- The Official Publication of Grace Christian College
- August 2019
Three Grace teachers: Mr.
Abraham Isaac S. Ngo (AP Language and Composition), Mrs.
Lordelita E. Diaz (AP Capstone Seminar), and Miss Camille
Emeriza Roque (AP Statistics),
together with Mrs. Josephine L.
Sy Tan (AP Capstone-Seminar),
the GCC AP Coordinator, attended the AP Summer Institute
(APSI) Workshop held at East
China Normal University Minhang Campus in Shanghai,
China on August 19-23, 2019.
They were given a scholarship
Grace Teachers Attend AP Summer
Institute in China
grant by the school to participate in the said workshop. The 2019 APSI was sponsored by the College Board, the organization sponsible for the Advance Placement (AP)
to learn the pedagogy and techniques in
teaching AP most specially in Grades 11
and 12. The three teachers who immersed
themselves in this one-week seminar workshop said that it was challenging but very
helpful as it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity given to them by the school. The
seminar was also an opportunity to meet
other AP teachers from other countries and
universities who are teaching in the same
field and be able to make connections especially in teaching resources. It was also a
time where AP teachers were able to
have an update with their syllabus and
learn new techniques from the resource speakers and other AP participants as well.
Since GCC started AP courses
across Grade 9 to Grade 12, the school
has been very supportive and has sent
subject area coordinators in Korea and
Singapore to attend the AP seminar
workshops. Students who plan to
study abroad may take the 2020 AP
exam and be credited in their chosen
subject. In fact, last school year there
were students who took the AP exam
and successfully passed especially in
the field of physics