Smoky Mountain AP Summer Institute


For New and Experienced AP Teachers

2020 Classes


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July 6: AP Coordinator's Workshop

One Day Only 


July 6-10, 2020

Calculus AB

English Language & Composition

English Literature & Composition

Human Geography


U.S. Government and Politics

U.S. History


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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