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.

28th Annual
Advanced Placement® Summer Institute

Summer 2021 Online Dates

June 21-25 | June 28-July 2 | July 12-16 | July 19-23


Who: 
All AP, formerly known as Pre-AP, and educators grades K-12

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

When: 5 consecutive weeks beginning June 15, 2020

Where: Online

Why: TCU has innovative and unique professional development course offerings taught by instructors who are leaders in their disciplines. Thousands of AP teachers and advanced academic K-12 educators leave our professional learning each year inspired and better prepared as classroom educators.

Registration Information:

Click on each session title to register online or click to download the APSI & HS Institute for Teaching Excellence Registration Form 2021 for PO and check registrations.

Week 1: June 21-25
AP Art and Design (exp) with Charlotte Chambliss
AP Art History with Marsha Russell
AP Comparative Government with Karen Waples
AP Human Geography (new) with Valerie Mervine
AP Music Theory (new) with Blaise Ferrandino
AP Physics 1 (new) with John Frensley
AP Psychology with Jill Compher
AP Spanish Literature with Kerry Sullivan
AP Statistics (exp) with Michael Legacy
ITE HS: Geometry with Melissa Burkhead
ITE Algebra II/Pre-Calculus (new) with Bob Cole
ITE Algebra II/ Pre-Calculus (exp) with Cedrick French

Week 2: June 28- July 2
AP Art and Design (new) with Phyllis Burstein
AP Biology (new) with Karen Davis
AP Biology (exp) with Joy Killough
AP Calculus AB (new) with Dixie Ross
AP Calculus AB (exp) with Nancy Stephenson
AP Calculus BC with Bryan Passwater
AP Chemistry (new) with David Wentz
AP Environmental Science (exp) with Tony Villarreal
AP French with Christophe Barquissau
AP Latin with Bob Cape
AP Music Theory (new) with Blaise Ferrandino
AP Physics 1 (exp) with Nicholas Park
AP U.S. Government and Politics (new) with Joe Stewart
AP U.S. History (new) with Bill Polasky
AP U.S. History (exp) with Ted Dickson

AP English Institute: June 28-July 2
AP English Literature (new) with Elizabeth Davis
AP English Literature (exp) with Jacqueline Stallworth
AP English Literature with Roy Smith
AP English Language (new) with Timm Freitas
AP English Language (exp) with Calos Barrera
AP English Language with Dan O'Rourke
ITE High School English with Lynn Weber Schwartz
ITE High School English (exp) with Stephanie Woolley-Larrea
ITE HS English (new) with Brook Bullock
ITE MS English (new) with Ayn Grubb
ITE MS English with Amanda Burgin
ITE MS English (exp) with Robin Hedges

Week 3: July 12-16
AP Computer Science A (new) with Rob Schultz
AP Computer Science A (exp) with Judy Hromcik
AP Computer Science Principles with Jill Westerlund
AP Chemistry (new) with Casey Akin
AP Environmental Science (new) with Tony Villarreal
AP Human Geography (exp) with Christopher Hall
AP Physics 2 with Marc Reif
AP Physics C with Michelle Strand
AP Spanish Language & Culture (new) with Cameron Stephen
AP Spanish Language & Culture (exp) with Jorge España
ITE HS Chemistry with Lisa McGaw
ITE HS Biology with Mark Welch
ITE Spanish with Ann Mar

Week 4: July 19-23
AP Chemistry (exp) with John Gelder
AP German with Katrina Griffin
AP Micro Economics with Patti Brazill
AP Macro Economics with Nora Seager
AP Statistics (new) with Sarah Johnson
AP World History (new) with Kara Macsuga
AP World History (exp) with Bill Strickland

2021 Registration Forms:

Click here to download the APSI & HS Institute for Teaching Excellence Registration Form 2021 (formerly known as Pre-AP). (Use this form if you are registering for ITE: MS English.)

Click here to download the MS ITE Registration Form 2021 (formerly known as Pre-AP). (except for MS English)

Click here to download the Elem ITE Registration Form 2021

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

Early Registration: $550 (until April 30)
Standard Registration: $600 (beginning May 1, 2021)

AP Summer Institute Refund Policy:

Refunds, less the non-refundable deposit of $150, 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 Asked Questions

Sample Schedule in CST

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What can I expect with a TCU online course?
Your online course will have live sessions where instruction is facilitated virtually with Zoom video conferencing and digital access to resources and documents. Your experience from within the “virtual classroom” will be very similar to the face to face classroom. You will be able to see and hear your instructor via video conferencing. You will be able to collaborate with other participants as well as the instructor using your microphone and the chat feature. Your course will take place at a scheduled time specific to your consultant. Here is a sample schedule of what you can expect.

Do I need high speed internet to participate?
Yes, we recommend high speed internet access. This will enable you to access Zoom video conferencing and course materials.

How will I access my online class?
Prior to the start of your class, you will receive information from your presenter with details including, a schedule for the week, how to access digital resources for your class, and your Zoom video conference meeting ID number for the week.

What do I do if I am having difficulty accessing Zoom or class resources?
Call the Extended Education online help desk at 817-257-7132 or toll-free at 800-828-7134. Support is available from 8:00a.m.– 5:00p.m. CST Monday–Friday. For general questions and support you can email ap@tcu.edu.

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.

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 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 for at least the minimum $150 deposit.
  • 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 not shut down for the summer, and that is checked regularly.

*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 this professional development workshop.