Bryan Passwater
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.
2021 APSI Course Description
AP Calculus AB
Bryan Passwater
5 Day Virtual Instruction
With the current situation across the country, this summer’s AP Summer Institutes will look different than previous years.  While teachers will not be able to meet in person as accustomed, I have designed a plan that still allows great amounts of collaboration, discussions, activities, and interaction.  For AP Calculus AB, the majority of our workshop will take place “live” with synchronous sessions while allowing some time for asynchronous work to accommodate busy schedules and differences in time zones.  The workshop will take place over 5 days and will include dozens of classroom-ready and unique activities as well as access to hundreds of free resources I’ve created over the course of many years.  All teachers that attend will gain access to all of these materials that are designed specifically to maximize AP performance while engaging students of all abilities.
The five day workshop will include all major topics in the AP Calculus AB course.  Throughout the week, we will:
• discuss strategies on introducing and teaching those challenging topics throughout the course
• discuss the particulars of how exams are scored and how to maximize student scores
• discuss scaffolding strategies to allow all students to find success
• discuss growing your AP program along with keeping our focus on equity and access
• discuss student engagement strategies
• discuss classroom assessment strategies
• discuss, engage in, and explore many activities and classroom-ready resources that are both rigorous and accessible to students
• discuss how to move students to conceptual understanding needed for AP success
• discuss and explore CB resources such as AP Classroom, AP Central, and the CED
• discuss pacing throughout the year along with review plans and strategies for the exam
• discuss all major topics throughout the course
A detailed agenda of sessions will be provided along with links to the materials and both synchronous and asynchronous sessions to registered participants.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me anytime at
I look forward to working with you this summer!