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AP Summer Institutes

For the health and safety of attendees, AP Summer Institutes will also be offered online in the summer of 2020. Details regarding sessions offered online will be added to the calendar as they become available.

AP Summer Institutes offer the most intensive professional development available for AP educators. Attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP courses.

You’ll leave your AP Summer Institute experience with ready-to-use strategies and pedagogical tools shared by an experienced educator within the AP community.

At your Summer Institute, you will:

  • Explore each section of the course and exam description, including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements
  • Begin to develop a course plan by unit and topic that incorporates the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar
  • Examine formative and summative assessment items to identify content and skill pairings that are the targets of these assessments and create lesson plans to reinforce content and skill connections
  • Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP Exam to samples of student work
  • Identify student strengths and weakness using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports
  • Explore ready-to-use strategies, instructional materials, and pedagogical tools pertinent to the content and skills required for success in your AP course
  • Develop meaningful connections within the AP community

You’ll explore these AP resources in-depth: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, the AP Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, Syllabus Development Guides, Sample Syllabi, and the AP Teacher Community.

Registration and Scholarships

Use our AP Professional Development Calendar to locate AP Summer Institutes. Search by AP subject area and location and then follow the instructions to register.

AP Summer Institute fees vary by host institution. All attendees must pay the host institution at the time of registration. The College Board offers a limited number of AP Summer Institute scholarships.

Summer Institutes for AP Capstone

Teachers of AP Capstone™ courses—AP Seminar and AP Research—are required to take part in professional development offered by select AP Summer Institutes. Learn more about AP Capstone professional development.

Host Institutions

Each AP Summer Institute is managed by staff at a host institution endorsed by the College Board to ensure quality and consistency. Learn more about what it takes to host an AP Summer Institute.

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