Calling All AP Educators! Get Ready for APSI 2021.

July 12-16 | 8 am - 4 pm

Last year, in the midst of COVID-19, we had to pivot quickly and convert our popular Advanced Placement Summer Institute to an online format. It was so well-received that we are bringing it back this summer as, once again, a 100% virtual experience. You're invited to learn the latest instructional strategies for AP classes, collaborate with fellow teachers, and find new ways to challenge and inspire your students.

Developed in collaboration with College Board, this online summer program spotlights the latest instructional strategies for teaching AP classes. By keeping up-to-date with AP course content, learning the latest instructional strategies, and approaches to grading procedures, you will be able to provide students with an intellectual experience comparable to their freshman year at college.

This program is endorsed by the College Board.

Tuition

  • Early Bird: $550 (Register by July 2)
  • Regular Rate: $600
  • Credit: Add $150

Note

Course Delivery: Courses will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning using Canvas as the Learning Management System. Virtual office hours, live check-in meetings, and synchronous group meetings/learning events will be scheduled through the Canvas Conferences and/or Zoom tools.

Choose Your Course

ARTS

Art topics reflect the following periods: ancient through medieval, Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, art of the Americas to 1900 and art of the 20th century.

ENGLISH

Prepare students to take the AP Exam, concepts in rhetoric, and analyzing reasoning and expression of ideas in prose passages; expository, analytical and argumentative writing.

Help students deal with pre-20th century prose; rhetorical analysis; argumentation writing; and hands-on curriculum development. Designed for teachers who have taught AP for more than two years.

Examination of content, focus, and assessment of the AP Exam, and ways to use poetic devices and character analysis to analyze literary texts.

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Explores key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the US today.

Methods for teaching AP US history through both a chronological and thematic approach from colonial America to the present.

Discussion includes appropriate instructional practices and methods for integrating technology into the curriculum, grading rubrics, and methods for building a successful AP program.

Reviews AP European history content from 1450 to the present, and covers: how to design and teach European history; selection of textbooks and supplementary materials; how to prepare students to take the AP examination.

Methods to improve students’ performance on the AP exam, ways to develop or update a course syllabus and examination of currently available resources for teaching AP Macroeconomics.

Learn to guide your AP students to become more geoliterate, more engaged in contemporary global issues, and more multicultural in their viewpoints.

Explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with topics such as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.

MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Explore topics of AP calculus AB including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The ability of technology to quickly compute an approximation to a definite integral has opened up easy solutions and new approaches to old problems.

Exploration of differential equations and arc length; Euler’s method, parametric equations and vectors; series of constants and the various tests for convergence; Taylor polynomials and error bounds; and pedagogy using graphing calculators.

The major areas of study organized around creativity, abstraction, data, and information, algorithms, programming, the internet, and global impact. Discuss learning objects which will be the targets of assessment for the AP course.

Instructional strategies and content for teaching AP classes, including statistical procedures and concepts in exploratory data analysis; linear and nonlinear regressions; student projects; use of technology; assessment practices and design of studies using random selection and statistical inference.

SCIENCES

Covers curriculum content, strategies, criteria, materials, the required labs and methods for using biotechnology, probeware and computers when teaching AP Biology.

Particular attention will be paid to developing new material for Physics I. A non-calculus approach will be used, but AP Physics C teachers will also benefit from these discussions, as this has been an area of weakness.

Examines important features of the required curriculum including earth systems and resources, the living world, population, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution and global change.

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE

The AP exam, how it is scored and how to prepare students to take it are discussed through an analysis of student work. Many materials written in Spanish, including newspapers, magazines, and modern literature, are studied.

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