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 are offered at different sites throughout the country, providing an in-depth look at the course and exam.
September–April: One-day workshops are offered.
Search for an upcoming AP United States Government and Politics workshop to register for.
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.
Teaching and Assessing Modules
Teaching and Assessing AP U.S. Government and Politics features new videos of master teachers modeling key instructional strategies that combine teaching content with the disciplinary practices and resources to help you implement those strategies in your classroom. The modules walk you through each of the disciplinary practices and explain how they will be assessed on the AP Exam.
Log in and navigate to the Professional Learning tab in AP Classroom to access.
Working with Challenging Primary Sources
These free online resources offer strategies for teaching reading and writing focused on challenging primary sources. The modules were developed for AP U.S. History teachers, but the nonfiction reading and writing strategies they explore will be useful for teachers of a variety of AP subjects: