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20th Annual Hawaii AP® Summer Institute

July 21-25, 2014
Mid-Pacific Institute
2445 Kaala Street
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. Participants will:

  • 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; and
  • Find out more about AP vertical teaming.


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
  • AP Calculus AB (for experienced faculty)
  • AP Calculus AB (for new faculty)
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language & Culture
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP English Language and Composition (for experienced faculty)
  • AP English Language and Composition (for new faculty)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (for experienced faculty
  • AP English Literature and Composition (for new faculty)
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Japanese Language & Culture
  • AP Physics 1 & 2: Building Students’ Reasoning Skills
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

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

Special Offerings — Five Day Workshop

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. Geared toward administrators, the sessions in Day one will explore ways to provide support for AP teachers in learning how to use data to promote equitable growth. The sessions will also provide tools for assessing existing AP programs, and cover specific administrative topics, such as models for obtaining financial support, school policies, and the 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. These sessions 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.

Continuing Education Units

Three CEU credits will be available.

Register Online or Print Registration form here

Registration Fees
For All Sessions
Early Registration Fee before June 2, 2014 $800
Registration Fee on or after June 2, 2014 $850

The full-week registration fee includes:

  • Thirty 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 Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Transportation will be provided by bus from various locations in Waikiki to the Mid-Pacific Institute.

Cancellations: If you cancel up to 14 calendar days before the Institute, you will  receive a full refund. 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. We have reserved a small block of rooms at the Pacific Beach Hotel.

Pacific Beach Hotel (attendee & faculty hotel)
2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 800-367-6060,
Please mention the College Board AP Summer Institute to receive conference rate of $179, plus taxes, based on availability. Please book rooms prior to June 20th. There is also a $20 amenity fee per day fee, which includes: high speed Internet access. Also included are local, 800, and 60 minutes of long distance calls (to USA and Canada), in-room safe, use of tennis courts, golf hitting cage and putting green (equipment included), pool towels, and in-room coffee and tea.

Schedule information

Registration at Mid-Pacific Institute

Monday, July 21, 7–8 a.m.


Wednesday, July 23, 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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