How It Works
Mentees choose an available AP mentor in their subject and join that mentor's group of up to four mentees.
Each group uses an online platform to schedule sessions and share documents, and meets online monthly through video chat, completing 12 hour-long sessions over the course of the school year.
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.
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.
2.2 continuing education units (CEUs) for full participation (at least 11 out of 12 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.
Sample Mentoring Session Topics
Mentoring sessions will be focused on topics that develop your instructional skill set.
AP Computer Science Principles
Scaffolding the computational thinking practices to build proficiency
Using instructional strategies to develop students' collaboration
AP English Literature
Analyzing how writers use literary devices and techniques to convey thematic ideas
Constructing analytical arguments about literary text
AP U.S. History
Analyzing primary sources to explain their significance to a historical question
Using rubrics to improve student performance
How to Enroll
Fees cover a full year of mentoring (12 sessions). Tiered pricing is available for districts, schools, and teachers as follows:
|Full price, per teacher||$895|
|10% discount for College||$806|
|10% discount for signing up 4 or more teachers from the same district or school||$806|
|20% discount for College Board members signing up 4 or more teachers from the same district or school||$716|
You can print our AP Mentoring brochure (.pdf/959KB) to provide more detailed information about the program to your administration.
Teachers registering before August 31, 2017 for a one- or two-day AP workshop can receive a 20% discount on AP Mentoring! To receive the discount, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your workshop confirmation attached.
And for a limited time, register for an APSI at one of the following sites and get AP Mentoring at a discounted price. Details appear on the APSI websites:
- AP by the Sea
- Rice University
- Molloy College
- Pacific Northwest
- Western Kentucky University
- West Virginia Center for Professional Development
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