UA Little Rock Advanced Placement Summer Institute: Learning, Leading, Inspiring

UA Little Rock is pleased to announce that we are transitioning to a fully online format for the 2020 Advanced Placement Summer Institutes. The safety and well-being of our College Board consultants, our participants and our staff are our primary concern during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online environment is an opportunity to serve APSI participants innovatively with exciting, dynamic professional development teachers have come to expect from the College Board.  UA Little Rock has extensive experience with online courses and online professional development. The University is supported by a well-developed tech support infrastructure and a widely used online Learning Management System. Whether you are an experienced online learner or a 2020 online beginner, UA Little Rock has the resources for you!

Kind regards,
Your UA Little Rock APSI Team,
Ann, Becky, Christine, and Deborah
APSI June 22-26, 2020 (This APSI will run each day from 9:00-4:00 Central Daylight Time)

 Alert! May 25, 2020! To be certain that College Board has time to ship materials to your home for you to use them in your online AP institute, you should be registered by May 25, 2020.  Those registering AFTER May 25, 2020, may NOT have materials arrive in time for use during the APSI week.

Participants who cancel their registrations after May 25, 2020, will be billed $500.00 plus $80.50 for the price of the College Board training and the materials that will already be in route to the participant’s home.

 

APSI July 6-10, 2020 (This APSI will run each day from 9:00-4:00 Central Daylight Time)

Alert! June 8, 2020! To be certain that College Board has time to ship materials to your home for you to use them in your online AP institute, you should be registered by June 8, 2020. Those registering AFTER June 8, 2020, may NOT have materials arrive in time for use during the APSI week.

Participants who cancel their registrations after June 8, 2020, will be billed $500.00 plus $80.50 for the price of the College Board training and the materials that will already be in route to the participant’s home.

Important Upcoming Dates and Information

June 22-26, 2020

2020 UA Little Rock AP On-line Summer Institute

(This APSI will run from 9:00- 4:00 Central Daylight Time)

General Items for online instruction

General Items: These are items that you should have on hand in addition to any items that the instructor has requested. These items are not provided by instructors or UA Little Rock for use during the Summer Institute.

  • Laptop with power cord (no Chromebooks)
  • Flash drive or other means of storing digital downloads
  • Math and Science participants: graphing calculator
  • Science participants: more information forthcoming
  • Participants should expect to be engaged in synchronous and asynchronous instruction throughout the week. Synchronous instruction will most often occur for several hours during the day, and participants will be expected to attend synchronous sessions as assigned by the instructor. We strongly suggest finding a dedicated space for these synchronous sessions that is free of distractions from family, friends, and pets to ensure that all participants receive quality, uninterrupted instruction.

July 6-10, 2020

2020 UA Little Rock AP On-line Summer Institute

(This APSI will run each day from 9:00-4:00 Central Daylight Time)

General Items for online instruction

General Items: These are items that you should have on hand in addition to any items that the instructor has requested. These items are not provided by instructors or UA Little Rock for use during the Summer Institute.

Laptop / Desktop with power cord. Be sure your computer is up to date and can run the functions in Blackboard and able to download materials as well. (Chromebook – We recommend that you not rely on your school Chromebook for your online APSI. Many schools place filters on their Chromebooks that may interfere with your ability to access and download materials and sessions in your APSI Institute shell. You may be fortunate and not encounter such problems. Why risk it? If you do encounter problems at your end due to the use of a Chromebook, your APSI tech support cannot resolve those problems for you. To avoid disappointment, use another option if it is available to you.

  •  A cell phone is NOT sufficient for you to participate in all aspects of an online APSI. You will not be able to complete all required sessions for a 30 hour professional development certificate with only cell phone access. The Learning Management System (LMS) used by all Arkansas APSIs, Blackboard, requires a laptop computer and reliable internet connectivity. We recommend you do not rely on your cell phone during the week.
  • Internet/WiFiyou will need a strong connection
  • Flash drives or other means of storing digital downloads
  • Math participants: graphing calculator
  • Science participants: more information forthcoming
  • Participants should expect to be engaged in synchronous and asynchronous instruction throughout the week. Synchronous instruction will most often occur for several hours during the day, and participants will be expected to attend synchronous sessions as assigned by the instructor. We strongly suggest finding a dedicated space for these synchronous sessions that is free of distractions from family, friends, and pets to ensure that all participants receive quality, uninterrupted instruction.
                                                        What You Need to Register
Your College Board User ID and Password
If you do NOT have a College Board account, you can easily create one on the College Board website.
Your principal’s email address

If you need help in registering, please feel free to contact our office at 501-569-3410 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.


June 22-26, 2020

Courses Consultants
AP English Language and Composition for Teachers New to AP-closed Alfonso Correa
AP English Language and Composition for Teachers Experienced in AP-closed Dr. Diane Halm
AP English Literature and Composition for Teachers New to AP-closed Christine Carson
AP English Literature and Composition for Teachers Experienced in AP-closed Skip Nicholson
AP Spanish Language and Culture Ann Mar
AP Music Theory-closed Dr. Terry Eder
AP U.S. History for Teachers New to AP Mary Lagleder
AP U.S. History for Teachers Experienced in AP Gwen Cash
AP Government and Politics-Comparative Dr. Glenn Hastedt
AP Government and Politics-U.S. Dr. Noah Lipman
AP Art and Design for Teachers New to AP Jane Harlow
AP Art and Design for Teachers Experienced in AP-closed Quiquia Calhoun
AP World History: Modern-closed Barbara Brun-Ozuna
Click here to Register

 

July 6-10, 2020

Courses Consultants
AP Psychology Jeff Norby
AP Computer Science Principles John Meinzen
AP Computer Science A Travis Burton
AP Biology for Teachers New to AP Shamone Minzenmayer
AP Biology for Teachers Experienced in AP Melissa Eddy
AP Chemistry for Teachers New to AP Cheri Blackwood
AP Chemistry for Teachers Experienced in AP T.J. Dortch
AP Environmental Science-closed Jim Lahner
AP Calculus AB for Teachers New to AP-At Capacity Debbie Preston
AP Calculus AB for Teachers Experienced in AP-At Capacity Laszlo Nagy
AP Physics 1 Dr. Boris Korsunsky
AP Statistics Penny Smeltzer
Click here to Register

Due to College Board’s new Pre-AP Program, our AP Summer Institute will no longer offer Pre-AP. We encourage all Pre-AP teachers to take AP classes in their discipline.

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UA Little Rock continues to monitor the constantly evolving status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are committed to providing up-to-date health, safety, and travel information and enacting recommendations based on guidance from the UA System, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and regional public health agencies.  We are fortunate to receive daily briefings from the Arkansas Governor’s Office. 
Dr. Ann