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AP® Summer Institutes for Teachers will provide you with the content and resources you need to lead a successful AP® course at your school. These intensive workshops will familiarize you with subject-specific AP® standards, course content and teaching methods, and will help you identify the skills and knowledge the exam will assess, so you can better prepare your students.

Snapshot

Format: Classroom

Hours: 30 hours / 3 CEUs

Where: UGA & Athens Academy

When: Summer 2016

Cost: $725 - $775

Registration is now open

You will have the chance to develop or tweak your syllabi and lesson plans, and learn new strategies for teaching students at beginning and intermediate levels. This is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and information with your peers, and to become a member of an engaged and diverse learning community.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to each participant who meets the completion requirements, and all workshops are approved for 3.0 CEUs which will be reflected on participant transcripts. Workshops are appropriate for both new and experienced teachers.

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Registration is now open. Click the link next to the week you are registering for to go to the registration system. If unable to register online, you can use a paper registration form.

Week 1: Sunday, June 19 – Thursday, June 23, 2016
Week 2: Sunday, June 26 – Thursday, June 30, 2016
Week 3: Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 14, 2016

Week 1: Sunday, June 19 – Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Register Now

Check in for Week 1 will take place on Sunday evening from 4-6pm. Classes will begin promptly at 8:00am on Monday morning and end at 5:00pm on Thursday. There will be an additional late check-in for commuters on Monday morning at 7:00am.

Location for Week 1:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
See map: Google Maps

Hotel Costs for Week 1:
A special block of hotel rooms is being held at the Georgia Center for APSI Week 1 attendees until the deadlines listed below. Prices range from $99-$129 per night, depending on room type. You will be given the opportunity to book a room when you register. If you book a hotel room over the phone, be sure to mention you are attending the Advanced Placement Summer Institute to make sure you receive the discounted price. Rooms will be held until 5pm on May 26th.

 


 

Week 2: Sunday, June 26 – Thursday, June 30, 2016 – Register Now

Check in for Week 2 will only be on Monday morning between 7:00am and 8:00am. Classes will begin promptly at 8:00am on Monday morning and ending at 5:00pm on Thursday.

Location for Week 2:
Athens Academy
1281 Spartan Lane, Athens, GA 30606
See map: Google Maps

Hotel Costs for Week 2:
A special block of hotel rooms is being held at the Springhill Suites for APSI Week 2 attendees until the deadlines listed below. The hotel is just minutes away from Athens Academy. Rooms are available for $109 per night (plus taxes and fees). If you book a hotel room over the phone, be sure to mention you are attending the Advanced Placement Summer Institute to make sure you receive the discounted price. There are limited rooms available in the hotel block for Week 2, so book your room as soon as possible. Rooms will be held until 5pm on Sunday, June 5th.

To make your reservation, call the Springhill Suites at (706) 353-8484 or book online: click “special rate” then in group box use room codes: aptapta (two queen beds) or aptaptb (one king bed). Breakfast, parking and wi-fi included for all guests.

 


 

Week 3: Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Register Now

Check in for Week 3 will take place on Sunday evening from 4-6pm. Classes will begin promptly at 8:00am on Monday morning and end at 5:00pm on Thursday. There will be an additional late check-in for commuters on Monday morning at 7:00am.

Location for Week 3:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
See map: Google Maps

Hotel Costs for Week 3:
A special block of hotel rooms is being held at the Georgia Center for APSI Week 3 attendees until the deadlines listed below. Prices range from $99-$129 per night, depending on room type. You will be given the opportunity to book a room when you register. If you book a hotel room over the phone, be sure to mention you are attending the Advanced Placement Summer Institute to make sure you receive the discounted price. Rooms will be held until 5pm on June 17th.

 


 

* AP® Calculus and AP® World History have been redesigned and new exams will be administered in May 2017. Instructors are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to prepare for the changes and receive new materials.

 

 

Course Format: 
Classroom
Course Fee(s): 
  • $725 per workshop
  • $50 science lab fee (for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics only)
  • $55 late registration fee (less than three weeks before course start date)

The fees listed here include instruction by a College Board endorsed consultant, all course materials, breakfast & lunch (M-Th), and on-campus parking. If you plan to stay overnight at the hotel, additional fees will apply.

Scholarships/Funding Support:
The College Board offers qualifying teachers the opportunity to attend an APSI for free in the form of scholarships and/or fellowships. Applications are available from the College Board website, and the deadline for applications is February 1, 2016. For more information about scholarships, see our scholarship information sheet.

Support may be available for teachers who:

  • are teaching a recently redesigned course (Calculus AB, Calculus BC, World History) who have no other source of funding to attend an APSI
  • work in schools that serve minority, low-income or rural students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses.

Please note that requesting a scholarship from the College Board is not the same thing as registering for an APSI workshop. If you have submitted a scholarship request to the College Board, we strongly encourage you to register for your chosen APSI workshop online as soon as possible, as they often fill up fast. To hold a spot in a course after you have submitted a scholarship, click on the “register now” button and follow the directions in the online registration form. We will guide you through the process of indicating your scholarship request when you register, and you will not have to make a payment up front.

School Purchase Orders (POs):
You can register online and request we invoice your school until three weeks before your session begins. After that time, registrations will not be accepted without full payment or an approved Purchase Order from your school or organization. For more information about school purchase orders, see our purchase order information sheet.

Registration Deadlines:
To allow us time to order your College Board materials, please register no less than three weeks before your session begins. After that time, we will accept new participants only if there is space in the class and full payment is received at the time of registration. Participants registering with less than three weeks’ notice should not expect all of their materials to be present upon arrival.

Cancellation and Refund Policies:
1.   You may receive a refund of any monies paid, minus a $100 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation notice in writing or by phone before the deadlines listed below.

  • Week 1 (June 19-23): cancel on or before Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5pm ET
  • Week 2 (June 26-30): cancel on or before Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5pm ET
  • Week 3 (July 10-14): cancel on or before Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5pm ET

2.   Cancellations after the deadlines listed above will not be refunded, though school systems may substitute another teacher for a paid participant in the same course.
3.   To change or cancel your registration, email apsi@georgiacenter.uga.edu or call (706) 542-3537, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm ET.
4.   Most courses require a minimum enrollment of 10 participants. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled on or before June 1, 2016. Participants will be notified by email if a course is cancelled, and refunds will be processed and submitted to the individual or school who paid the registration fee. The Georgia Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel or other personal expenses.

Special Needs:
If you require special services or have dietary restrictions, please contact the Program Coordinator at apsi@georgiacenter.uga.edu no less than two weeks before your workshop begins.

Continuing Education Information: 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion and 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are recorded on your transcript; to request a copy, email us at transcripts@georgiacenter.uga.edu.

The Georgia Department of Education is no longer approving programs for Professional Learning Units (PLUs). The PLU system is currently under review, and a bill is progressing through the state legislature that will extend the current suspension of PLU requirements for recertification until June 30, 2017. A new system to track professional development hours should be in place by July 1, 2017. Until that time, please speak to your school or district about accepting CEUs (see above) for professional development. Visit the University of Georgia CEU policy page for more details.

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