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.
Project Based Learning Series for AP U.S. Government and Politics is a new AP Summer Institute offering based on powerful new research showing that project based learning can significantly improve student performance on the AP Exams. Teachers engage in 30 hours of content-rich training during the summer along with four workshop sessions during the school year.
Scholarships are available for qualifying teachers.
Online workshops are offered as a combination of live and on-demand sessions led by expert AP teachers. Targeted exercises will explore the course and exam, enable effective lesson planning using AP resources, and model using data-driven feedback year-round.
During the School Year
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.
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.
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: