AP-TIP IN Program Introduces New Content Directors
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May 26, 2017 Office: (574) 631-4878
AP®-TIP IN PROGRAM INTRODUCES NEW CONTENT DIRECTORS
Math and English Content Directors begin July 1 to support AP-TIP IN program teachers across Indiana
Notre Dame, IN – Two new content directors are joining the AP-TIP IN Program July 1 to support Advanced Placement teachers and students across Indiana. Greg Macklem will be the math content director, and Chris Judson will be the English content director. These new team members will be supporting AP-TIP IN schools in Cohorts 4 and 5, as well as our AP-TIP IN Affiliate schools.
Macklem most recently taught AP Calculus at Elkhart Memorial High School. He comes to AP-TIP IN with a wealth of math and science teaching experience, including teaching statistics at a small school in central Indiana.
Judson is an AP English teacher who taught at Concord High School, a member of AP-TIP IN’s first cohort. In addition to having taught AP English Language and AP English Literature, Chris is a College Board AP Reader and active in the Hoosier Writing Project and the Indiana State Reading Association.
In collaboration with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), AP-TIP IN promotes college and career readiness in the STEM areas at Indiana high schools using the College Board’s Advanced Placement program. With the goals of increasing the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores in AP math, science and English courses, AP-TIP IN provides professional development and support to teachers, support to students, and incentives that reward success. The AP-TIP IN content directors are key contributors to helping program teachers and students achieve amazing success.
National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is an innovative non-profit organization created to scale programs proven to positively impact math and science education in the U.S. Launched in March 2007, NMSI was developed in response to the call for action by the National Academies’ 2005 blue ribbon panel report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm. According to the panel of 20 experts, improving American students’ performance in math and science coursework is the most effective way to increase the United States’ global competitiveness. Exxon Mobil Corporation announced its support for the initiative with a commitment of $125 million. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation have also joined as funders. For more information about NMSI, please visit www.nms.org.
College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Thirty-seven courses in 22 subject areas are offered. Based on their performance on rigorous AP exams, sections of which are scored by college faculty and experienced AP teachers, students can earn credit, advanced placement or both for college. More than 3,600 colleges and universities around the world recognize AP courses for credit, placement and/or admissions decisions, including more than 90 percent of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. For more information, please visit www.collegeboard.com.
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