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Putting AP with WE Service to work in your classroom

Teachers who have applied and submitted their authorization form (.pdf/531KB) may incorporate the program into their classrooms. Students will receive the AP with WE Service Recognition for completing the program.

Although AP with WE Service is a flexible program, to set your students up for success we highly recommend considering this timeline, which is expanded below:

Summer

  • Review the Recognition Rubric
  • Select a teaching module and review the lessons and activities you will incorporate into your classroom
  • Participate in a training webinar or watch a training video
  • Review additional resources
  • Decide how you’ll form groups and support students as they plan for and undertake service projects
  • Create a pacing guide for the school year that includes regular check-ins with student groups

Fall

  • Introduce the program to your students
  • Begin Learning and Investigating your module topic by incorporating activities from Part 1 into your classroom instruction
  • Divide students into groups and help them begin to determine their plan of action and service project

Winter

  • Check in with students and review student plans if you are not doing so regularly
  • Log in to the Digital Portfolio and ensure all participating students log in individually
  • Complete the mid-year evaluation
  • Guide students as they begin their service projects and remind them to record their activities
  • Submit the 2019-20 Authorization Form

Spring

  • Determine how your students will showcase their work
  • Plan a celebration (optional)
  • In the Digital Portfolio, Score students who have completed their service projects by June 30
  • Take the End-of-year survey

Summer

  1. Review the Recognition Rubric to understand what is required of your students. Once they have completed their service project, you will score them on the following criteria, as outlined in the rubric:
    • Investigate and Learn: Undertake a student-led investigation of a topic at local and global levels and evaluate existing programs that take action on the topic, making clear connections to the AP® course topic.
    • Action Plan: Develop an achievable plan to carry out one global and one local action in the form of direct service, indirect service or advocacy.
    • Take Action: Complete their local and global service project. Sometimes, one project can fulfill both the local and global requirements.
    • Report and Celebrate: Showcase their hard work in their classroom, at an assembly, open house, or to their community. They may also celebrate their achievements.

    Students will be Recording (maintaining a log of activities) and Reflecting (completing written reflections) throughout.

  2. Select a teaching module.

    This module will be your main resource this year. Each module has a Plan, Teach and Assess section.

    Note: The modules are available to participating educators and are password-protected. If you have been accepted into the program you should have received the password by email. Otherwise contact apwe@collegeboard.org.

  1. Participate in one of the following training webinars or watch our videos (login required)

Date

Links

Wednesday, 7/11, 5pm (ET)

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 635 698 861
Meeting password: Service1

Tuesday, 8/14, 9pm (ET)

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 635 844 464
Meeting password: Service1

Thursday, 9/13, 7pm (ET)

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 639 116 047
Meeting password: Service1

  • Training Video 1 (3 minutes): An Overview of AP with WE Service, will help you gain an understanding of the overall program and can be shared with administrators, parents and students, including at Back-to-School Night.
  • Training Video 2 (18 minutes): Your Guide to Implementing the Program, is an in-depth guide meant to be watched while reviewing the various resources provided.

Access these videos on AP Academic Merit.

If you already have access to the Academic Merit platform, you may use your current username and password. If not, log in using your email address and the password shared with you. Change your password as soon as you log in. If your password isn’t working, click “Forgot your password?” and follow directions to retrieve it.

  1. Review Additional Resources

    In addition to our modules, the resources below are available.

    AP with WE Service Program Guide (.pdf/11.1M)
    This guide serves as a comprehensive resource to support your work in AP with WE Service. It contains the activities and resources listed in the teaching modules, plus tips and approaches, a step-by-step road map, and more. It will also help you form groups.

    For Administrators and Educators: AP with WE Service: Bringing Service Learning to AP Courses (.pdf/1.3M)
    This brochure for educators gives an overview of the program and its benefits in the classroom.

    For Parents and Students: The AP with WE Service Experience (.pdf/1.5M)
    This flyer, written for students and parents, explains what service learning is and what can be expected in an AP with WE Service classroom.

    Press Release Template (.doc/29K)
    If you’re making an announcement to the media, this customizable template will make it easy. Just plug in your school’s name and other specifics.

    Suggestions for Sharing the News (.doc/1.5M)
    Explore these tips and ideas for announcing your school’s participation in the AP with WE Service program, including suggested language for tweets and Facebook posts.

    Be sure to introduce your administrators, fellow educators, students and parents to the program.

Fall

  1. Introduce the program to your students by showing the videos on these homepages:
  2. Begin Learning and Investigating your module topic by incorporating activities from Part 1 in your classroom instruction
  3. Divide students into groups and help them begin to determine their plan of action and service project

Winter

  1. Check in with students and review student plans if you are not doing so regularly
  2. Log in to the Digital Portfolio.

    Set up your classroom in the Digital Portfolio platform

    The Digital Portfolio is the online platform teachers will use to inform The College Board that your student has earned the AP with WE Service Recognition. Scores are due June 30, 2019. Though this platform is called a portfolio, no portfolio submission is required of students for any of the AP with WE Service courses.

    Use these guides to set-up your class and learn how to score students:

    Again, it is not a requirement to have students upload work here; it is only used for you to communicate student completion of the program with AP.

  3. Take the mid-year evaluation.

    Feedback is critical to the development, growth and success of AP with WE Service and will help us continue to innovate around service learning in AP. We ask that you complete our mid-year survey wherever you might be in the program.

  4. Students begin executing their service projects and record their activities
  5. Submit the Authorization Form for 2019-20.

    You can find the Authorization Form by clicking on “Participating in AP with WE Service”.

Spring

  1. Determine how your students will showcase their work
  2. Plan a celebration (optional)
  3. In the Digital Portfolio, Score students who have completed their service projects by June 30
  4. Take the End-of-year survey.

    Feedback is critical to the development, growth and success of AP with WE Service and will help us continue to innovate around service learning in AP. We ask that you complete our mid-year survey wherever you might be in the program.

WE

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WE is an educational partner that delivers service-based learning programs for WE Schools in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Watch this video for more information.