years, an AP workshop consultant for 10 years, and an AP calculus reader for 4 years. Tom has taught in four school districts in his career, currently at Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, NE. His master’s degree in secondary teaching focused on instructional technology and to be sure,the workshops he conducts are curricularly focused with an emphasis on incorporating instructional technology in discovery, instruction, and assessment.
While not teaching, Tom coaches a lot of youth basketball and enjoys time with his family. He enjoys many outdoor activities including golf, bike riding, and gathering sun rays.