2013 AP* Summer Institute Schedule
June 18-21, 2013
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
U.S. Government and Politics
June 24-27, 2013
2013 APSI Summer Catalog
Minnesota Scholarship Information: The Minnesota Department of Education is pleased to announce that scholarships are available for Minnesota teachers participating in the 2013 AP Summer Institute. Participants must pay the $700 fee at time of registration; however, districts can apply for $600 in scholarship funds. Download the 2013 AP Teacher Scholarship Form.
Accommodations: Augsburg College has contracted with Days Inn Hotel University Avenue to provide accommodations for APSI participants. Participants are responsible for making reservations directly with the Days Inn. Special rate of $72.00/night + tax is guaranteed only through May 17, 2013. Call 612-623-9303, be sure to mention that you are with “Augsburg College Advanced Placement.”
Continental breakfast is provided by the Days Inn. A shuttle van provides transportation between the hotel and Augsburg College.
Questions about AP Summer Institute? Please contact Caren Custer at 612.330.1391
Commissioner Cassellius Statement on Advanced Placement Results for Minnesota’s Class of 2012
ROSEVILLE – The “9th Annual AP® Report to the Nation” was released by the College Board, showing that more Minnesota public high school graduates are enrolling in and passing college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams.
According to the report, 19.5 percent of U.S. public high school graduates from the class of 2012 scored a 3 or higher on an AP Exam during high school. Minnesota exceeds the national average with 19.7 percent of its graduates scoring a 3 or higher on an AP Exam.
Commissioner Cassellius released this statement regarding the results:
“Several years ago, a call went out to Minnesota schools asking them to step up their efforts to ensure their students graduate college and career ready. The Legislature provided resources and educators provided the urgency.
Today we have evidence that shows they have answered that call. These new results show more students are taking advanced placement classes; even better, they are passing the tests and earning credits. We are seeing increased success for nearly all of our students, furthering our efforts to close achievement gaps and expand access to higher education opportunities.
We know there is still much more work to do, but this report indicates we are moving in the right direction. We must continue this forward momentum, working until every student graduates with the skills they need to succeed in college, career and life.”
For more information, or to read the report, visit the College Board website
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The Augsburg Paideia Summer Institute
Paideia (Pie-day-uh) is a dynamic approach to teaching, rooted in Socratic teaching methods. Paideia Seminars can be used as an interdisciplinary strategy at all grade levels using classical and multicultural readings and art forms. The Augsburg Paideia Institute offers educators hands-on experience with seminars designed for participants to feel the excitement of learning through discussion and to gain ideas for implementing Paideia in their classroom.
Conceptual Mathematics Institute
The CMI is a program to increase the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. The participants of the program are K-8 teachers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The Institute is housed on the Augsburg College campus and organized by faculty members of the Mathematics and Education departments.
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