APSI: AP Chemistry for New Teachers, Week 3

The AP Chemistry institute is designed to assist AP teachers in building the foundations for success in teaching AP Chemistry.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

This course is for teachers new to AP Chemistry. The Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) method of teaching will be modeled throughout the course. Topics introduced in the 2014 AP Chemistry curriculum revision will be covered as well as directions for completing the course audit. Select topics from all six of the Big Ideas of the AP curriculum will be covered. Due to the lack of laboratory facilities there will be no lab component to this workshop. However, labs appropriate for AP Chemistry will be reviewed and discussed. 


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42808 Stephen Prilliman On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Instructor: Stephen Prilliman

Lead Consultant

Stephen Prilliman is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma City University. Stephen taught Pre-AP and AP Chemistry for six years at Harding Charter Preparatory, an urban high school in Oklahoma City. He is a practitioner and advocate of student-centered and inquiry-based methods of teaching and has used POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) with both high school and university students for over ten years. Stephen has been leading College Board and POGIL workshops since 2007 and was an AP exam reader in 2008. He was a co-author of PASCO Scientific’s “Advanced Chemistry Through Inquiry” lab manual, an editor for the High School POGIL Initiative (HSPI), and is a reviewer of AP course audits.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 31, 2018

End Date: Aug. 03, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $605 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $555 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $655 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Teaching with guided inquiry
  • Chemical reactions
  • Intermolecular forces
  • Equilibrium
  • Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Calculator
  • Notebook
  • Positive attitude toward group work