Arkansas Advanced Placement Professional Development Center
Jodie Mahony Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Institute location: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204
Dates: June 14-17, 2016
Pre-AP in English, Math, Middle School Science, Social Studies, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP U.S. History.
Dates: June 21-24, 2016
AP in Studio Art, Computer Science A, English, Environmental Science – Experienced, Human Geography, Spanish, U.S. Government and Politics, World History, and Pre-AP Middle School Science.
Each week requires a separate registration. If you are attending multiple weeks of training, you will need to register more than one time.
Dorm housing check-in is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday for both weeks. Registration check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday for both weeks.
Attendance: The Arkansas Department of Education requires participants to attend the entire Institute training to receive a certificate for 30 hours of professional development in their content area. There are no excused absences. The College Board approved Certificate of Attendance will be provided by APSI at the end of the last session on Friday. Daily sessions are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Social Security Number: The last six digits of registrant’s Social Security number are required by the Arkansas Department of Education as confirmation of attendance and training.
Materials Provided: All registrations include a Vertical Teams Guide for Pre-AP teachers, College Board packets for AP teachers, consultant-requested materials, lunch, and break refreshments.
$500 – without housing. Morning and evening meals are the responsibility of the participant.
$650 – with housing. Breakfast is included. Participants will need to bring linens for a twin bed, towels and all personal items. Housing is available for APSI participants only.
$15 – Linens including sheets, pillow, blanket, towels, and wash cloths may be rented by the participant by sending a check by May 1, 2016, to UALR/APSI, 2801 South University Ave., SUA 101, Little Rock, AR 72204.
Teachers should inform their schools that they will be responsible for payment if there are not sufficient state funds to cover their costs for the Institute. All private and out-of-state schools are responsible for their teachers’ registration fees.
Late Registration fee begins May 1, 2016 – $50
Late Cancellation fee begins May 1, 2016 – $200
Cancellations beginning June 1, 2016 – $500 (Participants are encouraged to find a replacement in their subject area if not able to attend.)
No-shows will incur a $500.00 fee paid by the district or the participant.
Registration Changes: All changes (institute subject, priority school, or email addresses) to the online registration must be sent by email to Becky Rogers at email@example.com. If a registrant is unable to attend the Institute, the school district may substitute a replacement in the same subject area (such as New Pre-AP Middle School English) at any time. If the substitute is in a different subject area (such as Experienced Pre-AP Middle School English), the school district must contact the APSI office at 501.569.3432 for space availability.
Registration Cancellation: All cancellations (including housing or registration cancellation) must be in writing and sent by email to Becky Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 501.569.3438. Participants are responsible for notifying the Center and their school districts of cancellations.
Arkansas Department of Education Grant: The Arkansas Advanced Placement Professional Development Center has a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to pay the registration fee and on-campus housing for Arkansas Pre-AP and AP public school teachers who register before funds are exhausted.
Priority Status established for Arkansas public school educators by the ADE is as follows:
1. Arkansas AP Teachers from Focus or Priority Schools (as established by the Arkansas ESEA Flexibility Plan) never having attended an APSI or they attended more than 5 years ago.
2. Arkansas AP teachers never having attended an APSI or they attended more than 5 years ago.
3. Arkansas Pre-AP teachers from Focus or Priority Schools (as established by the Arkansas ESEA Flexibility Plan) never having attended an APSI or they attended more than 5 years ago.
4. Arkansas Pre-AP teachers never having attended an APSI or they attended more than 5 years ago.
5. Arkansas AP or Pre-AP teachers having attended an APSI within the last 5 years.
6. Arkansas consultants, instructional facilitators, or those not delivering AP or Pre-AP course content to students.
Grant money available after the February 1, 2016, (for June participants) March 1, 2016, (for July participants) deadline will be accessible to all Arkansas public school teachers based on the date the registration is received. Once grant funds are exhausted, districts are responsible for the registration fee.
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