Dates: July 10-13, 2023
Instructor: Crissie Ricketts, Ph.D.
During this AP® Precalculus APSI, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP® resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP® Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP® Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP® Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the AP® question bank.
About the Instructor
Crissie Ricketts, Ph.D., has worked at McLean High School in Fairfax County, VA, for 21 years. She has served as a teacher of mathematics for 18 of those years. Crissie also spent one year as the Assessment Coach and two years as the Director of Student Services. After serving in these non-teaching roles from 2008-2011, she returned to the classroom to pursue her passion for teaching. Crissie has taught nearly every course in the high school math curriculum, including AP® Calculus AB and BC, AP® Statistics, and AP® Computer Science Principles. She also served as the Mathematics Department Chair at McLean for four years and is currently the AP® Academic Coordinator for the school. In addition, Crissie has been an AP® Reader for Calculus since 2019 and became an AP® Precalculus consultant in 2023.
Crissie holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. She entered education after working for ten years in the business arena. After becoming a teacher, Crissie completed her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Capella University. Since 2016, she has taught math with NC Virtual, the second largest virtual high school in the nation, and has served as an Instructional Leader for NC Virtual since 2017. In addition to her online work NC Virtual, Crissie also teaches for the online campus of Fairfax County Public Schools.
Crissie was named Teacher of the Year by the McLean High School senior class of 2015 and received the Norma Dektor Award from the graduating class of 2018, given to the teacher who has had the largest impact on students. She was named a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator in 2022.
Crissie has three adult children, a husband of 27 years, and two dogs. She enjoys reading in her free time.
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