Local educator participates in U.S. History Institute Educators' concerns about teaching United States History Advanced Placement (AP) classes were tackled at The University of South Dakota AP US History Institute on the USD campus held July 25-30. The institute provided teachers with content, teaching approaches and information necessary in preparing students for the College Board's AP examinations.
Participants in the AP History Institute at USD included Theresa Van Meeteren of Vermillion.
Under the direction of USD History Professors Kurt Hackemer and Robert Hilderbrand and College Board workshop appointee Professor Geoffrey Morrison of St. Louis, MO, institute participants acquired knowledge of AP teaching resources including multimedia and Internet outlets as well as classroom aids such as textbook and supplementary AP materials.
In response to requests from K-12 educators, the South Dakota Board of Regents in conjunction with all state universities and colleges will offer the AP Institutes this summer. Additional institutes are being offered in chemistry, calculus, physics, computer science and English.
For more information on the AP History Institute, contact Professor Kurt Hackemer, (605) 677-5571.