- The Walton APSI is anticipating a large number of teachers wanting training in AP Precalculus this summer.
- We are offering four sessions during Event 1 and three in Event 2.
- There is no difference in the content covered in the different sessions.
Meet Your Consultant for AP Precalculus:
Michael Little Crow, AP Precalculus Consultant
Personal Acknowledgement of Place and Time:
Dr. Little Crow is an Indigenous Math Educator from the Turtle Mountain
Anishinaabe-Cree people. With his co-founder, Dr. Pinthong, OPEN Global Village, Original Peoples Education Network, Inc. was created to support two education abroad projects to Thailand and one sabbatical teaching mathematics through robotics in Kazakhstan. He works with the education agencies of several tribal nations including the Pascua Yaqui, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, and several of the Chippewa nations in North Dakota and Wisconsin to provide professional development in mathematics. Working collaboratively with Dr. Pinthong, they develop and initiate workshops which use the 3,000-year-old mental calculation techniques from India to empower learners of all ages to connect with the power of the mathematics inside themselves, using the human development aspects of math to help individuals from throughout the world reach their full human potentiality.
Dr. Little-Crow was an instructor at Oregon State university from 1998 – 2004, residential faculty at Scottsdale Community College from 2004 – 2018, and now is a Teaching Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, while continuing to teach as an adjunct math faculty for SCC. These appointments are in addition to his international work for OPEN Global Village, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
New for 2023-24 school year: AP Precalculus
At this APSI, participants will:
- Explore each section of the course and exam description, including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements
- Begin to develop a course plan by unit and topic that incorporates the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar
- Examine formative and summative assessment items to identify content and skill pairings that are the targets of these assessments and create lesson plans to reinforce content and skill connections
- Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP Exam to samples of student work
- Identify student strengths and weaknesses using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports
- Explore ready-to-use strategies, instructional materials, and pedagogical tools pertinent to the content and skills required for success in your AP course
- Develop meaningful connections within the AP community
You’ll explore these AP resources in-depth: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Progress Checks, Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, Syllabus Development Guides, Sample Syllabi, and the AP Community.