Summertime Success: K-12 Educators Partner with EKU at APSI




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Summertime Success: K-12 Educators Partner with EKU at APSI

Local educator Amanda Hamilton of Boyd County High School recently attended the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI} at Eastern Kentucky University.

Hamilton as well as 231 other Advanced Placement teachers from numerous other states, including KY, TN, OH, MO, NY, FL, AL, and CA, as well as international teachers from South Korea and Cambodia were welcomed to EKU's main campus in Richmond, Kentucky from June 10 - 14, 2019.

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson was ecstatic, stating, "We're honored to welcome so many passionate educators to EKU, and EKU will continue to support K-12 education in our own region and beyond."

Endorsed by the College Board, APSI is designed to equip AP teachers with at least 30 hours of content-specific instruction as they prepare to teach some of the most challenging  high school courses- Advanced  Placement classes, which are comprised of college-level material and can provide students with college credit before they even graduate.

The content-specific instruction was led by 17 master AP instructors from across the country, all of whom were specifically trained by the College Board. These instructors shared their experience and expertise in high-impact instructional strategies and best pedagogical  practices.

"APSI is just one way K-12 educators can partner with the programs and facilities that EKU offers. Another great example is the EKU Center for Educator Excellence, which is committed to offering the highest quality professional development and resources available to teachers," Dr. Christopher Budano, APSI Site Director, said.

Additionally, each teacher was awarded the opportunity to nominate an AP student for a

$500 scholarship to attend EKU. The scholarship, titled the EKU AP Teacher's Choice Award, seeks to celebrate both a student's participation in an AP course and exam throughout his/her high school career as well as the teacher's choice to reward a student's hard work and dedication.


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