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