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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.

Pre-AP Foundational 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 who complete the training.

Pre-AP educators completing the online modules will also have the option to join a Virtual Foundations Cohorts. 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.

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 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

Virtual Foundations Cohorts

Pre-AP educators completing the Online Foundational Module Series will also have the option to join a Virtual Foundations 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 Virtual Foundations Cohort.

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

Class #

Virtual Leadership Cohort Focus

Online 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

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 2021 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 2021, when registration is open.

You will receive more information about registration for in-person professional learning once your order is complete. 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

We’ve completed our 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.