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Attend an AP workshop to explore the AP course and exam description for your subject, discuss what the AP Exam assesses, and learn how AP Classroom can help you plan and focus instruction as well as give you data-driven feedback throughout the year.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Explore each section of the course and exam description, including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements and focusing on how to help students build conceptual understandings and developing transferrable skills.
  • Develop an instructional plan for teaching the course that incorporates all elements of the course and exam description and sequences content and skills in a developmentally appropriate way to support students in advancing from foundational skills to more complex tasks.
  • Explore how you can use AP Classroom resources—including Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, and the AP Question Bank—to develop student understanding of course content and skills.

You’ll also learn:

  • How various instructional strategies and tools can be used to reinforce topic-skill connections.
  • How to interpret data both in AP Classroom and on the Instructional Planning Report to address student misunderstandings.
  • How to apply course scoring guidelines and rubrics to student work.

You’ll explore these AP resources in-depth: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, the AP Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, Syllabus Development Guides, Sample Syllabi, and the AP Teacher Community.

One-day workshops are available in the following AP subject areas:

  • Art and Design*
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Statistics
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History:  Modern

Art and Design

Attendees of an AP Art and Design workshop explore the AP course and exam description; discuss what the AP Portfolio assesses; and focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in your classroom.

At your AP Art and Design workshop, you will:

  • Explore each section of the AP course and exam description, making connections to the course curricular requirements and focusing on students building conceptual understandings and developing transferrable skills.
  • Develop an instructional plan for teaching the course that incorporates all elements of the course and exam description and sequences content and skills in a developmentally appropriate way to support students in advancing from foundational skills to more complex tasks.
  • Learn how you can augment your instruction with various instructional strategies and tools that can be used to reinforce skill acquisition throughout the course.
  • Learn how to make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the portfolio will assess, and identify the tasks and materials that students might need more preparation to work with.