Welcome to AP Academy 2023
ASD is currently working with College Board to hold 4-day course trainings for the list of classes below. Teachers who participate will have the option of taking the course for two credits or participating in the AP training and only receiving CEUs from College Board.
The AP Academy will offer the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP courses.
You’ll leave your AP Academy experience with ready-to-use strategies and pedagogical tools shared by an experienced educator within the AP community.
- Explore each section of the course and exam description, including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements
- Begin to develop a course plan by unit and topic that incorporates the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar
- Examine formative and summative assessment items to identify content and skill pairings that are the targets of these assessments and create lesson plans to reinforce content and skill connections
- Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP Exam to samples of student work
- Identify student strengths and weaknesses using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports
- Explore ready-to-use strategies, instructional materials, and pedagogical tools pertinent to the content and skills required for success in your AP course
- Develop meaningful connections within the AP community
You’ll explore these AP resources in-depth: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Progress Checks, Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, Syllabus Development Guides, Sample Syllabi, and the AP Community.
It is HIGHLY encouraged for teachers who currently teach these courses, or who plan to, to attend this high-quality training. These courses are also all available and encouraged for content area teachers in 6th-8th grade and high school. Teachers of classes that come before the AP class (ie. all English I & English II teachers -> AP Language and Composition) will receive valuable professional learning that will support their instruction and their students.
AP World History
AP US Government
AP Calculus AB/BC
AP Language and Composition
AP Spanish Language
AP Art Studio
AP Music Theory
The dates are May 30 - June 2, right after Memorial Day weekend and all of the classes will be face-to-face, taught by a College Board instructor, and graded through UAA by the content coordinator for that content area.