Professional development is required for all AP Seminar and AP Research instructors. Teachers must complete curricular training prior to the first year of teaching each course. In addition, teachers must complete online assessment scoring training each year.
Required AP Seminar Curriculum Training
The summer before their first year teaching AP Seminar, instructors must complete a five-day workshop for the course. Instructors are required to attend a five-day workshop offered by select AP Summer Institutes one time prior to teaching each course—this is not an annual requirement.
Required AP Seminar Online Scoring Training
Each year, all AP Seminar teachers must take and pass the Team Multimedia Presentation (TMP) and Individual Multimedia Presentation (IMP) certification tests in order to submit scores for those performance task components. In addition, a separate activity within the TMP Certification Test module addressing student plagiarism is required. Training is available to teachers annually, in December.
Teachers must enter student presentation scores and students must submit their work as final in the AP Digital Portfolio by the College Board deadline on April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET.