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The summer before their first year teaching a Pre-AP course, educators are required to take part in professional learning offered by College Board. As the Pre-AP coordinator, you’re responsible for distributing the registration codes to teachers and leaders for registration.

New Leader Professional  Learning

The summer before their first year teaching a Pre-AP course, teachers and at least one leader are required to take part in professional learning offered by College Board. There are two options to meet the professional learning requirement: the in-person Pre-AP Summer Institute and the on-demand Pre-AP Online Foundational Module Series. Both options provide continuing education units to teachers and leaders who complete the training.

Pre-AP educators completing the online modules will also have the option to join a New Teacher or Leader Virtual Cohort. These live, virtual classes provide an opportunity for teachers and leaders to plan and collaborate with Pre-AP National Faculty and peers.

Online Foundational Module Series

The Online Foundational Module Series is available, at no charge, on Pre-AP Classroom to all Pre-AP teachers and leaders.

The course-specific teacher modules can be completed in 12−20 hoursand support teachers in planning and preparing for their Pre-AP course. The leader-specific modules can be completed in 4–6 hours and support leaders in understanding the instructional design and program requirements of Pre-AP.

Pre-AP Teacher Online Foundational Module Series Outline 1.5 CEU
Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP 0.1 CEU
Module 2: Your Course Framework and Areas of Focus 0.2 CEU
Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles 0.1 CEU
Module 4: Introduction to Pre-AP Instructional Resources 0.2 CEU
Module 5: Exploring Model Lessons 0.3 CEU
Module 6: Pre-AP Assessment Opportunities 0.2 CEU
Module 7: Examining Learning Checkpoints 0.1 CEU
Module 8: Building Your Course 0.3 CEU
Pre-AP Online Foundational Leadership Workshop Outline 0.6 CEU
Leadership Opening N/A
Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP 0.1 CEU
Module 2: Pre-AP Program Requirements 0.2 CEU
Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles 0.1 CEU
Module 4: Leadership Practices 0.2 CEU

New Leader Virtual Cohorts

Pre-AP educators completing the Online Foundational Module Series will also have the option to join a New Leader Virtual Cohort. These live, virtual classes extend learning from the on-demand modules and provide an opportunity for educators to plan for their course and collaborate with Pre-AP National Faculty and peers.

Educators meet with their cohorts twice a week over the course of 2 weeks, for 90 minutes each class, and leaders meet with their cohorts once a week over the course of 2 weeks for 90 minutes each class. A variety of dates and times will be available when registration opens in spring 2021.

The table below shows a sample teacher syllabus.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP (.1 CEU)

Module 2: Your Course Framework and Areas of Focus (.2 CEU)

Virtual Class  #1
Welcome & Course Framework (.15 CEU)

Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles (.1 CEU)

Module 4: Introduction to Pre-AP Instructional Resources (.2 CEU)

Module 5: Exploring Model Lessons (.3 CEU)

Virtual Class #2
Engaging Instruction (.15 CEU)

Module 6: Pre-AP Assessment Opportunities (.2 CEU)

Module 7: Examining Learning Checkpoints (.1 CEU)

Virtual Class #3
Assessments for Learning & Purposeful Planning (.15 CEU)

Module 8: Building Your Course (.3 CEU) and planning

Module 8: Building Your Course (.3 CEU) and planning

Virtual Class #4 Building Your Course (.15 CEU)

To receive CEUs, participants must complete all classes of the cohort.

The table below shows a sample syllabus for the leader cohort.

Class #

New Leader Virtual Cohort Focus

Online Foundational Leadership Workshop Pre-Work

1

Connecting Pre-AP program design and requirements to your school goals

Leadership Opening
Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP
Module 2: Program Requirements

2

Leading your school and supporting your teachers

Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles
Module 4: Leadership Practices

Pre-AP Summer Institutes

Due to covid-19, College Board is not scheduling in-person professional learning at this time. All 2021 Pre-AP professional learning will be virtual and Pre-AP Summer Institutes will not be held in summer 2021. 

Pre-AP educators can attend an official Pre-AP Summer Institute. Pathways are available for new Pre-AP teachers as well as leaders. This four-day collaborative experience empowers participants to prepare for their Pre-AP course. Educators explore course materials, plan for their course, and develop connections within the Pre-AP Community.

Pre-AP Summer Institutes will be available in summer 2022 for new teachers of 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, Theatre, and Visual Arts)
  • Pre-AP Leadership Workshop (1-day workshop for site leaders)

Pre-AP Summer Institutes Calendar and Registration

The Pre-AP Summer Institutes calendar will be made public in spring 2022, when registration is open.

You will receive more information about registration for in-person professional learning in preparation for the 2022-23 academic year. The deadline to register for a Pre-AP Summer Institute is four weeks before the event start date. Attendance is limited to schools that have purchased Pre-AP courses from College Board.

Pre-AP Webinar Series

Teachers of English 2, Chemistry, and Geometry with Statistics are invited to attend our free Unit 3 Webinars which analyze sample student responses to the Unit 3 practice performance task. Attending this webinar will fulfill the program requirement to complete one professional learning scoring module.

Register Now

Over the summer, we hosted a series of free webinars that provide relevant strategies, share best practices, and illustrate partner programs like Quill and Wordplay, in order to support educators during the 2020-21 academic year in light of the current environment. These virtual sessions present learning opportunities for all educators, whether they are new to Pre-AP or experienced Pre-AP teachers and leaders looking to enhance their instructional approach. Webinars were hosted live by College Board staff, along with Pre-AP teachers and administrators, from mid-June through the end of September. All sessions have been recorded and posted on Pre-AP Classroom under the Professional Learning tab within each course.