July Sessions-STEM

Arkansas Advanced Placement Professional Development Center

Jodie Mahony Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Thank you for choosing to be a part of the 24th annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI). We are excited for you to join us for an informative and challenging week. In order to make the institute as enjoyable as possible, please carefully review the following information.

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Institute Location: Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
200 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901

APSI Dates: July 10-13, 2018

AP in Science, Math, and Pre-AP Middle School Science.

For July 10-13, Pre-AP MS Science is available. AP Biology – New, AP Biology – Experienced, and AP Physics 1 have wait lists. You will be notified by email if space becomes available.

Dorm housing check-in: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9 in the housing building.

Tuesday, July 10, the doors to the Administration building will open at 7:15 a.m. for check-in.

Attendance: The Arkansas Department of Education requires a participant to attend the entire Institute training to receive a certificate for 30 hours of professional development in their content area.  Attendance is taken twice a day, and individuals will receive a reduced number of hours on their certificates for every hour missed. It is the participants’s responsibility to sign the attendance sheet each morning and afternoon. 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.

Teacher License Case ID Number: Your Case ID is required by the Arkansas Department of Education as confirmation of attendance and training. You may find your ID at ADE’s link: https://adeaels.arkansas.gov/AelsWeb/Search.aspx

Materials Provided: College Board packets for AP teachers and consultant-requested materials will be provided.

Registration Fee:

$525 – 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.  All rooms are doubles with a shared bathroom. Housing is available only to APSI participants.

$50 -Additional cost paid by participant for  a single room with a shared bath (limited availability). If requesting a single room, please send a check for $50 to UA Little Rock/APSI, 2801 South University Ave., SUA 101, Little Rock, AR 72204 by May 1, 2018. Schools will not be invoiced for a single room.

$15 Linens, including sheets, pillow, blanket, towels, and wash cloths may be rented by sending a check to  by May 1, 2018, to UA ittle Rock/APSI, 2801 South University Ave., SUA 101, Little Rock, AR 72204. Schools will not be invoiced for linen rental.

Arkansas public school 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. 

Other Fees:

Late registration fee begins June 15, 2018 – $50

Late cancellation fee begins June 15, 2018 – $200

Cancellations beginning June 15, 2018 – $500 (Participants are encouraged to find a replacement 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 status or email addresses) to the online registration must be sent in writing by email to Becky Rogers at rarogers@ualr.edu. If a registrant is unable to attend the Institute, the school district may substitute a replacement in the same content area (such as New Pre-AP Biology) at any time. If the substitute is in a different content area (such as AP Chemistry), the school district must contact the APSI office at  501.569.3432  for space availability.

Registration Cancellation: To cancel your registration you must complete the online cancellation form. A confirmation will be sent to your email address as well as to your principal and AP coordinator. If a teacher is registered and is a no show for APSI, the full registration fee will be charged. Late cancellation or no show fees will be charged regardless of whether or not the teacher was offered state funding to attend APSI.

Arkansas Department of Education Grant: The Arkansas Advanced Placement Professional Development Center has received 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 March 1, 2018, will be allocated based on the date the registration is received. Once grant funds are exhausted, districts are responsible for the registration fee.

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