Calling All AP Educators! Get Ready for APSI 2023.

July 10-13

This year, our Advanced Placement Summer Institute will be offered online! 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 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

  • Regular Tuition: $625
  • Early Bird Tuition: $575 [ends June 30]
  • Three units of credit can be purchased for $150

Choose Your Course

ENGLISH

English Language and Composition for Beginning Teachers

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.

English Language and Composition for Advanced Instructors

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.

English Literature and Composition for Beginning Teachers

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

US History

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

World History

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

Government and Politics - U.S.

This redesigned AP U.S. Government and Politics course 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. You will learn how to introduce key political subjects that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the U.S. today.

Human Geography

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

Micro and Macroeconomics

Instruction includes methods to improve students performance on the AP Exam, ways to develop or update a course syllabus and examination of current available resources for teaching AP Macroeconomics.

MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Calculus AB

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.

Statistics

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. AP Exam preparation and grading, issues related to pacing, the World Wide Web, and implementing hands-on classroom activities are incorporated throughout the course.

Precalculus

*Description coming soon!

SCIENCES

Biology

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

Physics I

Particular attention will be paid to developing new material for Physics I. Although a non-calculus approach will be used, AP Physics C teachers would also benefit from the discussion of these topics, as this has been an area of weakness for students in the past.

Environmental Science

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.

Psychology

An introduction to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, you will 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, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. You will employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE

Spanish Language 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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