TCU Advanced Placement and High School Institute for Teaching Excellence

TCU provides innovative and unique professional development course offerings taught by instructors who are leaders in their disciplines.

29th Annual
Advanced Placement® Summer Institute

Summer 2022 

June 13-16 | June 20-23 | June 27-30 | July 5-8| (MS) July 6-8| July 11-14


Who:
Advanced Placement Educators and Advanced Academics Educators for grades K-12

What: TCU’s Summer Institute: A Comprehensive Educator Professional Development Series

When: June 13-16 | June 20-23 | June 27-30 | July 5-8| (MS- Math, Science & Social Studies) July 6-8| July 11-14

Where:  Some sessions will be Online and some In-person training at TCU. Please look at each session title to know if it will be online or in-person. Please note, TCU reserves the right to move to a virtual learning environment with a variety of factors to consider. Registrants will be notified of any change. Please use care when making travel arrangements; TCU is not responsible for airfare or other travel reimbursements should sessions be moved online.

Why: TCU has innovative and unique professional development course offerings taught by instructors who are leaders in their disciplines. Each year thousands of Advanced Placement and advanced academic K-12 educators leave our professional learning  inspired and are equipped to serve the learning needs of students including advanced academics.

Registration Information:

To register online with a credit card, click on each session title to register online.

For PO and check registrations, download the APSI, HS ITE & All English Registration Form 2022

June 13-16, 2022 ONLINE Sessions (Online Registration is closed for this week. Please email us at ap@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7132 to register.)
AP Art History with Marsha Russell *Online Session*- FULL
AP Biology with Karen Davis *Online Session*- FULL (See UTA's session with Mark Welch June 20)*
AP Chemistry with David Wentz *Online Session*
AP Human Geography with Christopher Hall *Online Session*- Full (See June 20th with David Palmer)
AP Physics C with Michelle Strand *Online Session*
AP Spanish Language & Culture with Parthena Draggett *Online Session*- FULL (See July 13 Session below with Parthena)

June 13-16, 2022 In- Person Sessions @ TCU Campus (Online Registration is closed for this week. Please email us at ap@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7132 to register.)
AP Biology with Joy Killough- FULL (See UTA's session with Mark Welch June 20)
AP Environmental Science with Brian Kaestner
AP US Government and Politics with Ulrich Kleinschmidt
AP US History with Ted Dickson
ITE Biology with Mark Welch

June 20-23, 2022 ONLINE Sessions
AP Music Theory for new teachers with Blaise Ferrandino *Online Session*- FULL (See additional session June 27-30)
AP Spanish Literature with Kerry Sullivan *Online Session*
AP Statistics with Michael Legacy *Online Session*

June 20-23, 2022 In-Person Sessions @ TCU Campus
AP Art and Design with Marty Loftus- FULL (See UTA's session)
AP Art and Design with Charlotte Chambliss- FULL (See UTA's session)
AP French with Christophe Barquissau
AP Human Geography with David Palmer
AP Psychology with Jill Compher
ITE Algebra I with Dickie Thomasson
ITE Geometry with Melissa Burkhead

June 27-30, 2022 In-Person Sessions @ TCU Campus
AP English Language for new teachers with Timm Freitas- FULL (see Alfanso Correra session)
AP English Language for experienced teachers with David Jolliffee
AP English Language for new and experienced with Alfanso Correa
AP English Literature for new teachers with Elizabeth Davis
AP English Literature for experienced teachers with Roy Smith
AP English Literature for new and experienced teachers with Andy Shipe
ITE High School English for new teachers with Brook Bullock
ITE High School English for experienced teachers with Stephanie Wooley-Larrea
ITE Middle School English for new teachers with Robin Hedges
ITE Middle School English for experienced teachers with Ayn Grubb
AP Music Theory for experienced teachers with Blaise Ferrandino
AP Physics 1 with Nicholas Park

July 5-8, 2022 In-Person @ TCU Campus
ITE Chemistry with Todd Abronowitz

July 11-14, 2022 ONLINE Sessions
AP Computer Science A with Judy Hromcik *Online Session*- FULL
AP Computer Science Principles with Jill Westerlund *Online Session*
AP Environmental Science with Tony Villarreal *Online Session*
AP German with Katrina Griffin *Online Session*
AP Micro & Macro Economics with Julie Meek *Online Session*
AP Physics 2 with Marc Reif *Online Session*
AP Statistics with Sarah Johnson *Online Session*- FULL
AP World History for with Bill Strickland *Online Session*
AP Spanish Language and Culture with Parthena Draggett *Online Session* (ADDED DATES: Wed, July 13- Sat, July 16)

July 11-14, 2022 In-Person @ TCU Campus
AP Calculus AB for new teachers with Dixie Ross
AP Calculus AB for experienced teachers with Nancy Stephenson
AP Calculus BC with Bryan Passwater- FULL (See Dixie or Nancy's Session)
AP Spanish Language & Culture with Jorge España
AP World History with Kara Macsuga- FULL
ITE Algebra II/Pre-Calculus with Cedrick French

2022 Registration Forms:

Please note, TCU’s Institute for Teaching Excellence was formerly known as Pre-AP. This program focuses on advanced academics and serving gifted and talented students.

