Center for Stem Education Hosts AP Institute
From June 24 to June 27 the Center for STEM Education at East Carolina University hosted an AP (Advanced Placement) Institute endorsed by the College Board. More than 50 teachers from North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia participated in sessions in high school biology, calculus, chemistry or statistics. Taught by experienced teachers trained and endorsed to teach AP, the participating teachers learned new STEM content and engaging teaching methods, practiced new lab skills and exchanged tips for helping their students excel on AP exams. Many teachers believe that the ideas made while attending an AP Institute will help keep them motivated and excited for the next year. Not only was the Institute great for teacher learning, but it is also a great way to network, including a pizza supper held one evening at the Center.