Coordinated

Coordinated

Hear the personal and professional life lessons of some of the most respected and experienced AP coordinators from schools all across the world. Host and former AP coordinator Derek Kameda engages in meaningful conversation as these superstars in the world of education share what they’ve learned about themselves, their AP programs, tips to success, and what it means to be Coordinated.

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November 29, 2021 23 min

Coordinating AP is more than preparing testing carts and creating seating charts! Many AP coordinators are also full-time school counselors, managing caseloads of hundreds of students, all the while encouraging participation in AP. In this episode, Derek and Rachel talk with Carrie Poehlein (Indianapolis, IN) and Ester Hall (Cincinnati, OH), who share tips and insight on how they’re using new AP score research to support their stud...

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Season 5 of Coordinated launches with quick tip for AP coordinators to consider after AP Exam orders have been submitted. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rachel dishes out the knowledge to help ensure exam rosters remain accurate and up to date. Experienced AP coordinators pay it forward with this helpful idea on the Season 5 premiere of Coordinated

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November 15, 2021 16 min

The final step of Season 4 is here. And it’s one that’s so important, Derek and Rachel called in several AP coordinators to help share their thoughts. The fall checklist is complete so now it’s time to recognize AP coordinators for all they do to support their AP students. It’s a collaborative moment of celebration on the season finale of Coordinated

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November 8, 2021 10 min

As the Final Ordering Deadline approaches, it’s time for a final double-check... And time to submit that AP Exam order. Derek and Rachel set a Coordinated record for the shortest episode in Season 4 with a quick review of the second-to-last Step to Success. It’s time to push the (submit) button on this episode of Coordinated

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November 1, 2021 15 min

Season 4 of Coordinated continues down the path to ordering AP Exams. Today’s conversation helps us pick up speed as we review the process of verifying the exam status of Yes, No, and Undecided. And we hear an experienced AP coordinator share her perspective about AP Exam participation and building student confidence. Derek and Rachel keep marching forward through the Steps to Success on this episode of Coordinated

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October 25, 2021 18 min

It’s time for a moving conversation about transfer students! Derek and Rachel review the enrollment process for transfer students, how they relate to specific actions for the AP coordinator, and how they impact exam fees. Plus, a special bonus story about a common misunderstanding when it comes to student transfers. There’s a transfer of knowledge available right here on this episode of Coordinated

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As preparation to submit the AP Exam order picks up, this conversation about changes to student schedules and how those changes can relate to fees is a perfect rest stop. Catch your breath, pause to embrace a little self-care, and listen in as Derek and Rachel continue towards the finish line. The Steps to Success are moving quickly as we enter the home stretch! Get ready for that final burst on this episode of Coordinated

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October 11, 2021 15 min

We know AP isn’t the only thing going on this fall at high schools. There’s Homecoming, football, volleyball, college applications, and more! But this episode, we only talk about one thing…Exam Only sections! What are Exam Only sections? Who creates them? Who enrolls in them and how? How can schools help Exam Only students prepare for the exam? Derek and Rachel ask and answer all this and more as part of the continuing journey forw...

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Step right into a conversation about a key action for many schools in the fall… Collecting AP Exam fees. Derek and Rachel discuss tips for how to set up your AP program for success with information about fee reductions and best practices on how and when to consider collecting exam fees... Tips that some say are worth their weight in gold! Continue forward with the Steps to Success on this episode of Coordinated

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September 27, 2021 17 min

As our Steps to Success have highlighted, AP coordinators take on many roles in support of their AP students. This episode reveals how a little detective work can help coordinators find the data to launch their own “track and chase” plan. Completing student enrollment is in sight! Please join Derek and Rachel as we all get one step closer to submitting that AP Exam order in this episode of Coordinated.

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September 20, 2021 17 min

Enrolling students in class sections is the next Step to Success. Enjoy the conversation as Derek and Rachel review key questions such as… When does student enrollment take place? Who helps with the process? Do all students enroll? Will a chocolate-based incentive work? (Yes!). This episode has best practices to provide premium fuel as the journey continues on Coordinated.

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September 15, 2021 17 min

There’s no interrupting our pace and precision as we continue with our Steps to Success in Season 4. This special Bonus Episode seamlessly slides in and brings with it a wry smile or two. Join Derek and many other AP coordinators as they share their thoughts on how to describe a superstar AP coordinator. The spotlight shines far and wide on this superstar Bonus Episode of Coordinated.

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September 13, 2021 17 min

When we say join the conversation today, we’re emphasizing “join.” That’s the key word as Derek and Rachel dive into all things related to join codes. What are they? When are they used? What is the coordinator’s role? The teacher’s role? And how do students fit into the process? Plus, a major time-saving tip to share with all AP coordinators. Continue on with another step to success on this episode of Coordinated.

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September 6, 2021 14 min

Students are in the spotlight today! Join Rachel and Derek as the conversation shines on College Board Student Accounts. They’ll highlight why student access is so important (hint: AP Classroom instructional resources!), provide tips to assist students, and offer up some best practices from a veteran coordinator about managing the entire Student Account process. This is a big Step to Success as we continue moving forward on Coordin...

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August 30, 2021 22 min

AP coordinators! It’s time to grab your master schedule and create class sections in AP Registration and Ordering. Join Derek and Rachel as they review the role that AP Course Audit plays and the different class section options. Full year? Second Semester? Exam Only? It’s all here… Plus a bonus Best Practice from a special guest! It’s a “classy” episode for your listening pleasure. Join us on Coordinated!

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Ready to engage in a lively conversation about how best to track student exam decisions? Hear all about two options… Default and Advanced. Rachel shares what works best for her school and what goes into her decision. Plus, a bonus chat about the AP Participation Form. Learn how to save time with Step 3 on this episode of Coordinated.

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It’s time to access and step back into AP Registration and Ordering. Catch up with Derek and Rachel as they discuss access codes, initial setup, and some bonus thoughts about hosting an effective AP Information Night. Be sure to take Step 2 before students return to school. The good-as-gold guidance and best practices are accessed early and often on this episode of Coordinated.

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August 9, 2021 15 min

Big plans in store for AP coordinators during Season 4! In fact, our first episode begins with “planning” in mind. Join Derek and Rachel as they embark on the journey at the start of school. Dive right into planning for a successful year of AP coordinating, including conversation around testing windows, exam ordering deadlines, and communication best practices. It’s time to plan on this episode of Coordinated.

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August 2, 2021 23 min

This episode we journey to Erie, Pennsylvania to meet AP coordinator superstar and Assistant Principal at McDowell High School, Sandra Means. All good things come in threes during her three-year journey of AP coordinating. Listen in to hear how Sandra’s experience and expertise is helping her to transform McDowell’s AP program. It’s an embracing trifecta tale on this episode of Coordinated.

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July 26, 2021 21 min

We’re off to the “Windy City” to meet Cindy Zamora-Failla, school counselor, Harley rider and veteran AP coordinator at Willowbrook High School. Cindy shares with us her long and winding road to the AP coordinator role and along with some expert advice for those just hopping on for the ride. Don’t miss this engine-revving episode of Coordinated.

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