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Development for Pre-AP Teachers

The summer before their first year teaching a Pre-AP course, teachers are required to take part in training offered by the College Board. There are two options to meet this requirement: the Pre-AP Summer Institute (Pre-APSI) and the Online Foundational Module Series. Both options provide continuing education units to educators who complete the training.

Pre-AP Professional Learning Options (meets requirements)

Option Pre-AP Summer Institute Pre-AP Online Foundational Module Series
Location

Regional

Online

Instructional delivery

In person

Online

Key Dates

January 20, 2020: Registration instructions will be sent to Pre-AP coordinators. Pre-AP Summer Institute master calendar released.

 

February 3, 2020: Registration opens.

Available July 2020

Duration

4 consecutive days. Pre-AP Summer Institutes run from mid-June to early August.

12–20 hours of on-demand instruction and assessment

Fee

To support the professional development requirement, the College Board will offer in-kind registration seats for teachers to a Pre-AP Summer Institute of their choice.*

 

If available, additional seats can be purchased for $495/attendee.

No charge

*Terms and Conditions: One in-kind registration seat for a Pre-APSI will be distributed for every 120 students per course. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. In-person registration must be completed no later than May 15, 2020. In-kind seats must be used at a Pre-AP Summer Institute in the summer of 2020 and may not be applied to future workshops. Fees for late registration, registration cancellation, and no-shows will apply for both in-kind and purchased seats. In-kind and purchased seats include workshop materials that are distributed at the institutes. Travel, lodging, meal expenses, parking, and incidental costs aren’t included in the registration. The registration fee is subject to change annually. In-kind seats will only be provided for the 2020-21 school year.

Pre-AP Summer Institute

New Pre-AP teachers can attend an official Pre-AP Summer Institute, a four-day collaborative experience that empowers participants to begin to prepare and plan for their Pre-AP course. Teachers explore course materials and experience model lessons from the student’s point of view. They also work with peers to begin to plan and build their own course materials, so they’re ready on day one of instruction.

Pre-AP Summer Institute Objectives

  • Examine the course framework, assessments, teacher materials, and student learning supports
  • Analyze how Pre-AP instructional design supports all students in achieving success toward the SAT, AP, and college and career readiness
  • Apply the course areas of focus and Pre-AP shared principles to yearlong plan and classroom instruction

Pre-AP Summer Institutes will be available in summer 2020 for the following courses:

  • Pre-AP English 1
  • Pre-AP English 2
  • Pre-AP Algebra 1
  • Pre-AP Geometry
  • Pre-AP Biology
  • Pre-AP Chemistry
  • Pre-AP World History and Geography
  • Pre-AP Visual and Performing Arts (includes Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts)

Pre-AP Summer Institutes Calendar

The Pre-AP Summer Institutes calendar is listed below. Registration opens on February 3, 2020. At that time, schools participating in the Pre-AP Program will be able to search for and register teachers for summer 2020 institutes.

Dates Institute Location City and State
June 16—19, 2020 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 16—19, 2020 University of Central Florida Orlando Orlando, FL
June 16—19, 2020 University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
June 23—26, 2020 University of Texas Austin Austin, TX
June 23—26, 2020 Houston Houston, TX
June 23—26, 2020 Sacramento Sacramento, CA
June 23—26, 2020 University of South Florida Tampa Tampa, FL
June 29—July 2, 2020 University of South Florida Tampa Tampa, FL
June 29—July 2, 2020 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
June 29—July 2, 2020 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
June 29—July 2, 2020 University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
July 7—10, 2020 Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
July 7—10, 2020 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
July 7—10, 2020 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX
July 7—10, 2020 Silver State - Clark County School District Las Vegas, NV
July 7—10, 2020 Chicago Chicago, IL
July 14—17, 2020 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
July 14—17, 2020 St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury, VT
July 14—17, 2020 University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX
July 14—17, 2020 Emerson Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
July 20—23, 2020 Emerson Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
July 21—24, 2020 East Institutes Grand Blanc Grand Blanc, MI
July 21—24, 2020 University of Arkansas Little Rock Little Rock, AR
July 21—24, 2020 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
July 28—31, 2020 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
July 28—31, 2020 Goucher College Baltimore, MD
July 28—31, 2020 University of North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte, NC
July 28—31, 2020 Colorado Education Initiative Denver, CO
August 4—7, 2020 Chicago Chicago, IL
August 4—7, 2020 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA

Pre-AP Summer Institutes are only available to teachers whose schools have purchased Pre-AP Courses.

Online Foundational Module Series

The Online Foundational Module Series will be available beginning July 2020. It will be available to all teachers of Pre-AP courses at no charge. These 12–20 hour courses will support teachers in preparing and planning for their Pre-AP course. Teachers will explore course materials and experience model lessons from the student’s point of view. They also begin to plan and build their own course materials, so they are ready on day one of instruction.