2021 Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)

The AP® Summer Institute (APSI) Workshop is endorsed by College Board and designed to aid the professional development of teachers, counselors, and administrators who are involved with Advanced Placement (AP®) courses. Workshops are designed for teachers who are teaching an Advanced Placement course for the first time and for experienced teachers desiring refresher training. Topics include subject matter content, test construction, pupil and teacher selection, College Board policies and procedures, and preparation and grading of AP tests.

All workshop instructors will be College Board Endorsed Consultants who have current information regarding AP® policies, including updates on any exam changes that may be occurring.

APSI is a collaborative effort between:

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Contact Us

To learn more about Auburn University's AP® Summer Institute, contact Claire Twardy at (334) 844-5100 or by email at apsi@auburn.edu

*College Board, AP, Advanced Placement Program, AP Vertical Teams, Pre-AP and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

2021 Auburn University AP Summer Institute will offer AP teacher virtual and in-person workshops:
Week 1: June 21-25, 2021 – VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS – CLOSED
  • English Language and Composition/ New AP teachers – Timm Freitas, instructor
  • English Language and Composition/ Experienced AP teachers – Kevin McDonald, instructor
  • English Literature and Composition/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Becky McFarlan, instructor
  • Computer Science Principles/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Carol Yarbrough, instructor
  • Computer Science A/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Kimberly Hermans, instructor
Week 2: July 12-15, 2021 – IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS – CLOSED
  • Biology/ New AP teachers – Mark Little, instructor
  • Biology/ Experienced AP teachers – Tom Willis, instructor
  • Chemistry/ New & Experienced AP teachers – Mark Langella, instructor
  • Environmental Science/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Brian Cole, instructor
  • Physics 1/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Rebecca Howell, instructor
Week 3: July 12-16, 2021 – VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS – CLOSED
  • World History/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Amie Laporte-Lewis, instructor
  • US History/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Bill Polasky, instructor

Enrollment in each workshop is limited and these offerings are contingent upon sufficient demand. If you wish to attend, register early to ensure that your subject area will be offered and that you will have a seat in the class. Enrollment is not complete until Purchase Order, payment by check, or scholarship information is provided.


APSI Scholarships offered by the College Board for AP teachers:
  1. AP Fellows: For teachers at schools with a majority underrepresented minority and/or low-income student population
    1. Scholarship amount: $1,000 max.
    2. Eligible AP subjects: All AP subjects EXCEPT AP Capstone (Seminar and Research)

  2. AP Rural Fellows: For teachers at rural schools
    1. Scholarship amount: $1,500 max.
    2. Eligible AP subjects: All AP subjects EXCEPT AP Capstone (Seminar and Research)

  3. AP Capstone: For teachers who are planning to attend the AP Capstone summer professional development event.
    1. Scholarship amount: cost of tuition only
    2. Eligible AP subjects: ONLY AP Capstone (Seminar and Research)

Learn more about the College Board scholarships and access application links at the APSI Scholarship website.

Agenda for 2021 APSI | July 12-15, 2021

  • Campus location: Science Center Auditorium | Roosevelt Concourse | Auburn, Alabama
  • Parking: The Auburn University Parking Permit will be emailed to you prior to the check-in date for your session. For special parking accommodtions email apsi@auburn.edu.

*Click on the date to expand each panel to see the full agenda for that day.

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Check-in at the Science Center Auditorium

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Classroom Instruction begins

9:30 - 9:40 AM BREAK
9:40 AM - Noon

Classroom Instruction

Noon - 1:00 PM

LUNCH (Box lunch provided on site)

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Classroom Instruction

2:30 - 2:40 PM

BREAK

2:40 - 4:00 PM

Classroom Instruction

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Classroom Instruction

9:30 - 9:40 AM BREAK
9:40 AM - Noon

Classroom Instruction

Noon - 1:00 PM

LUNCH (Box lunch provided on site)

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Classroom Instruction

2:30 - 2:40 PM

BREAK

2:40 - 4:00 PM

Classroom Instruction

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®College Board, AP, Advanced Placement Program, AP Vertical Teams, Pre-AP and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

Thank you for your interest in APSI. Registration is closed for the 2021 sessions.


