Registration Opens December 21, 2017

 

JULY 9-13, 2018

 

for new AP teachers

2018 Courses

English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
U.S. Government & Politics

U.S. History
 Statistics
Calculus AB

**A variety of topics will be covered in each course depending upon the instructor's lesson plans. Topics to expect include the course's goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment. It will also review the AP examination and how it is developed and graded. Some other topics may include syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, how to refresh and improve the AP course, recent changes in course descriptions, and vertical teaming.

 About APSI

              The Smoky Mountain Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a subject-specific, intensive professional development opportunity for teachers. APSI provides teachers a minimum of 30 instructional hours of the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize teaching strategies. Teachers come together for five days to exchange ideas and information about AP courses and exams. Smoky Mountain APSI is managed by Maryville College and has an agreement with the College Board, which ensures our program's quality by adhering to specific guidelines and policies.

Our courses are taught by experienced teachers that are endorsed by the College Board.

  • Gain insight into the AP exam
  • Network with other AP teachers in your discipline
  • Get ideas for curriculum development
  • Exchange ideas with other AP teachers
  • Share teaching strategies and best practices

What you can expect at our College Board endorsed summer institute:

The Smoky Mountain Advanced Placement Institute is managed by Maryville College. We have an agreement with the College Board which ensures our program's quality.

Topics that are covered include:

  • AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
  • The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
  • Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
  • How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
  • Recent changes in AP Course Descriptions
  • Strategies for teaching students at beginning or intermediate levels
  • Vertical teaming

 

Daily Scheduleclick or touch to open

Monday, July 9

7:30 am - 8:45 am     Registration

8:45 am - 11:30 pm  Class

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm  Lunch

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm    Class

Tuesday-Thursday, July 10-12

8:30 am - 11:30 am Class

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm  Lunch

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm    Class

Friday, July 13

8:30 am -12:00 pm   Class

12:00 pm       Conference conclusion

Continuing Education Unitsclick or touch to open

The Tennessee Department of Education recognizes Continuing Education Units (CEU's) earned at the APSI for teacher licensing renewal. Teachers with perfect attendance records may receive 3.0 CEU’s for participation in this week-long workshop. Participants from other states should check with their local systems about license renewal credit. Participants who attend 90% or more of the APSI will receive a certificate of participation. Those who miss more than 10% will not be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.