Full course description
Participants in the Belin-Blank Center’s Advanced Placement Teacher Training Institute (APTTI) will focus on a specific content area and learn best practices in providing advanced content to students enrolled in Advanced Placement coursework during the academic year. Any school wishing to use the AP® designation for transcripts, course listings, or other publications must complete a new College Board Audit for each AP® course. Our AP® Teacher Training Institute (APTTI) will prepare every participant to successfully complete the course audit.
Participants will learn strategies to develop an appropriate course syllabus and enrich their course content so that they can appropriately challenge high-ability learners to learn college-level content while in high school. Participants will also learn how to prepare students for the College Board Advanced Placement Exam.
Participants will participate fully in all class requirements provided by College Board Advanced Placement Consultants. Consultants engage participants in content-area coursework, as well as in discussions about both content and preparation for the end-of-year College Board Exam. Participants who receive the APTTI certificate, an endorsement from the College Board, in partnership with the Belin-Blank Center, have fulfilled course requirements.
Sequence and Plan of Study:
Tuesday 8:00 – 9:15 am Onsite Check In and Opening Session for all APTTI participants
9:30 – 9:55 am Introduction to AP Consultants and Content Areas
Introduction to participants, including years of experience with the AP Program
Options for appropriate materials for AP classes
10:00 – 5:00 pm Class: Focus on AP expectations for content, including sample Exams and lessons learned from AP Exam Readings
Exploration and discussion of possible units
Wednesday 8:00 – 12:00 Ongoing discussions and presentations about content
Exploration of options for presentations, including labs if appropriate
1:00 – 5:00 pm Thorough overview of new curriculum frameworks expected by the College Board
Exploration and discussion of new AP materials, focusing on recommended units/lessons recommended by College Board
Thursday 8:00 – 12:00 Sharing of participant best activities and lessons
Overview of grading rubrics
Small group discussions, based on AP experience
1:00 – 5:00 pm Standards for developing presentations and activities that engage AP students
Exploration of the role of technology in the AP classroom
Small group interaction with content and exam questions
Friday 8:00 – 12:00 Summary: organization of the curriculum framework
Syllabus development and discussion of the College Board AP Audit
Examples: choices of content areas
1:00 – 5:00 pm Summary and Q & A: best practices
Content examples and small group discussions
AP Exam practice
** Attention: If you wish to use this course for licensure renewal credit, make sure to always check with your school district for approval prior to registering for the course.