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300 WV AP Teachers Attend AP Summer Institute in Morgantown

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The halls are quiet at University High School, but the rooms are not.

Three hundred advanced placement teachers from across the state are attending the Advanced Placement Summer Institute in Morgantown.

The four-day seminar helps teachers improve teaching techniques and focuses on specific content areas ranging from AP art history to AP physics. The seminar in Morgantown is the stop for APSI and the largest one held in the center's existence, according to the West Virginia Center for Professional Development.

Advanced Placement, or AP, is a highly regarded program sponsored by the College Board, and AP courses are taught in high school, and students can often take them for college credit.

"Rigorous courses that get student ready to take on college, and succeed in college and do well in life. West Virginia is really focusing on advanced placement right now so students are prepared for success in the 21st century," said Karen Linville, director of the AP Program.

The institute is sponsored by the W.Va. Center for Professional Development. This is the second year of full implementation of W.Va. Board of Education Police 2510, which requires all AP teachers to take professional development courses every two to three years, according to a news release from the W.Va. Center for Professional Development.