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19th Annual Hawaii AP Summer Institute

July 15–19, 2013
McKinley High School
Honolulu, HI

This five-day professional development event brings together colleagues from all over the world to discuss course-specific content, instructional strategies, course organization and methods for increasing student participation in AP. Sessions led by College Board-endorsed subject experts equip new and experienced AP educators with effective resources and best practices to bring back to their schools.

  • Attend sessions that serve as a forum for discussing important topics, including strategies for teaching students at beginning or intermediate levels
  • Receive syllabi, lesson plans, course resources and assignments
  • Review previous AP Exams and sample student responses
  • Learn how to refresh and improve existing AP courses
  • Find out more about AP vertical teaming

Faculty and Sessions

This year's institute will feature highly qualified College Board-endorsed consultants who will provide resources and share teaching strategies that have contributed to the success of their students:

  • AP Biology: Carol Leibl, National Math & Science Initiative, Dallas, TX
  • AP Calculus AB (for experienced faculty): Howard Alcosser, Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, CA
  • AP Calculus AB (for new faculty): Raymond Guzman, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
  • AP Calculus BC: Jon Kawamura, West Salem High School, Salem, OR
  • AP Chemistry: Dale Jensen, North Medford High School, Medford, OR
  • AP Economics: Steven Reff, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • AP English Language and Composition (for experienced faculty): Akua Duku Anokye, Arizona State University-West, Glendale, AZ
  • AP English Language and Composition (for new faculty): Carol Elsen, Valley Christian High School, Missoula, MT
  • AP English Literature and Composition (for experienced faculty): Kristin Tully, University High School, Tucson, AZ
  • AP English Literature and Composition (for new faculty): Barbara Swovelin, Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, CA
  • AP Environmental Science: David Hong, Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, CA
  • AP European History: Gerald Hurd, Olympic High School, Bremerton, WA
  • AP Physics B: Martin Kirby, William S. Hart High School, Newhall, CA
  • AP Psychology: Martin Anderson, retired, San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel, CA
  • AP Spanish Language: Martha Escobedo, Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose, CA
  • AP Statistics: Wesley White, El Rancho High School, Pico Rivera, CA
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics: Daniel Devitt, Menlo School, Atherton, CA
  • AP U.S. History: Matt Tassinari, Palmdale High School, Palmdale, CA
  • AP World History: James Aiken, Boulder High School, Boulder, CO

Note: Sessions for new faculty are intended for teachers with 1 to 5 years' AP teaching experience.

Special Offering — Four Days: July 15-18, 2013:

For AP Coordinators, School Counselors and Administrators:

Building an AP Program

This workshop will provide an in-depth survey of ways to start and support an AP program. Day one is geared toward administrators and exploring ways to provide support for AP teachers in learning how to use data to promote equitable growth. It will also provide tools for assessing existing AP programs, and cover specific administrative topics, such as models for obtaining financial support, school policies, and use of block schedules.

The remaining three days are designed to assist counselors and school administrators in increasing student preparation for and achievement in AP courses and in directing academic and counseling programs in both middle school and high school. This session will also provide training for new and experienced AP Coordinators. A special one-day rate is available for administrators who wish to attend the first day only.

Register for Building an AP Program here

Continuing Education Units

Three CEU credits will be available. Two units of graduate credit will also be available from San Diego State University. Register for SDSU credits on-site.

Download the brochure with our registration form


Register Online or Print Registration Form here

Registration Fees
For Subject Sessions
Early Registration Fee before June 1, 2013 $800
Registration Fee on or after June 1, 2013 $850
For Coordinator/Counselor/Administrator Session
Early Registration Fee before June 1, 2013 $700
Registration Fee on or after June 1, 2013 $750
Special One-Day Fee (for first day of Coordinator/Counselor/Administrator Session ONLY): $175

The full-week registration fee includes:

  • 30 hours of instruction
  • Official College Board AP packets and instructional materials
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and the welcome reception
  • Binder and publishers' display of AP texts

All subject training sessions will be held on the McKinley High School campus in Honolulu. Transportation will be provided by bus from various locations in Waikiki to McKinley High School.

Cancellations: If you must cancel, you'll receive a full refund up to 14 calendar days before the Institute. A participant who has registered and cancels less than 14 calendar days prior to the event receives a refund less $100. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after the event.

The College Board reserves the right to cancel sessions with few registrants or substitute session topics and presenters without notice. In the event a session must be canceled, we will notify you by e-mail or phone. In the event of cancellation, the College Board is not responsible for refunds of travel arrangements.


Please make your reservations directly with the hotel of your choice.

Pacific Beach Hotel (faculty hotel)
Phone: 800-367-6060
Please mention the College Board AP Summer Institute to receive conference rate of $170, based on availability.

Ohana Hotels

Schedule information

Registration at McKinley High School

Monday, July 15, 7–8 a.m.


Wednesday, July 17, 4:15–5:30 p.m.


Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–noon

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided Monday through Thursday. Breakfast and refreshments are provided on Friday.

IACET Authorized Provider

IACET LogoThe College Board has been approved as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102, and may offer CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards, internationally recognized as good standards of practice. One (1) CEU is defined as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. (

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