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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.

27th Annual AP®  Summer Institute

Summer 2021 - July 12-16 | July 19-23 | July 26-30

Instructors: All 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.

Courses: Each course meets online Monday through Friday of its given week, synchronous (live instruction) will occur between 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CT. There may be asynchronous (not live instruction) hours required outside of the synchronous hours. Schedules will vary by course. Only enrolled participants will be allowed in the virtual classroom. 

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

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.

Bundles: College Board bundles will be mailed to the home address provided at the time of registration. The College Board is responsible for mailing all bundles. The College Board is not able to send bundles to international addresses; therefore, participants who reside outside of the United States will not receive a College Board bundle.

Due to the College Board's APSI bundle ordering process, if you register less than four weeks prior to the start of your course, you may not receive your bundle before your course begins. Rice University will submit late APSI bundle orders to the College Board in August.

Rice University will not be responsible for address typos, delays, undeliverable mail, mail forwarding issues, or lost mail.

*College Board® , AP® , Advanced Placement Program®  and Pre-AP®  are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission. 

Registration Now Open

Registration for the Rice APSI will take place in Cvent, using your College Board account. If you need assistance with your College Board account, please visit: https://cbaccount.collegeboard.org/professional/accounthelp.

Register for a Course in Week 1

Register for a Course in Week 2

Register for a Course in Week 3

Courses (Subject to change):

Week 1: July 12-16, 2021
  • AP Art and Design for New Teachers (Alison Youkilis)
  • AP Art History for New Teachers (Douglas Darracott)
  • AP Biology for New Teachers (Anne Gill)
  • AP Calculus AB for Experienced Teachers (Wanda Savage)
  • AP Calculus AB for New Teachers (Theresa Horvath)
  • AP Calculus BC for New Teachers (Cedric French)
  • AP Chemistry for New Teachers (Todd Abronowitz)
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers (Alice Zhang)
  • AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers (Daniel O'Rourke)
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers (Eva Arce)
  • AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers (Nancy Dickinson)
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers (James Garner)
  • AP Environmental Science for New Teachers (Kristin Shapiro)
  • AP German Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers (Peter Chase)
  • AP Government and Politics - U.S. for New Teachers (Ulrich Kleinschmidt)
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers (Paul Gray)
  • AP Macroeconomics for Experienced Teachers (Theresa Fischer)
  • AP Music Theory for New and Experienced Teachers (Melissa Cox)
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers (Jenny Podel)
  • AP Psychology for New Teachers (Jill Compher)
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture for New Teachers (Maritza Sloan)
  • AP Statistics for New Teachers (Kay Kubena)
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers (Matt Cone)
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers (Barbara Ozuna)
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers (James Rowland)

Register for a Course in Week 1

Week 2: July 19-23, 2021
  • AP Art and Design for New Teachers (Trish Winnard)
  • AP Biology for New Teachers (Joy Killough)
  • AP Calculus AB for New Teachers (Bryan Passwater)
  • AP Calculus BC for New and Experienced Teachers (Nancy Stephenson)
  • AP Chemistry for Experienced Teachers (Thomas Dortch)
  • AP Chemistry for New Teachers (Casey Akin)
  • AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers (Jill Westerlund)
  • AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers (David Jolliffe)
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers (Kevin McDonald)
  • AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers (Lynne Schwartz)
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers (Bob Wofford)
  • AP Environmental Science for New Teachers (Antonio Villarreal)
  • AP French Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers (Genevieve Delfosse)
  • AP Government and Politics - U.S. for New Teachers (Lori Dumerer)
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers (Ken Keller)
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers (David Palmer)
  • AP Macroeconomics for New Teachers (Julie Meek)
  • AP Music Theory for New and Experienced Teachers (Terry Eder)
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers (Chris Bruhn)
  • AP Psychology for Experienced Teachers (Kent Korek)
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture for Experienced Teachers (Carlos Gomez)
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers (Brian Scott)
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture for New Teachers (Jorge Espana)
  • AP Statistics for New Teachers (Richard Cowles)
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers (John Irish)
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers (James Sabathne)
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers (James Rowland)

Register for a Course in Week 2

Week 3: July 26-30, 2021
  • AP Art and Design for New Teachers (Jane Harlow)
  • AP Biology for Experienced Teachers (Carol Leibl)
  • AP Biology for New Teachers (Mark Welch)
  • AP Calculus AB for New Teachers (Dixie Ross)
  • AP Chemistry for New Teachers (Stephen Prilliman)
  • AP Computer Science A for New Teachers (Rob Schultz)
  • AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers (Marvin Hoffert)
  • AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers (Mary Jo Zell)
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers (Yvonne Kaatz)
  • AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers (Kacie Smith)
  • AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers (Phyllis Wright)
  • AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers (Becky McFarlan)
  • AP Environmental Science for New Teachers (Amy Fassler)
  • AP European History for New Teachers (Patti Harrold)
  • AP Government and Politics - Comparative for New and Experienced Teachers (Glenn Hastedt)
  • AP Government and Politics - U.S. for Experienced Teachers (Eugene Chase)
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers (Greg Sherwin)
  • AP Latin for New and Experienced Teachers (Robert Cape)
  • AP Macroeconomics for New Teachers (Ulrich Kleinschmidt)
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers (Marc Reif)
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics for New Teachers (Dolores Gende)
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers (Alma Gonzalez)
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture for Experienced Teachers (Monica Friedmann)
  • AP Statistics for New Teachers (Kay Kubena)
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers (Bill Polasky)
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers (Eric Hahn)
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers (James Sabathne)

Register for a Course in Week 3

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.

Early registration: $550 (until April 12)
Standard registration: $600 (April 13-June 28)
Late registration: $650 (after June 28)

College Board Bundles

College Board bundles will be mailed to the home address provided at the time of registration. The College Board is responsible for mailing all bundles. The College Board is not able to send bundles to international addresses; therefore, participants who reside outside of the United States will not receive a College Board bundle.

Due to the College Board's APSI bundle ordering process, if you register less than four weeks prior to the start of your course, you may not receive your bundle before your course begins. Rice University will submit late APSI bundle orders to the College Board in August.

Rice University will not be responsible for address typos, delays, undeliverable mail, mail forwarding issues, or lost mail.

Once you register for a course through Cvent, 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 email our office at collegeready@rice.edu if you have any questions.

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 2021 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.
 

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