Professional Learning by College Board–Endorsed Providers
College Board endorses education organizations that offer AP Computer Science Principles curricula. These providers also offer professional learning to teachers who will use their curriculum.
Implementing AP Computer Science Principles with an out-of-the-box curriculum and getting teacher training from the provider who supplies the curriculum may be a good solution for your school.
College Board Professional Learning
College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional learning for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators. Led by experienced instructors, AP professional learning provides educators with the support and training needed to successfully teach an AP course.
AP Summer Institutes
AP Summer Institutes are offered online and in-person, with 30+ hours of content-rich training on the course and exam, leveraging AP resources, and strengthening teaching and learning.
Scholarships are available for qualifying teachers.
Online workshops are led by expert AP teachers in flexible sessions of 2, 3, or 6 hours. Targeted exercises will explore the course and exam, enable effective lesson planning using AP resources, and model using data-driven feedback year-round.
Full Year: August–July, Spring: January–May
AP Mentoring is an online professional learning experience where you can collaborate with peers and expert mentors, share ideas, and get real-time and personalized support to respond to the changing needs of the classroom.
Two programs are available:
- AP Mentoring Full-Year: 10 virtual sessions throughout the school year
- AP Mentoring Spring Support: 4 virtual sessions in the months before the AP Exam administration
Teacher Webinars and Other Online Sessions
Developed by experts in AP instructional design, these free webinars and online sessions will guide you through the instructional resources and how to use AP Classroom effectively.
Webinars and online sessions are 20–90 minutes long and illustrate how the instructional suite can support your teaching in any learning environment for the 2020-21 academic year.
Teaching and Assessing
Teaching and Assessing AP Computer Science Principles, a free professional learning 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.
Log in and navigate to the Professional Learning tab in AP Classroom to access.