Silver State AP* Summer Institute
Welcome to the 2019
Silver State AP* Summer Institute!
Welcome to the 14th annual Silver State AP* Summer Institute to be held July 29 through August 1, 2019! The Clark County School District began offering the Silver State APSI as professional development for teachers in 2005. Since then, Silver State APSI has trained more than 5,000 participants from across the nation and various countries.
AP Summer Institutes offer the most intensive professional development available for AP educators. Summer Institute attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP courses.
College Board-Endorsed consultants will guide attendees through resources such as course outlines; content-specific handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary from the most recent AP Exams. AP Summer Institutes are helpful for both new and experienced teachers.
While professional development is not required to prepare for 2019-20 AP course updates and new classroom resources, the College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of the professional development offered by the AP program. Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable.
Teachers who do attend an AP Summer Institute in 2019 should be able to:
- Understand the Course: The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam.
- Plan the Course: Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
- Teach the Course: Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time.
- Assess Student Progress and Understanding: Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback.
The 2019 Silver State APSI will be held at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada, a modern, air-conditioned campus only minutes from McCarran International Airport and the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.
All College Board AP* Summer Institutes are moving to a Cvent registration process. The Silver State APSI will be utilizing this new registration platform beginning in 2018. To register, you will be redirected to a Cvent registration site. Some information will be duplicated on both our SSAPSI and our Cvent site; however, all registration will occur using the Cvent site. Prior to registering please be sure all of your information is correct on your College Board professional account, as this will be linked to your APSI registration information.
Our Experience Shows!
The Silver State APSI is one of the premier AP* Summer Institutes from across the nation. Here's what our participants are saying about us:
"Phenomenal presenters! When it comes to professional development, I learned more the past 4 days than I have in all of my years of teaching."
"This was the best AP conference I've been to. Our instructor added to my understanding of my new course without causing panic about how much to do."
"I have done many AP seminars—nationally and internationally—and you are the best."
"I am counting the days until I can come back.
Best AP presenter I’ve ever had in 40 years. I will use everything!"
"The on-site event staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and the overall event was very organized—best I’ve been to!"
Offering over 20 different AP sessions!
Access to College Board materials and the newest resources from our publishers!
Located at the beautiful and patriotic, Liberty High School.
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