AP UNITED STATES HISTORYProfessional Development

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The College Board offers professional development workshops 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.

Online professional learning resources are also available below.

Our Annual Offerings

June–August: For an in-depth look at the course and exam, attend an AP Summer Institute. AP Summer Institutes take place across several days and offer more than 30 hours of instruction.

September–April: One-day workshops are offered.

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Online Modules

AP Mentoring

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

Teaching and Assessing AP U.S. History gives you access to sample free-response questions, examples of how to score student responses, videos of master teachers modeling key instructional strategies, and resources to help you implement these strategies in your classroom.

Some content and scoring activities in the modules are being revised to reflect the 2017-18 history changes.

You can access these self-paced modules at any time throughout the year and will earn 0.2 CEUs and a certificate for each module completed.

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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: