One school leader from each site must complete the Online Leadership Workshop the summer before their first year offering Pre-AP Courses.
Pre-AP Foundational Learning
The summer before their first year implementing a Pre-AP course, at least one leader from each school site is required to participate in professional learning offered by the College Board. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Pre-AP Summer Institutes and Leadership Workshops have been canceled for the summer of 2020. Any school purchasing Pre-AP for the 2020-21 academic year will receive their in-kind seats for in-person Pre-AP Summer Institutes to use in the summer of 2021, in preparation for the 2021-22 academic year.
Online Leadership Workshop
The Online Leadership Workshop will be available beginning July 2020 on Pre-AP Classroom and will be available to all leaders of Pre-AP schools at no charge. These leader-specific modules can be completed in 4-6 hours, and support leaders in understanding the instructional design and program requirements of Pre-AP.
Online Leadership Workshop Outline (.6 CEU):
Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP (.1 CEU)
Module 2: Pre-AP Program Requirements (.2 CEU)
Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles (.1 CEU)
Module 4: Leadership Practices (.2 CEU)
Virtual Leadership Cohorts
We’re offering educators a new professional learning opportunity called Virtual Leadership Cohorts. This online experience replaces the Pre-AP Summer Institutes, canceled this year due to the covid-19 crisis. These optional, virtual classes are led by our expert Implementation Directors and National Faculty and have a maximum of 20 participants per cohort. Leaders meet with their cohorts once a week over the course of two weeks, for 90 minutes each session. Cohorts will run every two weeks from June 29 through August 7, 2020. A variety of dates and times will be available when registration begins on May 18, 2020.
The Virtual Leadership Cohorts extend learning from our Online Leadership Workshop. The table below shows a sample syllabus for the leader cohort.
Virtual Leadership Cohort Focus
Online Leadership Workshop Pre-Work
Connecting Pre-AP program design and requirements to your school goals
Leading your school and supporting your teachers
Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles
Pre-AP Summer Institute
Due to covid-19, our Pre-AP Summer Institutes for 2020 have been canceled. The information provided below is applicable to Summer 2021. Pre-AP educators can attend an official Pre-AP Summer Institute. Pathways are available for new and experienced 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 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 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 early 2021, when registration is opened. Schools purchasing Pre-AP for use in the 2020-21 academic year will receive in-kind seats that can be used for the s ummer 2021 Pre-AP Summer Institutes.
You will receive your registration and discount codes 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 who have purchased Pre-AP courses from College Board.
Summer Learning Webinar Series
We are offering a series of free webinars to provide relevant strategies; share best practices; learn how to integrate partner programs like Quill, Vocabulary.com, and Wordplay; and prepare for 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 will be hosted live by College Board staff, along with Pre-AP teachers and administrators, from mid-June through mid-August. All sessions will be recorded and posted.
Registration begins June 1, 2020. Check back often, as new sessions will be added based on your feedback!