Well, here goes nothing! Last year was my very first year teaching AP Calculus. There were a lot of ups and downs, and I mean a lot! Trying to learn the content myself, teaching myself how to teach the content, helping students understand things that I was still trying to master myself, prepping them for an exam I had never seen, and nervously awaiting the test results in July. It was a roller coaster!
I know a lot more now, but do I have more to learn? ABSOLUTELY! It was near the end of the course last year that I discovered the beauty of Khan Academy and I knew my life this year would be easier, which leads into my course outline for this project! The timing couldn’t be more perfect and I am excited to really try out my ideas with different types of blended learning, using flipped lessons which my calculus students already showed an interest in last semester! I’m looking forward to documenting everything that works and doesn’t work and really giving this course another shot, being a little more confident, and a lot more knowledgeable than last year! I know lots of you are not going to understand one lick of this, but I’m hoping you can bear with me and my journey through my project.
To see my course outline, check it out here and wish me luck! 🙂