Science News Update
What Makes a Student College Ready?
By: David T. Conley
Preparing students for college has become a higher priority in many schools as parents, business leaders, and politicians emphasize the importance of a highly educated workforce and citizenry. But what steps do schools need to take to ensure that more students are ready?
The Big Four
A comprehensive college preparation program must address four distinct dimensions of college readiness: cognitive strategies, content knowledge, self-management skills, and knowledge about postsecondary education.
Summer Institute - Registration OPENS in February 2015
Who should attend:
- Anyone teaching a Pre-AP or AP course who has not attended the training for the content that he/she has been assigned
- Anyone teaching a Pre-AP or AP course for which the test and standards have changed
- AP Physics and AP U.S. History have new tests this year
- AP Bio and chemistry changed in recent years
AP Exam Prep Workshops
Who should attend: These workshops are intended for AP teachers interested in learning specific skills and strategies to improve student achievement on the AP exam.
When and Where: Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the Rice University campus, Houston, Texas.
Tuition: $150 by January 10; $175 after January 10 (includes parking, lunch and materials).