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AP Summer Institute

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses that address advanced topics in AP.

26th Annual AP®  Summer Institute - NOW ONLINE

THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 13-17 · July 20-24 · July 27-31

Instructors: Courses are led online by experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated College Board-endorsed lead consultants who have a broad range of knowledge and proven ability presenting to their peers. Instructors include AP test development committee members, AP exam readers, winners of special recognition awards from the College Board, and winners of regional and national teaching awards. 

When: Each course meets online Monday through Friday and will include both synchronous (live instruction, either whole group or small breakout groups) and asynchronous (individual learning, not live) instruction. Synchronous instruction will take place in short periods of time (no more than 2 hours at a time, in most cases) between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central time. Asynchronous assignments might be required outside of those hours. The 30 total hours throughout the week will be approximately split 2/3 synchronous and 1/3 asynchronous. Exact course schedule to be determined by instructor and will be emailed prior to the start of the institute.

Where: All courses are held online utilizing the Canvas Learning Management System and Blackboard Collaborate.

Registration: Register using links in the Courses & Registration section below.

College Board materials may not be provided during the program if: 1) participants register less than four (4) weeks from the start of a course or 2) we receive the check or credit card payment less than four (4) weeks from the start date of the course. 

Professional Development Credits: Participants will receive up to 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571

Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgment will immediately be sent to the email address on your account showing payment confirmation or including instructions for submitting payment via check. In some cases, a course may be full, and you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. A waiting list is automatically created for a course once it has filled to capacity. If a spot should become available in that filled course, and you are next on the waiting list, you will receive an email to the email address on file with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you have any questions.

Online Learning Support: Since 2006, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies has been offering online courses designed to meet the needs of busy professionals around the world. Our experienced Online Learning support team will be providing student support services, as needed, to all AP Summer Institute participants throughout the workshop.

 

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Courses (Subject to change):

College Board materials may not be provided during the program if: 1) participants register less than four (4) weeks from the start of a course or 2) we receive the check or credit card payment less than four (4) weeks from the start date of the course. 

Week 1: July 13-17, 2020
  • AP Art History for New Teachers
  • AP Art and Design for New Teachers
  • AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture for New Teachers
  • AP Calculus AB for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Calculus BC for New Teachers
  • AP Statistics for New Teachers
  • AP Biology for New Teachers
  • AP Chemistry for New Teachers
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers
  • AP Economics (Macro and Micro combined) for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics for New Teachers
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers

Register for July 13-17

Week 2: July 20-24, 2020
  • AP Art and Design for New Teachers
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture for New Teachers
  • AP French Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP Calculus AB for New Teachers
  • AP Calculus BC for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP Statistics for New Teachers
  • AP Biology for New Teachers
  • AP Chemistry for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Environmental Science for New Teachers
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers
  • AP Macroeconomics for New Teachers
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics for New Teachers
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers
  • AP Psychology for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP Music Theory for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers

Register for July 20-24

Week 3: July 27-31, 2020
  • AP Art and Design for New Teachers
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers
  • AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Calculus AB for New Teachers
  • AP Latin for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP Biology for New Teachers
  • AP Biology for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Chemistry for New Teachers
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics for New Teachers
  • AP European History for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP Macroeconomics for Experienced Teachers
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics for Experienced Teachers
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers
  • AP Computer Science A for New Teachers
  • AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers

Register for July 27-31

Note: Courses will be Monday-Friday each of the three weeks. Only enrolled participants will be allowed in the virtual classroom. Recording any portion of audio and/or video during the APSI is strictly prohibited.

Effective immediately, all Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) registrations have to go through the College Board’s registration system, Cvent. All participants must login to Cvent using their College Board login and password to begin their registration in Cvent. For all issues regarding your College Board account, please contact the College Board support center at 866-315-6068.

Once you have selected the course, you will then click the provided link on the Cvent confirmation page to launch you into Rice’s current registration system, escWorks, to complete your registration via credit card or purchase order. 

Please note this will require a second login, which is your email address and password that you selected (or you will need to create an escWorks account if you do not already have one). 

For returning participants, if you do not know your escWorks password, please click ‘forgot your password’ and a link will be sent to you. The email may be sent to your junk/spam folder, so please check there before clicking the link again. If you do not receive the link, please send an email to collegeready@rice.edu to request a password reset.

Please contact us via email or by phone at 713-348-6031 for any issues with your escWorks account.

TEA Reimbursement: The Texas Education Agency has historically funded teacher training reimbursements of up to $400 per teacher who completes a TEA-approved training. The amount of the teacher training reimbursement has been dependent upon the total number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available after the payment of exam fee subsidies. More information is available on the TEA AP/IB Incentive Program webpage.

Please visit the TEA website for updates related to the AP/IB Incentive program. District personnel with AP/IB program responsibilities may wish to join the AP/IB Incentive listserv.

For more information about the Texas AP/IB Incentive Program, please contact TEA directly.

College Board Fellows: The College Board AP Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program that provides scholarships for secondary school teachers planning to teach AP courses in schools that serve minority and/or low-income students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses. The scholarships assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP Summer Institute. Please go to the following link to view additional information and the registration form: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/professional-development/workshops-summer-institutes/summer-institute-scholarships

 

Early registration: $545 (until June 15)
Standard registration: $595 (June 16-June 29)
Late registration: $645 (after June 29)

College Board materials may not be provided during the program if: 1) participants register less than four (4) weeks from the start of a course or 2) we receive the check or credit card payment less than four (4) weeks from the start date of the course. 

Please refer to our Frequently Ask Questions page for information regarding cancellations, changes, substitutions, wait lists, etc.

The College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of professional development. Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable. Teachers who do attend an AP Summer Institute in 2020 should be able to:

  • Understand the Course
  • The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam.
  • Plan the Course
  • Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
  • Teach the Course
  • Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time.
  • Assess Student Progress and Understanding
  • Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback.