AP Summer Institute

2024 AP Summer Institute

In-Person Workshops

June 11-14, 2024 (Tuesday – Friday)
Calculus AB ($775) - New Teachers  
Chemistry ($800) - New Teachers 
English Language ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 
Macroeconomics ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 
U.S. History ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 
World History ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 

June 17-20, 2024 (Monday – Thursday) 
Biology ($800) - New & Experienced* Teachers 
Calculus AB ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 
Chemistry ($800) - New & Experienced* Teachers   
Microeconomics ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 
U.S. History ($775) - New Teachers 
World History ($775) - New & Experienced* Teachers 

*Experienced teachers are those who have been teaching AP in that subject for 3+ years or who have attended a previous APSI in the same subject.      

Workshop Descriptions

List of 8 items.

  • Biology (New & Experienced Teachers)

    Participants will learn about the AP Biology Curriculum Framework, how to incorporate inquiry into the AP Biology curriculum, and perform selected laboratory investigations, and share ideas for implementing these activities in the classroom. We will conduct laboratories that will satisfy the requirement for 25% of the AP Biology course to be laboratory-based. Yes--even in a virtual teaching world, we will do labs! Some lab materials will be mailed to you.
    We will take a deep dive into the 2023 AP Biology exam, trends and patterns noticed in student responses, and strategies for improving student performance through intentional instructional design. There will be time allotted for teachers to work on syllabus development and lesson design. Participants will also learn strategies for making their courses accessible for all students through creation of equitable learning environments and equitable course design.
    You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines.
    By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank. Teachers will leave prepared to successfully teach AP Biology, including audit approval, College Board curriculum alignment, and preparing students for the AP Biology exam.
  • Calculus AB (New & Experienced Teachers)

    The goal for the Calculus AB new/experienced teachers APSI is to better equip you to successfully lead your students through the course. We will:
    • Discuss the finer points of the course content.
    • Share effective teaching methodology.
    • Work through various activities (paper, electronic, and online) that can be used in the classroom.
    • Explore concepts with a graphing calculator. (The TI-84 Plus CE will be used for demonstration purposes.)
    • Discuss the AP Exam in detail, exploring the historical six types of free response questions as well as multiple choice questions.
    • Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP Exam to samples of student work.
    • Give you numerous valuable electronic resources developed by several experienced teachers.
  • Calculus AB (New Teachers)

    The goal for the Calculus AB new teachers APSI is to equip you to successfully lead your students through the course. We will:
    • Cover the course content in detail! (Working through all required concepts as well as discussing effective teaching methodology.)
    • Explore each section of the course and exam description (CED), including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements.
    • Introduce the many tools available in AP Classroom.
    • Show how the graphing calculator integrates into the course. (The TI-84 Plus CE will be used for demonstration purposes.)
    • Begin to develop a course plan by unit and topic that incorporates the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar.
    • Discuss the AP Exam in detail, exploring the historical six types of free response questions as well as multiple choice questions.
    • Explore ready-to-use strategies, instructional materials, and pedagogical tools pertinent to the content and skills required for success.
    • Give you numerous valuable electronic resources developed by several experienced teachers.
  • Macroeconomics (New & Experienced Teachers), Microeconomics (New & Experienced Teachers)

    There will be two AP Economics workshops geared towards the varying needs of different teachers. Each will focus on the CollegeBoard course descriptions as the basis of the week’s activities while also providing insight on the AP exam development and grading. The two course-specific weeks will present the fundamental content of each respective course with extra time devoted to lesson plan development. All workshops will emphasize varying instruction, effective assessment strategies, and incorporation of technology and economic simulations consistent with the given curriculum, as well as an in-depth examination of the CED and AP Classroom resources. 
  • World History (New & Experienced Teachers)

    World History is a relatively new discipline and its methodology differs considerably from other approaches to history. This workshop is based on the philosophy that understanding the conceptual structure of the course and the interaction of its component parts is essential to creating effective lessons and assessments in the classroom.  After briefly outlining the “architecture” of AP World History, we will consider proven lesson plans and how they serve as models for creating quality activities in the classroom. Teachers will leave with ready-to-go classroom materials, tech tools, curriculum guides, and assessment items as well as the informed ability to develop these on their own. A significant part of the week will be devoted to teaching the skills necessary for the writing component of the exam with special attention to recent changes in the rubric and essay prompts.
  • Chemistry: (New Teachers)

    This institute will center on the AP Chemistry curriculum framework, guided inquiry activities, AP Classroom ®, and the development of course syllabi for the AP Chemistry audit. There will be an emphasis on acid-base chemistry, atomic theory, electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics. These topics will be reinforced with nightly take-home assignments. The laboratory component will provide participants the opportunity to conduct guided inquiry laboratories and hands-on activities with traditional laboratory equipment as well as Vernier Lab Quest. Teachers will become part of a collaborative environment that fosters sharing of AP Chemistry teaching methodologies. Participants will receive materials such as CollegeBoard manuals, sample notes, test bank, homework and laboratory exercises that can be immediately and easily integrated into their teaching of the AP Chemistry curriculum.
  • English Language and Composition (New & Experienced Teachers)

