The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute, is a College Board endorsed program that provides professional development to AP teachers. Through the Advanced Placement™ program, College Board provides a way for high school students to earn free college credits while taking high school courses. Taking Advanced Placement courses exposes students to college level coursework and begins preparing them to think more critically. The AP Summer Institute provides teachers the opportunity to learn how to teach their course from College Board-approved consultants. These consultants are experts in their subject areas and work with College Board as AP readers, graders, and table leaders. Not only is this an opportunity to learn directly from College Board experts, but also from other instructors from all over the world! This 4-day intensive training is designed to enhance the AP teacher’s skills, ability, and knowledge of their subject regardless of their experience level. Hosted by the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the Advanced Placement Summer Institute at the University of South Florida (USF) offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology. In addition, the workshops afford teachers the opportunity to interact with colleagues and to discuss issues and concerns surrounding the AP courses they will teach. The courses provide training for both new and experienced AP teachers. Attendees of the AP Summer Institute at USF leave feeling reenergized for the upcoming school year.

Why Attend the AP Summer Institute at USF?

  • There’s an AP Subject for Everyone at USF. Select from dozens of available courses. This year, we are offering sessions in two different weeks to accommodate even more attendees!
  • Network with Educators from Across the Globe. We welcome over 800 teachers from numerous countries to the AP Summer Institute at USF and there are opportunities beyond the classroom for attendees to network with one another about what they’re learning and how they can apply it in their schools.
  • Learning and Leisure in the Tampa Bay Region. USF is minutes away from the world’s most beautiful beaches, scenic historic districts, world-class shopping, and dynamic cultural institutions. Enjoy the outdoors year-round in this major metropolis on Florida’s west coast. The region offers plenty of sunshine, arts, entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining.


Registration for the 2019 AP Summer Institute is now closed.

You can view the list of 2019 courses below. Most sections reached capacity quickly. To be among the first to know about the 2020 AP Summer Institute, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter of educational technology news, professional development opportunities, and tips for using digital content in the classroom.

Week 1: July 22 – 25, 2019

Biology (Exp Teachers)
Biology (New Teachers)
Calculus BC
Calculus AB (Exp Teachers)
Calculus AB (New Teachers)
Chemistry (Exp Teachers)
Chemistry (New Teachers)
Chinese Language & Culture (NEW!!)
Computer Science Principles
English Language and Composition (Exp Teachers)
English Language and Composition (New Teachers)
English Literature and Composition (Exp Teachers)
English Literature and Composition (New Teachers)
Environmental Science
European History
Government & Politics U.S
Government & Politics: Comparative
Human Geography (Exp Teachers)
Human Geography (New Teachers)
Macroeconomics (NEW!!)
Micro/Macro Economics – combined course
Music Theory
Physics 1: Algebra Based
Physics C: Electricity & Magneticsm + Mechanics
Psychology (Exp Teachers)
Psychology (New Teachers)
Spanish Language and Culture (Exp Teachers)
Spanish Language and Culture (New Teachers)
Spanish Literature & Culture
Statistics (Exp Teachers)
Statistics (New Teachers)
Studio Art
U.S. History (Exp Teachers)
U.S. History (New Teachers)
World History (Exp Teachers)
World History (New Teachers)

Week 2: July 29 – August 1, 2019

Art History
Calculus AB
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Government & Politics U.S
Human Geography
Micro/Macro Economics
Studio Art
U.S. History
World History

We’re committed to providing our attendees with a quality experience during the AP Summer Institute at USF. We know that your time at the AP Summer Institute is an important professional development experience for you as an educator. We’re here to help with all of the planning details of your experience, including hotel selection, meals, and things to do when you’re not in the classroom.

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