Mark you calendar now!

JULY 9-13, 2018


for new AP teachers

2018 Courses

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

U.S. History
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 professional development opportunity for teachers. APSI provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize teaching strategies. Teachers come together 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

In addition to time in the classroom, we have scheduled social activities such as Mountain Challenge. You will have an opportunity to participate in this fun, get-to-know-you event on the first night of the conference. Mountain Challenge will provide a high-quality outdoor experience, designed especially for AP teachers of all physical skill level.

Daily Schedule

Monday, July 10

7:30 am - 8:45 am     Registration

10:45 am - 12:00 pm  Class

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Class

Tuesday-Thursday, July 11-13

8:45 am - 10:30 am  Class

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Class

Friday, July 14

8:45 am -12:00 pm   Class

12:00 pm       Conference conclusion

Continuing Education Units

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.