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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

AP Summer Institute Courses

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP and Pre-AP professional development courses and Academies that address advanced topics in AP. The institute is administered by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and endorsed by the Southwest Region of the College Board.

Courses are led by experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated College Board-endorsed lead consultants who have a broad range of knowledge and proven ability presenting to their peers. Faculty for 2017 include AP test development committee members, AP exam readers, winners of special recognition awards from the College Board, and winners of regional and national teaching awards. 

To learn more about each course and to register, click a course link below.

You may also be interested in Academies for AP Teachers or the Middle School Institute.

Week 1: July 18-21, 2017  
   
Course Lead Consultant
AP Art History for New Teachers Douglas Darracott
AP Studio Art for New Teachers: 2D Focus Patricia Winnard
Pre-AP Middle School English for New Teachers Kristina Janeway
Pre-AP High School English for New Teachers Stephanie Woolley-Larrea
AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers Beth Priem
AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers Eva Arce
AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers* Gretchen Polnac
AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers Raquel Gonzalez
AP Spanish Literature and Culture for New Teachers Marisa Perez-Bernardo
AP Spanish Literature and Culture for Experienced Teachers Monica Friedmann
Pre-AP Middle School Math for New Teachers: Algebra I Focus                                                        Lisa LoConte-Allen
AP Calculus AB for New Teachers Cedric French
AP Calculus AB for Experienced Teachers Wanda Savage
AP Statistics for New Teachers Kay Kubena
AP Biology for New Teachers Carol Leibl
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers Barbara Watson
Pre-AP Middle School Social Studies for New Teachers Joseph Eberhard
AP Comparative Government and Politics for New Teachers Elizabeth Heckman
AP Human Geography for New Teachers Linda Hammon
AP Human Geography for New Teachers Ken Keller
AP Micro/Macroeconomics for New and Experienced Teachers Ulrich Kleinschmidt
AP U.S. History for New Teachers* John Irish
AP World History for New Teachers James Rowland
AP Music Theory for New and Experienced Teachers Terry Eder
AP Psychology for Experienced Teachers Margaret Davidson
AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers* Jill Westerlund
Week 2: July 25-28, 2017  
   
Course Lead Consultant
Pre-AP/AP Studio Art for New Teachers Jane Harlow
Pre-AP Middle School English for New Teachers Ann Jackson
Pre-AP Middle School English for Experienced Teachers Penny Crofford
Pre-AP High School English for New Teachers Pat Conquest
AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers Yvonne Kaatz
AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers Phyllis Wright
AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers* Michael Degen
Pre-AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers Angela McCollum
AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers Brian Scott
AP Spanish Language and Culture for Experienced Teachers Alma Gonzalez
AP French Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers Francine Shirvani
AP Calculus BC for New and Experienced Teachers Nancy Stephenson
AP Statistics for New Teachers Bob Smidt
AP Biology for New Teachers Richard Hillman
AP Chemistry for New Teachers Todd Abronowitz
AP Chemistry for New Teachers Stephen Prilliman
AP Environmental Science for New Teachers Elisa McCracken
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers Angela Jensvold
Pre-AP Middle School Social Studies for New Teachers Dallas Koehn
Pre-AP High School Social Studies for New Teachers: World History Focus Lori Dumerer
AP European History for New Teachers Robert Wade
AP U.S. Government and Politics for Experienced Teachers David LaShomb
AP U.S. History for New Teachers* James Sabathne
AP U.S. History for New Teachers* Jim Smith
AP Psychology for New Teachers Jill Compher
AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers* Gina McCarley
Week 3: August 1-4, 2017  
   
Course Lead Consultant
AP Studio Art for New Teachers Douglas Allen
Pre-AP High School English for New Teachers Jan Harris
Pre-AP High School English for Experienced Teachers Jerry Brown
AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers Patricia Cain
AP English Language and Composition for Experienced Teachers Kevin McDonald
AP English Literature and Composition for New Teachers* Linda Davey
AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers* Norma Wilkerson
AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers Carlos Gomez
AP Chinese Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers Dali Tan
AP German Language and Culture for New and Experienced Teachers Elizabeth Smith
Pre-AP High School Math for New Teachers: Geometry Focus Melissa Burkhead
Pre-AP High School Math for New Teachers: Pre-Calculus Focus Dickie Thomasson
AP Calculus AB for New Teachers Cedric French
AP Calculus BC for New Teachers Dixie Ross
AP Biology for New Teachers Marshall Welch
AP Chemistry for Experienced Teachers Kristen Jones
AP Environmental Science for Experienced Teachers Amy Fassler
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers Julie Hood
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based for New Teachers Marc Reif
AP Physics C: Mechanics for New Teachers Jeff Funkhouser
AP Macroeconomics for New Teachers Julie Meek
AP Macroeconomics for Experienced Teachers Nora Seager
Pre-AP High School Social Studies for New Teachers: World Geography Focus Susan Hollier
AP U.S. Government and Politics for New Teachers Ulrich Kleinschmidt
AP U.S. History for New Teachers* Matt Cone
AP World History for New Teachers James Sabathne
AP Computer Science A for New Teachers Kyle Gillette

*AP Mentoring Bundle

Courses marked with an asterisks above are eligible for the AP Mentor Bundle. Rice University and the College Board are offering AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature, and AP U.S. History teachers the opportunity to attend an AP Summer Institute and receive AP Mentoring throughout the school year.
 
AP Mentoring is an online teacher-to-teacher support program that connects AP teachers who want to enhance their teaching skills with expert AP teachers who have significant instructional experience and deep content knowledge. Groups of up to four mentees meet with mentors via video chat each month during the school year. For more information about AP Mentoring, visit http://www.collegeboard.org/apmentoring.
 
Teachers register once for both programs and pay a discounted price; both programs would normally cost $1,444 per teacher, but through this bundling offer, teachers pay $1,195 (through July 3) or $1,245 (after July 3). 

The combined support of an APSI and AP Mentoring offers teachers a more comprehensive professional development option. They receive an immersion in their subject through the APSI and then continuous support during the school year through AP Mentoring, reinforcing what they learned over the summer.