New Mexico Public Education Department: AP Insight Online Teacher and Student SupportDeadline: September 2, 2016
The AP Insight Online Teacher and Student Support award will provide funding for online support for AP teachers and classrooms. This will occur via AP Insight—an online, research-based set of AP support tools offered by College Board. Award recipients will leverage AP Insight resources to identify where students “fall down” (struggle) and to help them move forward. This is achieved by supporting the teacher to:
- Prepare direct instruction, and anticipate and diagnose student struggles
- Teach with performance tasks and utilize a student progress sheet
- Assess student learning with formative quizzes
- Act on student misunderstandings with individualized next steps for students
AP Insight is an online program designed to empower AP teachers by providing focused support to biology, calculus, chemistry, U.S. history, and world history teachers to foster success for all AP students in those courses. AP Insight embeds best practices for raising student achievement into time-saving tools and resources to help teachers support and coach each individual student. AP Insight identifies the concepts and skills that are challenging to teach and learn and critical to students’ college readiness and success. For each Challenge Area, AP Insight provides classroom-ready resources, including performance tasks, labs, and other hands-on activities to engage and motivate students. Balanced formative assessments provide items that both mirror the summative exam and inform instruction with immediate, action-oriented feedback reports that pinpoint students’ understandings and misunderstandings. Feedback provides teachers and students with targeted next steps and resources to move each student and the whole class forward.
Amount: Funding supports individual teacher subscriptions to AP Insight.
Eligibility: AP Insight is: 1) open to current teachers holding state licensure in grades 9–12; 2) limited to teachers currently teaching one of five AP courses: biology, calculus, chemistry, U.S. history, and world history; and 3) new AP teachers are given weighted consideration.