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Pre-AP Foundational Learning

The summer before their first year teaching a Pre-AP course, teachers are required to take part in professional learning offered by College Board, either in-person at a Pre-AP Summer Institute, or through the on-demand Online Foundational Module Series. Pre-AP educators completing the module series will also have the option to join a Virtual Foundations Cohort, live, virtual classes that 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. These course-specific modules can be completed in 12–20 hours and support teachers in planning and preparing for their Pre-AP course.

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

How to Access the Online Foundational Modules in Pre-AP Classroom

  1. Add your Pre-AP Course in Course Audit
  2. Submit the Course Audit form for approval
  3. Log in at https://myap.collegeboard.org/login
  4. Select Go to Pre-AP Classroom for your course.
  5. Select Professional Learning located in the top navigation menu.
  6. Select the professional learning modules you’d like to complete
  7. Use the arrows to see the units and sessions within each module. Select the Play button to launch your session.
  8. Upon completing each module, a link will appear to download your certificate of Continuing Education Units

Email [email protected] for additional support or use the Help button in Pre-AP Classroom.

Virtual Foundations Cohorts

The summer before their first year teaching a Pre-AP course, 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 two weeks for 90 minutes each class. A variety of dates and times will be available when registration opens in spring 2021

Joining a Virtual Foundations Cohort will extend learning from our Online Foundational Module Series. The table below shows a sample 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.

Pre-AP Summer Institutes

New Pre-AP teachers can attend an official Pre-AP Summer Institute, a four-day collaborative experience that empowers participants 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 explore the 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 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.