APSI: AP Government and Politics for Experienced Teachers, Week 3

In this session for experienced teachers, we will focus on adapting existing lessons and activities to the new curriculum framework.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

The AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam has changed  The course went through a redesign that becomes effective for the May 2019 administration.  The most significant change is the addition of an argumentative essay.  In this session for experienced teachers, we will focus on adapting existing lessons and activities to the new curriculum framework.  Participants will also review course content as a well as develop new strategies to teach the eight skills and practices that are measured on the redesigned exam.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42813 Eugene Chase On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Instructor: Eugene Chase

Eugene Chase teaches U.S. and Comparative Government and Politics at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he also serves as social studies department chair. A reader and table leader at the AP US Government reading, he has been consulting for the College Board since 1999 and has presented at AP and Pre-AP workshops nationwide and at the AP National Conference. He is a National Board Certified Teacher (AYA Social Studies - History) and has served as an assessor for the National Board. Gene has been an AP Government advisor for four textbooks and has provided staff development to many school districts including Chicago Public Schools and Boston Public Schools. Also working with the Education Testing Service, he has been an item writer for the US and Comparative Government and Politics exams and has been assessor for the Praxis Series teacher licensure tests. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma.  Gene was an university adjunct instructors for eight years teaching American National Government and Social Studies Methods.

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: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Text-based qualitative analysis
  • Visual information analysis
  • Comparison of political factors
  • Explanation of constitutional principles
  • Explanation of the function of political institutions
  • Explanation of factors that influence the development of public policy
  • Course text
  • Any existing lessons and activities
  • Laptop or tablet with WiFi capabilities
    • Course content will be delivered electronically.