News: EBT receives $4,000 equipment grant from HP Prime AP Summer Institute!

posted Oct 14, 2015, 12:13 PM by Parvez Jamal   [ updated Oct 14, 2015, 12:16 PM ]

July 10, 2015 --- This summer HP welcomes 80 AP Statistics and AP Calculus teachers from across the U.S. to the HP Prime AP Summer Institutes for three-days of professional development and training with the HP Prime Wireless Math Classroom. Offering four Institutes in Houston, Chicago and San Diego, the teachers are able to benefit from an intimate, collaborative environment and expert instructors. At the end of the Institutes, teachers earn a Certificate of Course Completion and their school receives a grant of an HP Prime Class Kit consisting of 30 HP Prime Graphing Calculators and the Wireless Connectivity Kit.

The first HP Prime AP Summer Institute was hosted from June 23-25 at the HP Site in Houston, Texas where 16 AP Statistics teachers got a hands-on introduction to HP’s new mathematics technology. The teachers learned how to use the HP Prime calculator with the HP Prime Wireless Kit to run a daily lesson, create and edit programs, set exam configurations, distribute data sets, send polls to and monitor student calculator screens.

Teachers were engaged and excited to use HP Prime. At the end of the Institute, teacher Clifton McNeely of Conroe ISD commented, “I am very excited to work with the new technology and can't wait to see what my students can do with HP Prime.” Teacher Erwin Lara of the High School for Enterprise Business & Technology in New York echoed Clifton’s thoughts, saying “I look forward to using HP Prime, writing apps, and even running training sessions for... schools in our area”.

HP will be offering ongoing professional development courses for HP Prime to mathematics educators. To find out more about these courses please contact If you’d like to experience HP Prime in your classroom for free please visit

Source: APSI Houston Press Release. 

EBT was the only NYC school to be invited to the HP Prime AP Summer Institute. Thanks to Ms. Eboras, AP Math and Science for supporting the grant application process.

Parvez Jamal,
Oct 14, 2015, 12:13 PM