AP Summer Institute

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses that address advanced topics in AP.

THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 14-17, July 21-24, or July 28-31, 2020

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses. The Institute has grown to become one of the largest in the country and attracts teachers from across Texas, the United States and other countries.

Courses are led by experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated College Board-endorsed lead consultants who have a broad range of knowledge and proven ability presenting to their peers. Instructors include AP test development committee members, AP exam readers, winners of special recognition awards from the College Board, and winners of regional and national teaching awards.

Courses will be Tuesday-Friday each of the three weeks, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the Rice University campus. Only enrolled adults are allowed to participate in the Institute. The Institute cannot accommodate supervised or unsupervised children.

Registration: Coming soon!

IMPORTANT: Please do not book travel or lodging until enrollment is confirmed.

Rice University requests all participants purchase flight insurance for financial protection in the event of an unexpected emergency or course cancellation.

Professional Development Credits: Participants will receive up to 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571

Note: The Rice University AP Summer Institute is not approved by TAGT for GT hours, but some districts will allow a limited number of hours to be applied for update hours. Please contact your district for specifics.

Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgement will immediately be sent to the email address on your account showing payment confirmation or including instructions for submitting payment via check. In some cases, a course may be full, and you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. A waiting list is automatically created for a course once it has filled to capacity. If a spot should become available in that filled course, and you are next on the waiting list, you will receive an email to the email address on file with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. Please contact our office, (713) 348-6031, if you have any questions.

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Courses coming soon.

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Please refer to our Frequently Ask Questions page for information regarding cancellations, changes, substitutions, wait lists, etc.

While professional development is not required to prepare for 2019-20 AP course updates and new classroom resources, the College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of the professional development offered by the AP. Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable. Teachers who do attend an AP Summer Institute in 2019 should be able to: 

  • Understand the Course
  • The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam.
  • Plan the Course
  • Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
  • Teach the Course
  • Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time.
  • Assess Student Progress and Understanding
  • Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback.