APSI: AP Psychology for Experienced Teachers, Week 1

This AP Psychology course is intended for veteran AP Psychology teachers.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

This course will include an update and overview of the entire College Board curriculum, the newest areas of emphasis noted by the College Board, and many “Best Practices” that make even the hardest units fun for students.  Course members will participate in hands-on activities through a variety of mini-lessons. Topics will be drawn from the College Board Acorn book with particular focus on changes in content requirements, strategies for multiple-choice questions and skills for successful writing of free-responses as required on the AP Psychology Exam.  Building and recruiting for an AP elective will also be discussed.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42779 Jill Compher On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Instructor: Jill Compher

Lead Consultant 

Jill Compher is currently teaching AP Psychology in her 18th year in public education, and her third year at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX with previous experience at Northwest ISD.  She is nationally certified consultant in AP Psychology for the College Board and is a contributor to the AP Psychology Course Overview. Jill has been an AP Reader since 2005 and consultant since 2015, presenting at universities and school districts in Texas, Louisiana, West Virginia, Nevada, Southern Florida, Arkansas, California and Southern China.

She is the chair of Texas Teachers of Psychology in charge of organizing the regional conference for the networking of local psychology teachers.  She was a semifinalist in 2010 for the O'Donnell Texas AP Teacher Award, Teacher Award winner of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair Division 1 in 2012, fair official for Intel ISEF 2012 Fair Official -Fort Worth Region, and earned the Distinguished Educator award at Northwest ISD from 2003-2014.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 10, 2018

End Date: July 13, 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

  • Note taking materials
  • Laptop for electronic curriculum & charger
  • 12G Flash drive (optional)
  • 30 copies of your best lesson or activity to share
    • If you are a new teacher, please bring 30 copies of your favorite activity in any subject for us to adapt to psychology together.