June 26-29, 2018
The Rice University Academies provide experienced AP® teachers the opportunity to delve deeply into specific course content with higher education faculty and to connect to their discipline’s current work. This unique professional development model provides teachers the depth of content needed to improve their instruction and increase student achievement.
Integration into AP Teaching: Each Academy master teacher, working with university faculty members, will facilitate classroom conversations to help teachers incorporate the advanced content into their AP® classroom.
Discussions, Readings, Collegiality: Participants who choose an Academy should be prepared to participate in engaging, relevant and immersive discussions with the lead consultant, university faculty members and fellow participants. Participants may also be given required readings before and during the course.
"The course, speakers and presentation of material was excellent. I learned many methods and strategies that I will be implementing in my AP® course. This experience was amazing." - Academies Past Participant
All courses are held on the Rice campus. Courses and master teachers are subject to change. Only enrolled adults are allowed to participate in the program. We cannot accommodate supervised or unsupervised children.
Courses and Registration
- AP Biology
- AP Environmental Science
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History
- Teaching World Religions in Public Schools: Building Religious Literacy (For teachers of AP Human Geography and AP World History)
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