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2020 AP® Summer Institute and TCU’s Institute for Teaching Excellence

Important!    

Summer 2020 will see several changes as the College Board redefines how their Pre-AP program and the corresponding professional development.  Courses formerly listed as “Pre-AP”, (high school and middle school) will now be listed as courses in the Institute for Teaching Excellence.   These newly labeled courses will either be held in the four APSI weeks, or in the stand alone week of June 29 – July 1 and should not be confused with the College Board’s new Pre-AP program.   TCU’s Institute for Teaching Excellence:  Elementary Education will be a two-day institute held the week of July 13-16.  Each of these three PD categories will have a different registration form.  Please let us help you through these changes and are always happy to answer any questions.

Please note that the College Board is registering our AP participants through their Cvent site, which will require an extra step during the registration process.   

Who: All AP, formerly known as Pre-AP, and Elementary Education teachers, grades K-12

What: TCU’s Summer Institute: A comprehensive PD opportunity

When: 5 consecutive weeks beginning June 15, 2020

Where: TCU campus

Why: TCU has innovative and unique professional development course offerings taught by instructors who are leaders in their disciplines. Hundreds of teachers leave our campus each year inspired and better prepared as classroom teachers.

Etc…  Additional details can be found on our registration page or in the sidebar general information tab.  Hover over the Programs tab in the header to see our other professional development programs, or just contact us at ap.tcu.edu or 817.257.7130.

2020 Registration Forms

1. Click here to download the APSI 2020 registration form

2. Click here to download the Institute for High School Teaching Excellence (Formerly known as Pre-AP) 2020 registration form

3. Click here to download the Institute for Middle School Teaching Excellence (formerly known as Pre-AP) 2020 registration form 

4. Click here to download the Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education 2020 registration form

APSI course offerings:

Week 1: June 15-18, 2020

AP Art HistoryMarsha Russell
AP Biology (new teachers)Karen Davis
AP Chemistry (exp. teachers)John Gelder with Lisa McGaw
AP Comparative GovernmentKaren Waples
AP Computer Science A (exp. teachers)Judith Hromcik
AP Environmental ScienceBrian Kaestner
AP Macro EconomicsNora Seager
AP Micro EconomicsPatti Brazill
AP Music Theory (new teachers)Blaise Ferrandino
AP U.S. Government and Politics (new and exp. teachers)Ulrich Kleinschmidt
Joe Stewart
Jim Riddlesperger
AP U.S. History Institute (new and exp. teachers)Bill Polasky
Ted Dickson
AP World History (new teachers)Kara Macsuga
Institute for Teaching Excellence: HS Algebra 1Robert Cole

Click here to register online for week 1.

Week 2: June 22-25, 2020

AP Biology (exp. teachers)Anne Gill
AP Calculus AB (new)Dixie Ross
AP Calculus A (exp.)Scott Pass
AP Calculus BCBryan Passwater
AP English LiteratureElizabeth Davis
Roy Smith
Jacqueline Stallworth
Brook Bullock
Andy Shipe
AP English LanguageTimm Freitas
Daniel O'Rourke
Jim Jordan
Carlos Barrera
Kevin McDonald
Elizabeth Davis
AP French Language and CultureChristophe Barquissau
AP Human Geography:Advanced Topics for exp. teachers)Susan Hollier
AP Music Theory (exp. teachers)Blaise Ferrandino
Institute for Teaching Excellence: High School and Middle School EnglishBrook Bullock
Ann Jackson
Lynne Weber-Schwartz
Stephanie Woolley-Larrea
Kevin McDonald
Elizabeth Davis
Robin Hedges
Ayn Grubb
Institute for Teaching Excellence: High School Math (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus)T.J. Onen

Click here to register online for Week 2

Click here to register online for the English Institute.

Week 3: July 6-9, 2020

AP Art and DesignPhyllis Burstein
AP Chemistry (new teachers)David Wentz
AP Computer Science A (new teachers)Rob Schultz
AP Computer Science PrinciplesJill Westerlund
AP Environmental Science (new teachers)Tony Villereal
AP GermanKatrina Griffin
AP Human Geography (new teachers)Valerie Mervine
AP Physics 1 (new teachers)Greg Jacobs
AP PsychologyMargaret Davidson
AP Spanish Language and Culture (exp. teachers)Jorge Espana
AP World HistoryJonathan Henderson
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Algebra 2/Pre-CalculusCedric French
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Chemistry (exp. teachers)Lisa McGaw (with John Gelder)
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Chemistry (new teachers)Casey Akin
Institute for Teaching Excellence: SpanishAnn Mar
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: ELA K-2TBD
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: Math K-2TBD
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: ELA 3-5TBD
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: Math 3-5TBD

Click here to register online for Week 3.

Week 4: July 13-16, 2020

AP Art and Design (new teacher focus)Tamera Westervert
AP Art and Design (exp. teacher focus)Phyllis Burstein
AP Physics Institute: AP Physics 1 Nicholas park
AP Physics Institute: AP Physics 2Rebecca Howell
AP Physics Institute: Physics CJeff Funkhouser
AP Spanish Language and Culture (new teachers)Cameron Stephen
AP Spanish Literature and CultureKerry Sullivan
AP Statistics (exp. teachers)Michael Legacy
AP Statistics (new teachers)Sara Johnson
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Biology (exp. teachers)Kelcey Burris
Institute for Teaching Excellence: Biology (new teachers)Mark Welch

Click here to register online for Week 4.

Click here to download the 2020 APSI registration form

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* “Pre-AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this professional development workshop.