Professional development conference set for AP & IB educators

Massachusetts Aspiration and Achievement Partnership (MAAP)

The Massachusetts Aspiration and Achievement Partnership, or MAAP, will host a one-day conference for all Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate teachers in Massachusetts on Monday, March 17.

Space is limited to 100 registrants for the free conference, which will be held at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  A lunch will be provided. The MTA is providing funding and personnel to support the event. Those attending are eligible to receive professional development points.

The MAAP is an interdistrict collaboration of AP and IB teachers, local association presidents and superintendents from Brockton, Milton, Taunton, Holbrook and Pembroke whose mission is to strengthen rigorous academic programs in schools. Specifically, the MAAP seeks to increase participation and student success in AP and IB courses. The first MAAP conference in October 2012 drew 89 teachers from 20 districts around the state.

In breakout sessions, same-subject teachers will meet to discuss best practices, teaching obstacles, and grading and assessment strategies. Teachers are encouraged to bring examples of their own best teaching practices, grading rubrics and student work. 

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