Click here to download the APSI, HS ITE & All English Registration Form 2022 (Use this form if you are registering for Middle School English.)

Click here to download the MS ITE Registration Form 2022(Use this form for Middle School Math, Science, and Social Studies.)

Click here to download the Elementary ITE Registration Form 2022.

AP Summer Institute and High School ITE/ MS English ITE Tuition Rate:

Early Registration: $550 (through April 15, 2022)
Standard Registration: $600 (April 16- May 31, 2022)
Priority Rush Registration: 650 (begins June 1, 2022)
***$50 additional non-refundable lab fee for AP Biology and AP Chemistry sessions***

AP Summer Institute Refund Policy:

Refunds, less the non-refundable deposit of $150 and lab fees if applicable, will be issued for cancellations received in writing up to five working days before the beginning of each institute. No refunds will be issued after that date. Substitutions from the same school or school district will be allowed five working days before the beginning of each institute with a completed registration form for each substitute. Please contact the Office of Extended Education at 817-257-7132 for more information. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8am–5pm.

Cancellation Policy:

TCU reserves the right to cancel classes when required minimum enrollment is not met. Instructor illness or extreme weather may also cause the interruption of scheduled classes.

Frequently In- Person Asked Questions

How do I find local information and resources? Visit our General Information Page

What do I bring? If your instructor is requesting specific session supplies, it will be emailed to you prior to start of the class. You will need a charged laptop or portable device to access digital materials. All materials including the CED binder will be provided digitally by TCU or your presenter. Participants may print the electronic College Board bundle if they choose. If a participant would like a printed copy of the CED binder, they may be purchased on the College Board’s Store Website for $35.

Are guest allowed? Only registered participants are allowed in the classrooms. We do not provide facilities for guests, children or pets.

Are the buildings handicapped accessible? All of the instructional spaces and dining locations that the AP Summer Institute utilizes on our campus are handicapped accessible. If you require special accommodations while at TCU, before arriving on campus you must contact TCU’s Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities:

Laurel Overby, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Student Disabilities Services
Center for Academic Services
Texas Christian University
Sadler Hall Room 11
Fort Worth, TX 76129
817-257-7486
l.overby@tcu.edu

What are the hours of the workshop? Our Fort Worth workshops are Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Where do I park?
When you receive your course confirmation, a link to campus parking will be included. To avoid ticketing and towing, TCU has asked that APSI participants park only in the designated parking lots, not in visitor or reserved parking spaces.

Where will my class be held?
You will receive an initial email confirmation from TCU Extended Education that we have received your registration.  It will list the course name and number, date, and time for the class in which you are enrolled. Please check this information for accuracy and contact Extended Education to make any changes. You will receive an additional email confirmation approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of your class, which will list the building and room number. You may use the TCU map to locate your building.

What is the difference between a “new” and “experienced” teacher?
As a general rule, we define a new teacher as one who has been teaching Advanced Placement for 3 years or less. We realize there are special circumstances, so please contact us if you have a question about placement.

What if I have to miss a day or some hours during the week?
As a College Board sanctioned workshop, the number of hours required for teachers to attend before a certificate of attendance can be awarded is pre-determined. Please notify your instructor of any pending conflicts.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds (less the non-refundable deposit/ lab fee if applicable) will be issued for cancellations received in writing up to five working days before the beginning of each institute. No refunds will be issued after that date. Substitutions from the same school or school district will be allowed five working days before the beginning of each institute with a completed registration form for each substitute. Please contact the Office of Extended Education at 817-257-7132 for more information. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm.

Can my family attend the AP Summer Institute?
No, this is a professional conference that cannot accommodate family members or pets.

How do I get my certificate?
Certificates will be emailed to teacher participants once the required 30 hours of training is completed and all balances have been paid.

We have seen several changes as the College Board redefines 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 APSI weeks, or in a stand alone week and should not be confused with the College Board’s new Pre-AP program. TCU’s Institute for Teaching Excellence spans from Elementary Educator offerings  through High School offerings. Please let us help you through these changes and are always happy to answer any questions.

TEA has granted training approval funding for attending TCU’s Institute for Teaching Excellence for all Middle School and High School Participants. To read more information, please click here.

Attention: Business Office Personnel & Administrators

  • To process registrations for our AP Summer Institute, our office will need a completed registration form with the teacher participant’s home address, telephone number and an email address that can be accessed during the summer.
  • Registrants will be contacted via email confirming their registration. Class check-in information will be sent to the registrant electronically.
  • It is also required that we have complete payment information to process a registration: a copy of a purchase order (not just the PO number), business office contact information, and a check or credit card number.
  • On-line registrations require full payment with a credit card number.
  • Incomplete registration forms or registration forms submitted without proper payment information cannot be processed.
  • Again, it is imperative that we have an email address that will accept incoming emails from TCU, that is monitored over the summer.

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

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