Bryan Passwater taught AP Calculus AB and BC at Lebanon High School (Indiana) for 7 years before joining the AP-TIP IN program at the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Acting as the Director of Mathematics and CS for the AP-TIP IN program, Bryan trained, mentored and supported over 1000 AP calculus teachers around the country. Bryan has led dozens of 1-day, 2-day and weeklong AP workshops from San Francisco to New York City and has been an AP reader since 2013. He is passionate about teaching AP calculus and is highly motivated to provide great trainings, support, resources and encouragement to AP Calculus teachers everywhere. In 2017, Bryan decided to go back to the classroom full time and currently teaches AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and pre-calculus in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bryan was a member of College Board’s AP Calculus Instructional Design Committee committed to providing the support that AP Calculus teachers need to build and grow a successful AP Calculus classroom. Additionally, he has helped develop the AP Calculus curriculum for the KIPP foundation schools across the country and written AP Calculus resources for Propel, Applied Practice, the College Board and The National Math and Science Initiative. Recently, Bryan has been a question writer for the AP Calculus exams (MC) through ETS and just finished 8 weeks of AP Calculus Live lessons through the CB on YouTube for the 2020 AP Calculus exams. Bryan lives in Carmel, IN with his wife Mary, an elementary school teacher, their two children, Adeline (17) and Aydin (15), and too many pets that his wife and children sneak into the house.
Course Description: AP Calculus AB
This session is designed for teachers that are teaching Calculus AB. This weeklong session will be engaging, hands-on and interactive. We will cover the AP Calculus course description and curriculum as well as the layout and expectations of the AP Exam. Each day, we will cover the major concepts and topics covered in AP Calculus AB, while engaging in numerous discussions and classroom-ready activities that will help drive lead student success. Pedagogical strategies will be shared, explored and implemented daily and hundreds of classroom-ready resources designed to engage students and prepare them for the AP exam will be examined and shared. Teachers are encouraged to ask questions along the way to ensure that they are receiving the best support and training possible. This workshop is perfect for new and experienced AP Calculus AB teachers as we will cover the main content, how to teach the content, and how the AP Exam assesses and scores the content. Strategies will be shared daily on how to grow your AP program by creating equitable opportunities for all students while building daily towards AP Exam success. Teachers will leave this APSI encouraged and excited about teaching AP Calculus AB and will be well-prepared for the challenge ahead!
Participants should bring a graphing calculator to this workshop to use throughout the week.