Thursday, May 29, 2008

Georgia Southern University offers Advanced Placement Summer Institute for High School Teachers

New and beginning teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) high school courses are invited to Savannah in mid-July for professional development training in any of four topics: U.S. History, World History, English Language and Composition, and Human Geography.

Running Monday, July 14 through Thursday, July 17, the AP Summer Institute, sponsored by the Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University, will provide AP course content, teaching strategies, and program ideas and issues. All classes will be taught by College Board-approved consultants.

The College Board is approved as an authorized Continuing Education Unit (CEU) provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), an internationally recognized organization for standards and authorization for continuing education and training. Three CEUs are available through IACET for participants who attend all 30 hours of the AP Summer Institute and successfully complete the scheduled activities.

In addition, participants who hold a valid Georgia Teaching Certificate are eligible for three Professional Learning Unit (PLU) credit hours, providing they attend all 30 hours of the AP Summer Institute and successfully complete the scheduled activities. PLU credit is used by employees of Georgia public school systems who currently hold certificates in an approved field (certified teachers, school counselors, administrators, etc.) as credit toward renewing their existing certificates.

Room blocks for the nights of July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2008 have been reserved at two hotels. Reservations must be made no later than June 13, 2008 for participants to qualify for the discounted room rates.

Each class runs daily from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Lunch is included in the course fee.

A deposit of $100 is required with each AP Summer Institute registration. The balance of $389 is due by July 7, 2008. Space in the class is limited so preference on the waiting list will be given to students who have paid the registration in full prior to the July 7 deadline.

For more information or to register, call (912) 681-5551 or visit the Web at

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