Calling All AP Educators! Get Ready for APSI 2024.

July 8-11 | July 22-25

This year, the UCR University Extension AP Summer Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary! Since its inception in 1999, our APSI program has served more than 5,500 teachers nationwide, helping them enhance their skillsets through best practices and experienced instruction from seasoned APSI consultants, to teach the best of the best AP students!

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

What's New This Year

APSI 2024 has added a second week, a new course, and Precalculus is back after a previous successful year.

Tuition and Registration Deadlines

July 8-11

  • Early Bird Tuition: $600, if registered after June 7: $650
  • Registration Deadline: June 21

July 22-25

  • Early Bird Tuition: $600, if registered after June 21: $650
  • Registration Deadline: July 5

UCR University Extension offers 3 units of optional credit for $150 for attending APSI online.

Note

Register now via our Cvent portal for July 8 OR July 22.

Choose Your Course

ENGLISH

English Language and Composition - New & Advanced | July 8-11

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. Discuss writing for college and life success.

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English Literature and Composition - New Teachers | July 22-25

Examination of content, focus, and assessment of the AP Exam, and ways to use poetic devices and character analysis to analyze literary texts. Explore instructional strategies, and discuss challenges presented by our current culture of frequently distracted nonreaders.

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HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Government and Politics - U.S. | July 8-11

The AP U.S. Government and Politics course (redesigned in 2023) explores the new curriculum which combines disciplinary skills with a deep understanding of political concepts. The content is aligned with a one-semester introductory college course, prepares students for advanced political science coursework, and helps them become active, informed participants in our constitutional democracy. Learn how to introduce key political subjects that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the U.S. today.

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Human Geography | July 22-25

Learn to guide your AP students to become more geoliterate, more engaged in contemporary global issues, and more multicultural in their viewpoints. Understand the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface.

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U.S. History | July 22-25

Methods for teaching AP U.S. History through both a chronological and thematic approach from colonial America to the present, with particular focus on building the writing skills necessary for students to be successful.

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World History: Modern | July 22-25

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

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MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Calculus AB | July 8-11

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.

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Computer Science Principles | July 22-25

Examine the foundational concepts of computer science, including how computing and technology can impact the world, and explore the major areas of study organized around creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, and global impact.

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Precalculus | July 8-11 OR July 22-25

The content of the AP Precalculus syllabus, curriculum framework, AP classroom, mathematical practices and instructional approaches will be analyzed. Strategies for presenting solutions on the Advanced Placement test will also be presented. This professional learning experience equips you with a deeper understanding of the course framework, exam, and instructional supports.

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Register for July 22

SCIENCES

Biology | July 8-11

Covers curriculum content, strategies, criteria, materials, the required labs and methods for using biotechnology, probe-ware and computers when teaching AP Biology. Discuss content in three major topics: molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and population.

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Environmental Science | July 8-11

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.

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Physics I | July 8-11

Become familiar with AP Physics 1 course framework, learning objectives, scientific practices, and prepare for the AP audit. Develop effective instructional strategies and lessons to engage students in inquiry-based investigations, and use common lab equipment and digital probe-ware to collect accurate data.

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Psychology | July 22-25

An introduction to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, and more.

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WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE

Spanish Language and Culture | July 8-11

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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AP PROJECT BASED LEARNING AND CAPSTONE

AP Project Based Learning: Environmental Science | June 10-13*

Location: Extension University Village (EUV), Riverside

The projects in the series contain the content and skills required to succeed in AP and beyond.

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AP Capstone | June 24-28*

Location: Extension University Village (EUV), Riverside

The week-long workshops train teachers on delivering interdisciplinary instruction, supporting student research, and facilitating project-based assessments.

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*Note: UCR University Extension will be hosting the events. Registration will be processed through College Board.

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