Become an AP Reader
The annual AP Reading has been described by participants as the best professional development ever. Learn more about the Reading and how to apply.
The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, subject-specific AP workshops provide educators with the support and training needed to develop effective strategies for teaching an AP course.
Our Annual Offerings
June–August: One-week AP Summer Institutes for CSP are offered at different sites throughout the country, providing an in-depth look at the course and assessments.
September–April: One-day workshops are offered.
Search and register for an upcoming AP Computer Science Principles workshop.
PD Offerings by Other Organizations
If your school is implementing a curriculum through a College Board endorsed provider, you can attend a professional development event offered by the specific program. You are not required to attend an AP Summer Institute.
Teaching and Assessing
Teaching and Assessing AP Computer Science Principles, a free professional development resource, includes videos of master teachers modeling key instructional strategies for challenging skills and content, and resources to help you implement those strategies in your classroom.
Teachers can access these self-paced modules anytime during the year and will earn 0.2 CEUs and a certificate for each module completed.
Online Professional Development
AP Mentoring, a teacher-to-teacher online professional development program, gives you the opportunity to enhance your teaching skills by working with an expert mentor teacher. You and a group of up to three peers meet online with your mentor throughout the school year, sharing feedback and receiving personalized feedback that can be applied in the classroom right away.