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Overview

AP Mentoring provides online, teacher-to-teacher support for AP teachers of all experience levels through two programs: AP Mentoring Full-Year, offering 10 mentoring sessions over the course of the school year, and AP Mentoring Spring Support, which offers four sessions in the months before the AP Exam administration.

Enhance your teaching skills and strengthen student performance by connecting with expert AP teachers who have years of instructional experience and deep content knowledge.

Are you a principal or school leader? Read about implementing AP Mentoring in your school or district.

 

Open to all teachers of AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP U.S. History.

 

How It Works

Mentees choose an available AP mentor in their subject and join that mentor's group of up to four mentees.

Online Meeting

Each group uses an online platform to schedule sessions and share documents, and meets online monthly through video chat.

Teachers enrolled in the Full-Year program complete 10 hour-long sessions over the course of the school year. Teachers enrolled in the Spring Support program complete four hour-long sessions during the spring semester.

Feedback Early and Often

Mentees are active participants. They work with mentors to set goals, analyze and modify their own teaching practice, and share feedback with their fellow mentees.

Reflection Assignment

In between sessions mentees complete a reflection assignment designed to help them apply what they’re learning in the classroom.

 

Why Enroll in AP Mentoring

Research shows that peer mentoring can be highly effective in supporting teacher's practice when it’s sustained over the course of the school year and provides opportunities for reflection and application.

AP Mentoring enhances your teaching skills by focusing on AP requirements that will improve student performance.

  • Meaningful collaboration with other educators who teach the same AP subject.

  • Personalized feedback that can be applied in the classroom right away.

  • Full-year program only: 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) for full participation (at least 9 out of 10 sessions plus completion of reflection assignments).

  • Teacher-to-teacher support no matter where you live and work.

  • Supplement skills you learned at an AP Summer Institute or an AP one-day workshop.

 

AP Mentoring Session Outlines

Take a look at the topics you’ll cover in your AP Mentoring sessions, month-by-month:

AP Computer Science Principles

  • AP Mentoring Curriculum Outline for AP Computer Science Principles.

  • Includes lesson design; tailoring assignments to build particular skills; preparation, timeline, and processes for the through-course assessments; creating data visualizations, and more

AP English Literature

  • AP Mentoring Curriculum Outline for AP English Literature

  • Includes fresh ideas for teaching skills and concepts, designing activities to build understanding, designing instruction to help students analyze literature, supporting student exam preparation, and more.

AP U.S. History

  • AP Mentoring Curriculum Outline for AP U.S. History

  • Includes fresh ideas for teaching skills and concepts, fostering the development of deep understanding, maximizing rubrics and scoring guidelines to inform instruction, supporting student exam preparation, and more.

 

I have learned so much from [my mentor]. I'm already implementing many of the items we spoke about such as applying historical thinking skills, essay writing, focusing on themes and connections, pacing the content and the list goes on.

—AP U.S. History teacher
 

Pricing

For AP Mentoring Full-Year, fees cover a 10 sessions conducted over the course of the school year. Tiered pricing is available for districts, schools, and teachers. For AP Mentoring Spring Support, fees cover four sessions conducted between January and May.

Special Offer for APSI Attendees

If you’re attending a 2018 AP Summer Institute in AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature & Composition, or AP U.S. History at any of almost 50 APSI sites, you may be eligible to receive 20% off the full price of AP Mentoring Full-Year. To find out if you’re eligible and for more information, please visit the APSI and AP Mentoring page.

 

How to Enroll

Registration is now open. 

Program Timeline

 

AP Mentoring Full-Year

AP Mentoring Spring Support

Registration opens

March 2018

March 2018

Registration closes

September 2018

January 2019

Sessions begin

August-October 2018

January 2019

Sessions end

July 2019

May 2019

Pay by Credit Card

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AP Computer Science Principles

AP English Literature & Composition

AP U.S. History

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Please read the AP Mentoring Terms and Conditions before purchasing.

 

Contact Us

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