Enroll in AP Mentoring

Strengthen your teaching practice with personalized guidance.

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Overview

AP Mentoring provides online, teacher-to-teacher support for AP teachers of all experience levels. Sign up for the 2017-18 program by August 31, 2017.


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

 

Open to all teachers of AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP U.S. History for the 2017-18 school year.

 

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, 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.

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.

  • 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

 

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
 

Program Timeline

Enroll by August 31 to participate in the 2017-18 program.

1

February 2017

Sign-up opens for teachers, schools, and districts.

2

Summer 2017

Mentees choose mentors.

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Fall 2017-
Summer 2018

Groups take part in mentoring sessions, completing 12 throughout the school year.

 

How to Enroll

Fees cover a full year of mentoring (12 sessions). Tiered pricing is available for districts, schools, and teachers as follows:


Enrollment Fees

Package Yearly Cost
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

Teachers

You can print our AP Mentoring brochure (.pdf/959KB) to provide more detailed information about the program to your administration.

Special offers:

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 apmentoring@collegeboard.org with your workshop confirmation attached.


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