It was an honor to be selected to score the AP Stats exams as well as an excellent professional development opportunity to interact with educators from all over the country.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 24, 2013
Kevin Giffhorn, a National Board Certified Teacher and Founder of WeLearn Educational Software and the eNotebook note taking app, was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in AP Statistics. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. This year, AP Statistics had over 171,000 tests to score resulting in the first "Million Question Challenge."
AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the finest academic institutions in the world. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and College Readiness at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Kevin Giffhorn.”
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in 34 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.
In 2012, more than 11,000 AP Readers evaluated more than 3.7 million AP Exams.
About Kevin Giffhorn
Kevin Giffhorn, M.S., a National Board Certified Teacher, brings over 15 years educational experience as a high-school Mathematics teacher, Department Chairperson and Adjunct College Professor, as well as previous experience running large-scale technology pilot programs. In addition to being named a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year in 2004, Mr. Giffhorn was awarded the Carroll County Outstanding Educator with Technology in 2007 and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics High School Teacher of the Year in 2011.
He is currently a Math teacher at Liberty High School in Sykesville, Maryland, and an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. Mr. Giffhorn holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Millersville University and an M.S. in Mathematics Education from Hood College. He was also awarded the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship and spent three weeks in Japan collaborating with leaders in all levels of education.
About WeLearn Educational Software
WeLearn Educational Software was founded in May 2011 with the mission of helping people to learn more effectively through the use of appropriate technology. The company’s first product, eNotebook for the iPad, was launched in February 2012, and additional products are currently in development.
Please visit http://www.enotebookapp.com for more information and video demonstrations of the eNotebook app. If you would like further information or would like to schedule an interview, please contact:
Monica Giffhorn, CMO, WeLearn Educational Software
Click here to download the eNotebook app on iTunes.