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 and physics 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 2019 summer educational experience below!

2019 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 re-designed 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 cover the most challenging AP Chemistry course content. Resources will be reviewed, and participants will experience inquiry and traditional classroom and laboratory activities. Labs will be performed to assist participants in becoming more confident AP teachers. Strategies for survival and success in the course will be shared and networking connections will be formed among participants.

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 (see code), and the training 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 (see code), and the training 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 (see code), and the training 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.

We are also offering an Honors High School Math Workshop July 8-11, 2019, designed for High School teachers and focused on the underlying skills and knowledge to prepare students for AP and college-level mathematics courses. For more information about this workshop, contact Sandra Nite.