2020 AP® Summer Institute and TCU’s Institute for Teaching Excellence
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 History Marsha Russell
AP Biology (new teachers) Karen Davis
AP Chemistry (exp. teachers) John Gelder with Lisa McGaw
AP Comparative Government Karen Waples
AP Computer Science A (exp. teachers) Judith Hromcik
AP Environmental Science Brian Kaestner
AP Macro Economics Nora Seager
AP Micro Economics Patti Brazill
AP Music Theory (new teachers) Blaise Ferrandino
AP U.S. Government and Politics (new and exp. teachers) Ulrich Kleinschmidt
AP U.S. History Institute (new and exp. teachers) Bill Polasky
AP World History (new teachers) Kara Macsuga
Institute for Teaching Excellence: HS Algebra 1 Robert 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 BC||Bryan Passwater|
|AP English Literature||Elizabeth Davis
|AP English Language||Timm Freitas
|AP French Language and Culture||Christophe 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 English||Brook Bullock
|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 Design||Phyllis Burstein|
|AP Chemistry (new teachers)||David Wentz|
|AP Computer Science A (new teachers)||Rob Schultz|
|AP Computer Science Principles||Jill Westerlund|
|AP Environmental Science (new teachers)||Tony Villereal|
|AP German||Katrina Griffin|
|AP Human Geography (new teachers)||Valerie Mervine|
|AP Physics 1 (new teachers)||Greg Jacobs|
|AP Psychology||Margaret Davidson|
|AP Spanish Language and Culture (exp. teachers)||Jorge Espana|
|AP World History||Jonathan Henderson|
|Institute for Teaching Excellence: Algebra 2/Pre-Calculus||Cedric 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: Spanish||Ann Mar|
|Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: ELA K-2||TBD|
|Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: Math K-2||TBD|
|Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: ELA 3-5||TBD|
|Institute for Teaching Excellence: Elementary Education: Math 3-5||TBD|
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 2||Rebecca Howell|
|AP Physics Institute: Physics C||Jeff Funkhouser|
|AP Spanish Language and Culture (new teachers)||Cameron Stephen|
|AP Spanish Literature and Culture||Kerry 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.