AP and Pre-AP Summer Institutes
What is a College Board–endorsed AP or Pre-AP Summer Institute?
The AP and Pre-AP Summer Institutes are subject-specific professional development opportunities. They provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize Pre-AP teaching strategies. Teachers from around the world come together at these institutes to exchange ideas and information about AP courses and exams.
What can I expect at a College Board–endorsed summer institute?
Each institute is managed individually by staff at the sponsoring institution. The endorsed institutes found on our Institutes & Workshops search page on AP Central have signed an endorsement agreement with the College Board to ensure quality and consistency among the locations, which includes the use of College Board-endorsed consultants and College Board materials. Please contact the individual locations for detailed information about their course offerings.
Topics that are often covered in summer institute sessions include:
- AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
- The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
- Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
- How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
- Recent changes in AP Course Descriptions
- Strategies for teaching students at beginning or intermediate levels
- Vertical teaming
How do I register for a College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institute?
Please contact the individual institutes for cost and registration information. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses are included in your search results. Visit our Institutes & Workshops search page on AP Central to search the most up-to-date AP Summer Institute schedule and view registration information.