Texas A&M AP Summer Institutes

The College of Science at Texas A&M University offers Advanced Placement® (AP) science and math teachers several one-week Institutes led by experienced AP consultants and Texas A&M faculty. These Institutes in biology, chemistry, calculus, computer science, physics and statistics bring teachers up to date in their subjects and introduce them to new ways to present the material in the classroom.

Our training gives attending teachers an opportunity to share experiences with colleagues who come from classrooms all over Texas.

The sessions have earned enthusiastic reviews. Teachers say they return to their schools motivated and prepared to challenge their students in new ways.

See what Texas A&M has to offer for your 2021 summer educational experience below!

2021 Summer Institutes

Two teachers solving a problem at an AP Summer Institute

This four-day workshop allows teachers to become familiar with the AP Biology Curriculum Framework. Participants will gain firsthand experience in the set up and delivery of many of the recommended labs that support the revised curriculum. Scheduling, pacing, presenting and assessing the curriculum will also be addressed. Participants will become familiar with the attributes of the redesigned AP Biology Exam and the exam grading process. This Institute is especially suitable for beginning or less-experienced AP Biology teachers.

Teachers solving problems at an AP Summer Institute

This very intensive week will focus on setting up and teaching AP Chemistry to support the College Board framework. The course will emphasize content, labs and activities appropriate for the AP Chemistry classroom. The overall goal is to align coursework with the objectives of the framework while incorporating inquiry labs and activities aimed at increasing student success for a diverse student population. There will be a focus on integrating multiple domains across the curriculum using in-class activities, labs and teaching the content to a deeper level. Instructional highlights will include kinetics, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, equilibrium and electrochemistry.

Instructor teaching a course at an AP Summer Institute

The Department of Mathematics AP Institutes include material appropriate for the 12 hours of GT training related to curriculum and instruction — training that satisfies the 6-hour GT update required for Texas teachers, subject to individual school districts decisions.

Teacher using a calculator at an AP Summer Institute

The Department of Mathematics AP Institutes include material appropriate for the 12 hours of GT training related to curriculum and instruction — training that satisfies the 6-hour GT update required for Texas teachers, subject to individual school districts decisions.

Teacher taking notes at an AP Summer Institute

The Department of Mathematics AP Institutes include material appropriate for the 12 hours of GT training related to curriculum and instruction — training that satisfies the 6-hour GT update required for Texas teachers, subject to individual school districts decisions.

Instructor and teacher working through a problem on the whiteboard at an AP Summer Institute

In this workshop for new and experienced physics teachers, attendees will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that teachers can use in the classroom.

A past Advanced Placement Summer Institute participant sits at a table with a binger, calculator and AP Statistics book beside her

During this online workshop, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help you plan and focus instruction — and get feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and help ensure that your students can register for AP exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank.

To learn more about additional AP Institutes offered through Texas A&M University, visit the official website or email [email protected]!