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Josh Tabor has been teaching on-level and AP Statistics since 1996. He currently teaches at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, AZ and was a top-5 finalist for Arizona Teacher of the Year in 2011. Josh has been a grader of the AP Statistics exam since 1999, a table leader from 2001–2006, and a question leader from 2007–2019. He also served on the AP Statistics Test Development Committee from 2005–2009. In 2013, he was named to the SAT Mathematics Development Committee. Josh is the co-author of The Practice of Statistics 6e for AP Statistics, and the author of the Annotated Teacher’s Edition for The Practice of Statistics 4e and 5e. He is also the co-author of two on-level statistics textbooks: Statistical Reasoning in Sports, which introduces students to the concepts of statistical reasoning in a simulation-based, student-friendly manner and Statistics and Probability with Applications, which features short, direct lessons that make teaching and learning statistics enjoyable for both teachers and students. Josh has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has taught one-day and week-long AP Statistics workshops for many years. He enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics and learn from the experiences of participants.
Welcome to the wonderful wprld pf AP Statistics! I look forward to working with you and hope that you leave feeling prepared and excited about the opportunity to teach AP* Statistics. During the workshop we will:
* Highlight important parts of the Course and Exam Description
* Discuss how to use other new resources from the College Board including Personal Progress Checks, the Question Bank, and the Progress Dashboard.
* Participate in many classroom -tested activities that illustrate key Learning Objectives.
* Review important topics from the course, often using actual free-response questions from the AP exam.
* Discuss how the AP exam is created and how it is scored, with a focus on the most recent year's AP exam. We will also discuss common student errors and how to avoid them.
* Practice using various types of technology, including graphing calculators and applets.
* Discuss other important topics for running an AP Statistics course, including textbook selection, recruiting students, assessing students, and other day-to-day issues.
* Answer as many questions as possible!
You will be receiving digital copies of my lesson plans, chapter tests with answer keys, examples of projects, and many other resources.
It might be helpful to have a laptop computer, but it is not necessary. It will be necessary, however, to bring a graphing calculator. I will be modeling instruction using a TI-84, so bringing a TI-84 would be great. You will also be receiving copies of several textbooks, so you will not need to bring any of your own.