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AP Summer Institute

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

27th Annual AP®  Summer Institute

Summer 2021

Instructors: Courses are led online 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. 

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

Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgment 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.

Online Learning Support: Since 2006, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies has been offering online courses designed to meet the needs of busy professionals around the world. Our experienced Online Learning support team will be providing student support services, as needed, to all AP Summer Institute participants throughout the workshop.


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Courses and registration information coming soon.

Tuition details coming soon.

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

The College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of professional development. 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 2020 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.