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 through two programs: A year-long option, offering 10 mentoring sessions, and a four-session Spring Support option offering assistance in the months before the AP Exam administration.

Registration is now open for the Spring Support program, which begins in February 2018 and runs through May; January 31 is the last day to register. Registration for the 2018-19 year-long program, which begins in August 2018, will open in February.


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.

 

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 year-long 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.

  • Year-long 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.

 

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
 

How to Enroll

The AP Mentoring Spring Support program costs $399 for four sessions taking place between February and May 2018.

Sign Up for the Spring Support Program Using a Credit Card

Sign up at the College Board store for the course you’re interested in:

AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Literature & Composition
AP U.S. History

Sign Up for the Spring Support Program Using a PO or Other Method

Please complete this form to sign up using a PO or other payment method, or to receive more information about the program.

Sign Up for the Year-Long Program,

Registration for the 2018-19 year-long AP Mentoring program, which begins in August 2018, is current closed. To indicate your interest or to receive more information, please complete our interest form. A staff member will follow up with you when registration opens in February 2018.

 

Contact Us

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