Professional Learning

AP United States History

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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

June–August

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.

AP Online Workshops

September–April

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. 

AP Mentoring

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.

Find out more about AP Mentoring.

Teaching and Assessing

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

Teachers 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.

To access the training:

  1. Sign in at https://myap.collegeboard.org/login.
  2. Click the Go to AP Classroom link for AP U.S. History.
  3. Click on the Overview page under Course Resources, then select the More tab.
  4. Click the Professional Learning link. The Teaching and Assessing course will open in a new browser tab.

Online Modules

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:

AP Community

Sign In to the AP U.S. History Community.

  • Share real-time strategies, ask questions, and collaborate with teachers worldwide.
  • Search, add, and rate teacher resources with your peers in the resource library.
  • Daily or weekly digests help you keep up with your community, wherever you are. Select all discussions or just the topics and discussion threads you choose to follow. You can also reply to discussion posts through email.

Learn more about the AP Community.