2021 AP Fall Workshops

Current and prospective advanced placement teachers and coordinators will benefit from the following professional development presented by your New Mexico colleagues, College Board representatives, and more. We will post the webinars and presentations below. For technical assistance, please contact the Region 9 Event Team.

AP Exams for All AP Students - Jay Brady; Clovis High School Principal
Jay Brady will speak about the grant that has enabled Clovis High School to implement an AP program at his school designed to support students at every step in the process - from enrollment, tutoring, and preparing students to take the AP exam. This session is design for AP teachers, AP coordinators, administrators, and AP counselors.
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Starting a new AP Course and Program at Your School - Pam Richards; New Mexico AP Coach and Sarah Leikin; National Math and Science Initiative
You, too, can implement an AP program at your school. Listen to these two experts walk you through the steps to start a new AP program and courses at your school. This session is designed for AP counselors, AP coordinators, administrators, and possible AP teachers who have an interest in developing this rigorous program of studies at their school.
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Subject Session: AP Spanish Language - Laura Dumond-Kerr; Taos HS
Ms. Dummond-Kerr will guide AP Spanish language teachers through the process of preparing students to write the argumentative essay.
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AP Classroom Updates - Kimberly Bostwick; College Board Associate Director for State & District Partnerships
What’s new with AP Classroom in 2021–2022? How has AP Classroom changed and how is it easier to use now? Check out this session if you are a veteran teacher that may have used AP Classroom in the past or if you are a new AP teacher that is trying to implement this resource in your curriculum.
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Subject Session: General Session for All AP Courses - Gloria Lueras-Kidd; New Mexico AP Coach
Ms. Lueras-Kidd will be leading a discussion dealing with College Board resources and non-College Board resources, student engagement, online strategies, the evolution of the AP course, and course pacing. This is the place to inform PED of your needs and how PED can support you as teachers. This session is designed for AP World History, biology, Capstone, CSA, CSP, economics, environmental science, French, German, government & politics, human geography, Latin, physics, pre-AP, psychology, and statistics.
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Subject Session: AP Spanish Language - Maritza Allison-Reyes; Piedra Vista High School
Ms. Allison-Reyes will be leading a discussion dealing with College Board resources and non-College Board resources, student engagement, online strategies, the evolution of the AP course, and course pacing. This is the place to inform PED of your needs and how PED can support you as teachers.
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Subject Session: AP English Literature - Christine Carson; Rio Rancho High School
Ms. Carson is an AP reader and consultant. She will be leading a session developing novel units for English Literature and Composition.
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Subject Session: AP Calculus - Heidi Draper; Sandia High School
Ms. Draper will be leading a discussion dealing with College Board resources and non-College Board resources, student engagement, online strategies, the evolution of the AP course, and course pacing. This is the place to inform PED of your needs and how PED can support you as teachers.
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An AP Reader’s View of FRQs - Ella-kari Loftfield; APUSH Volcano Vista High School and Therese Pacheco; APUSH Sandia High School
These two AP readers will walk AP teachers through the process of preparing AP students for writing FRQs so that they will be successful in taking the AP exam. What do AP readers look for when scoring FRQs? What can you do now to ensure that your students will be prepared to write FRQs? This session is designed for AP teachers from all disciplines.
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AP Student Equity and Access - Kimberly Bostwick; College Board Associate Director for State & District Partnerships
This session is a glimpse into a new series of workshops provided by the College Board to identify possible inequities in school district’s AP programs, increasing access to AP programs for all their students, how to foster the skills necessary for successful completion of AP courses, and how to establish goals to produce flourishing AP programs for students and staff.
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New AP Teachers - Gloria Lueras-Kidd; New Mexico AP Coach
This session is designed to give new and prospective AP teachers some resources that might prove to be useful during the 2021–2022 school year. Each participant will receive a copy of the AP mentor list designed to put new teachers in touch with veteran teachers in their field. There will be time for questions.
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What Colleges Wish High Schools Knew About College Admissions - Henrietta Romero, Highlands University Admissions
This session is designed for AP counselors, AP coordinators, administrators, and AP teachers who have an interest in the realistic expectations of NMHU personnel when transitioning high school students to college courses and college life.
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Subject Session: AP English Language - Kate Malone; Piedra Vista High School
Ms. Malone will be leading a discussion dealing with College Board resources and non-College Board resources, student engagement, online strategies, the evolution of the AP course, and course pacing. This is the place to inform PED of your needs and how PED can support you as teachers.
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Student Engagement - Pam Richards; New Mexico AP Coach
Tips for how to get students caught up after a year of online learning, building classroom communities, time management, and project-based learning. This session is designed to be interactive with discussion and questions and answers.
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AP Coordinators - Kimberly Bostwick; College Board Associate Director for State & District Partnerships
A guide for AP coordinators in the role of the AP coordinator, ordering exams, testing set-up, and any other issues that would be of interest to AP coordinators. There will be time for questions and answers.
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Breaking Down AP Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide - Yolanda Lozano, La Cueva High School
Participants will get a “walk-through” of the resources provided in AP Classroom - how to give student assignments, how to use the test generator, how to view student progress, and other features. There will be time for questions and answers. This is the session for you if you are struggling to implement this resource or if you are a new AP teacher.
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Subject Session: AP United States History - Jennifer Crowe; Gallup High School
Ms. Crowe will be leading a discussion dealing with College Board resources and non-College Board resources, student engagement, online strategies, the evolution of the AP course, and course pacing. This is the place to inform PED of your needs and how PED can support you as teachers.
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