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.

30th Annual
Advanced Placement® Summer Institute

Summer 2023

(Middle School) June 13-15 | June 19-22 | June 26-29 | (Online) July 24-27


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

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

When:(MS- Math, Science & Social Studies) June 13-15 | June 19-22 | June 26-29 | (Online) July 24-27

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 (6-8) Registration Form 2023.

June 19-22, 2023 In-Person Sessions @ TCU Campus
AP Biology with Karen Davis
ITE Biology with Sherry Martin
AP Environmental Science with Brian Kaestner
AP Physics 1 with Holley Mosley
AP Chemistry with David Wentz
ITE Chemistry with Todd Abronowitz
AP Human Geography with David Palmer
AP World History with Kara Macsuga
AP US History (new) with Bill Polasky
AP US History (experienced) with Ted Dickson
AP Macro Economics with Julie Meek
AP US Government and Politics with Ulrich Kleinschmidt
AP Art and Design (new) with Marty Loftus
AP Art and Design (experienced) with Charlotte Chambliss
AP Computer Science A with Judy Hromcik
AP Computer Science Principles with Alex Schenk
AP Psychology with Jill Compher
AP French with Christophe Barquissau
AP Spanish Language & Culture with Parthena Draggett
AP Music Theory I- Pedagogy with Blaise Ferrandino

June 26-29, 2023 In-Person @ TCU Campus
AP English Literature (new) with Elizabeth Davis
AP English Literature (experienced) with Andy Shipe
AP English Literature (combined) with Roy Smith
AP English Language (new) with Alfonso Correa
AP English Language (experienced) Timm Freitas
AP English Language (combined) Jackie Rackard
ITE Middle School English with Robin Hedges & Ayn Grubb
ITE High School English with Brook Bullock and Stephanie Wolley-Larrera
AP Calculus AB (new) with Dixie Ross
AP Calculus AB (experienced) with Nancy Stephenson
AP Calculus BC with Bryan Passwater
AP Pre- Calculus
AP Statistics with Richard Cowles
ITE Algebra I with Linda Gann

ITE Geometry with Melissa Burkhead
ITE Algebra II/Pre-Calculus with Cedric French
AP Music Theory II- Analysis (Popular Music) with Blaise Ferrandino
AP Spanish Literature with Jorge España

July 24-27, 2023 Online with TCU
AP Art and Design- Online with Charoltte Chambliss
AP Art History- Online with Lacey Van Reeth
AP Biology- Online with Karen Davis
AP Calculus AB- Online with Cedric French
AP Calculus BC- Online with Melissa Burkhead
AP Chemistry- Online with David Wentz
AP Comparative Government- Online with Karen Waples
AP Computer Science A- Online with Judy Hromick
AP Computer Science Principles- Online with Jill Westerlund
AP Environmental Science- Online with Tony Villareal
AP European History- Online with Susie Gerard
AP French- Online with Christophe Barquissau
AP German- Online with Katrina Griffin
AP Human Geography- Online with David Palmer
AP Micro/ Micro Economics- Online (5 days) with Julie Meek
AP Music Theory I: Pedagogy- Online with Blaise Ferrandino
AP Physics 1- Online with Nicholas Park
AP Physics 2- Online with Marc Reif
AP Physics C- Online with Michelle Strand
AP Pre-Calculus- Online
AP Psychology- Online with Jill Compher
AP Spanish Language - Online with Parthena Draggett
AP Spanish Literature- Online with Jorge España
AP Statistics- Online with Josh Tabor
AP US Government and Politics- Online with Ulrich Kleinschmidt
AP US History- Online with John Irish
AP World History- Online with Chad Smith

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 (6-8) Registration Form 2023 (Use this form if you are registering for Middle School English.)

Click here to download the MS ITE Registration Form 2023 (Use this form for Middle School Math, Science, and Social Studies.)

Click here to download the Elementary ITE Registration Form 2022. (coming soon)

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

Early Registration: $600 (through April 15, 2023)
Standard Registration: $650 (April 16- May 31, 2023)
Priority Rush Registration: 700 (begins June 1, 2023)
***$50 additional non-refundable lab fee for Science and Art Classes***

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-4:30pm.

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.