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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers, including the only Advanced Placement Summer Institutes in a national park. Three separate weeks of courses are offered in AP chemistry, art & design, calculus, world history, English language & composition, and English literature.

AP Summer Institutes offer the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen the delivery of AP courses. Attendees gain 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 weakness 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
Schoodic Institute invites advanced placement teachers to scenic and serene Schoodic Point on the rocky coast of Maine for instruction and certification this summer. Learn more about AP offerings at Schoodic Institute and register here.