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During AP workshops, you will explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP classroom resources that will help you plan and focus instruction – and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP exams by the new fall deadlines.

Learning Goals

By attending this workshop, you will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others:

  • Understand the Course. AP courses focus on building conceptual understandings and developing transferrable skills. 
  • Plan the Course. Helping students develop mastery of the course skills requires careful planning to sequence skills in a developmentally appropriate way so that students master prerequisite skills before being asked to complete more complex tasks.
  • Teach the Course. Students need multiple opportunities to practice skills in order to develop mastery over time. Specific strategies can help students explicitly practice those skills.
  • Assess Student Progress. Assessments, instruction, and resources should be aligned to learning goals and matched to performance standards and/or expectations.  Students should be progressively challenged, just beyond where they are, to apply their knowledge and skills in different contexts to deepen their understanding.
  • Engage as a Member of the AP Community.

Specific attention will be paid to the following AP resources: Unit Guides, Personal Progress Checks, AP Teacher Community, and the AP Question Bank.

One-day workshops are available in the following AP subject areas:

  • Art and Design*
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles*
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Statistics
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History:  Modern

Art and Design

This workshop will provide you with some of the best tools and techniques for helping students acquire the skills needed to excel in AP Art and Design. You will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom.  You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will help ensure that your students can register for AP portfolio submission by the new fall deadlines.

Learning Goals

After attending this workshop and working through the workshop handbook, you will be able to:

  • Align your instruction with the goals of the AP Art and Design course(s).
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the portfolio will assess, and identify the tasks and materials with which students might need more preparation.
  • Design a course that meets the curricular requirements.
  • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.

Computer Science Principles 

During this training you will explore the course Computational Thinking Practices and the components of the curriculum framework, including: the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge statements.  You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will help ensure that your students can register for AP exams by the new fall deadlines.

Learning Goals 

After attending this workshop and working through the workshop handbook, you will be able to:

  • Understand the skills students will need to demonstrate to be successful in the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam.
  • Incorporate the components of the curriculum framework, including the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge, when building your curriculum.
  • Use activities that organize the course content to develop students’ proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework.