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Fall & Spring AP & IB Workshops are now being offered online.

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.

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.

 

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Registration Opening Soon

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.

Courses (Subject to change):

Week 1: July 12-16, 2021
  • AP Art History for New Teachers
  • 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 Literature and Culture for New Teachers
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP German Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers
  • Calculus AB 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 Chemisty for New Teachers
  • AP Environmental Science for New Teachers
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP Macroeconomics for Experienced Teachers
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics for New Teachers
  • AP U.S. History for New Teachers
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers
  • AP World History: Modern for New Teachers
  • AP Psychology for New Teachers
  • AP Music Theory for New and Experienced Teachers
Week 2: July 19-23, 2021
  • 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 New Teachers
  • AP Chemistry for Experienced Teachers
  • AP Environmental Science for New Teachers
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP Macroeconomics for New Teachers
  • AP U.S. History 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 Experienced Teachers
  • AP Music Theory for New and Experienced Teachers
  • AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers
Week 3: July 26-30, 2021
  • 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 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 Statistics 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 Environmental Science for New Teachers
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics for New Teachers
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP European History for New Teachers
  • AP Human Geography for New Teachers
  • AP Macroeconomics for New 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

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)

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.