NOTE: Registration will be through the College Board CVENT system. All AP teachers and Coordinators will register through this system using their EPL login for College Board. If you do not have an account with College Board, then you may create an account when entering the system. All purchase orders and payments go to Auburn University.

Auburn University APSI will accept Purchase Orders or payment by check only. No online credit card payments through the CVENT system. You may call the Auburn APSI office at 334-844-5100 to pay by credit card.

Enrollment in each workshop is limited and these offerings are contingent upon sufficient demand. If you wish to attend, register early to ensure that your subject area will be offered and that you will have a seat in the class. Enrollment is not complete until Purchase Order, payment by check, or scholarship information is provided.

Contact Us

To learn more about Auburn University's AP® Summer Institute, contact Claire Twardy at (334) 844-5100 or by email at apsi@auburn.edu

*College Board, AP, Advanced Placement Program, AP Vertical Teams, Pre-AP and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

Continuing Education Credit

Power School PD System - For your Power School accreditation for Alabama teachers, please enroll for your designated AP workshop, prior to the start of the APSI at Auburn, by using the code 249292 then search from the list of AP topic workshops. All participants who complete 30 hours of instruction will also receive a certificate via email.

Getting Started

If you're new to using Zoom, we have a quick start guide here: https://aub.ie/zoomquickstart

Tips and Etiquette

Internet Connection:
  • If possible, plug directly into router at home for an ethernet connection.
  • If using WiFi (majority of users), limit the number of connected devices to WiFi during the Zoom meeting time.
Prep for the Meeting:
  • Plan for a quiet space.
  • Use a headset, if you have one, to provide improved audio quality.
  • Have your computer ready and close all unnecessary applications on device.
  • When using a computer, silence mobile devices to prevent interruption.
Joining the Meeting
  • Access ZOOM meeting by clicking on link provided in email invitation.
  • In popup window, click “Join with computer audio” button.
  • Once entering the meeting, you will need to manage your audio and video.
Managing Audio
  • If not using headset, make sure you are in a quiet location.
  • Computers have multiple audio devices. To select the correct microphone or speaker, click the up arrow next to the microphone icon. If in doubt, choose “Same as System”.
  • If you are using an iOS or Android device, you may need to tap on the screen for the controls to appear at the bottom.
Managing Video
  • Turn ON your video, unless your appearance or background is very.
  • Video is crucial in building trust and engagement in virtual communications.
  • Uncover your camera privacy screen (if you have one).
Using Chat
  • Use chat to communicate with the facilitator/moderator of the meeting and/or other participants.
  • Messages sent to default go to “everyone”. To send a private chat, you must select the name of the recipient.
  • If you want to speak, but not interrupt the current speaker, click “Raise Hand” to signal to the facilitator/moderator that you have a comment.
Etiquette
  • Keep microphone muted when you are not speaking.
  • Become familiar with muting and unmuting your mic.
  • Keep background noises to a minimum, such as typing, shuffling papers, turning pages, pets, and side conversations. Background noises will be picked up and amplified by Zoom as well as cut off the presenter.
Troubleshooting
  • They can’t hear me – You could be muted or could be having issues with the meeting.
  • I can’t hear anyone – Your computer system volume can be low or muted.
  • I can’t see myself on video in the meeting – Make sure your video camera isn’t covered. Check the video icon at the bottom of ZOOM meeting window. If it is off, it will read ‘Start Video’ with a red slash through it. Click the icon to start your video feed. Make sure to select “show thumbnail video” in the ZOOM meeting window.
  • I can’t see the shared screen presentation – The meeting host might not have a presentation to share yet. If you are concerned you are not seeing shared content, then check in verbally with your facilitator/moderator.
  • I don’t see anyone in the meeting. Am I in the right meeting? – Check to make sure you are using the correct Zoom meeting link. Check ‘participants’ icon to see if other participants have joined. You may just be early.

*Disclosure: Adapted from the Auburn University Human Resources handout, Zoom Etiquette for HRD Online Classes

Last Updated: July 14, 2021