    In this workshop participants will learn to design and implement the following in their schools and classrooms:
    1.  Instructional strategies to improve student success on free response and multiple-choice questions on the Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition exam
    2. AP exam scoring guidelines and utilize those guidelines effectively and efficiently in scoring sample essays and their student practice exams
    3. Classroom strategies appropriate for college level reading and writing within the first-year college writing program and writing in other college level academic disciplines
    4. Methods for designing units utilizing the unit maps from the College Board
    5. Content of the Course and Exam Descriptions
    6. Personal Progress Checks and AP Question Banks
    7. Fall Registration and AP Policy Changes
    8. Key Takeaways from the Course Changes (Understanding the Course, Planning the Course, Teaching the Course, Assessing Student Progress and Understanding, Becoming a Member of the AP Community)
    9. Syllabi which fulfill the requirements for the College Board Audit in Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition
    10. An academic environment which provides the opportunity for all willing and academically prepared students to take Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition
    11. Criteria of changes to the AP Course and Exam
  • U.S. History (New & Experienced Teachers)

    This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum framework so they can empower their students to be successful in the course and on the AP exam.  We will focus on strategies and activities to teach content and cultivate historical thinking skills.  The course also emphasizes how to help students make, develop, and support historical arguments through analytical writing and the expectations of the AP Reading. 

Distinguished Teachers

List of 7 items.

  • Mr. Andy Randrup

    Andy Randrup (B.S. in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point; M.S. in Teaching Secondary Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam) has taught high school math for 30 years. He has been a College Board AP Calculus Exam Reader since 2014 and has led numerous workshops for The College Board, ACSI, GCTM, and GISA. He also conducted student study sessions across the country for the National Math and Science Initiative. He is a College Board AP Calculus Mentor and Consultant. He is currently teaching AP Calculus AB and serving as the Math Department Chair for Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
  • Mr. Jonathan Henderson

    Mr. Jonathan Henderson has 28 years teaching experience spanning middle school, high school, and university classes. He studied history at the graduate level at Cambridge University, taught in Central Asia as a US State Department Fellow, and in 2007 was a Fulbright Scholar to China. He has been teaching AP World History since 2002 and has served at the AP Reading as a reader, a Table Leader, a sample selector, and a Question Leader. Jonathan is a member of the College Board’s Curriculum and Instruction Team for the current AP World History exam redesign and helped author the College Board’s AP Workshop Handbook for Summer Institutes. He is actively involved in the creation of assessment items for the AP World History national test and helped pilot the LEQ essays that were introduced on the 2018 exam. Jonathan edited and wrote material for several of the major AP World History textbooks, coauthored Fast Track to a Five: Preparing for the AP World History Examination, and contributed to The Sea in World History published in 2017. In 2008 He served on a College Board committee in New York to review and edit the Curriculum Framework for the course rewrite. He teaches AP World History and Humanities at Forsyth Central High School near Atlanta and is an adjunct Professor of History at the University of North Georgia. He can be reached at henderson678@yahoo.com.
  • Mr. José Gregory

    José Gregory obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1998 and then attended the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school. He has worked as an AP U.S. History teacher for twenty years, has attended the AP Reading since 2008, and served as a Table Leader since 2017. The College Board recognized him in 2007 for having the largest number of Hispanic/Latino students in the nation passing the AP U.S. History exam. As a College Board endorsed consultant, Mr. Gregory has facilitated various workshops and AP Summer Institutes around the country. He also serves as a member of the Test Development Committee for AP U.S. History and as the Lead Consultant for the subject. Mr. Gregory currently teaches at Marist School in Atlanta and previously taught at a magnet school for the performing arts, DeKalb School of the Arts, and at Miami-Palmetto Senior High School in Florida.  He can be reached at: gregoryj@marist.com 
  • Mr. Matt Romano

    Mr. Matt Romano has taught both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics since coming to Marist in 2004. He has served as an AP reader for the AP Macroeconomics exam since 2008, was a table leader from 2013-18, and became a Question Leader in 2019. An endorsed College Board consultant, Matt served on the College Board’s AP Macroeconomics Instructional Design Committee helping produce the new Course and Exam Description and AP Classroom teacher resource materials. He is currently serving as high school co-chair on the AP Macro Test Development Committee. In addition, Matt has contributed lesson plans to the fourth edition of the Council For Economic Education (CEE) teacher resource manual and written questions for various ETS assessments on economics. After co-authoring the Fast Track to a 5 test prep manual accompanying N. Gregory Mankiw’s Principles of Economics text, Matt consulted for the AP version of Mankiw’s 8th Edition. Beyond teaching at Marist, Matt also teaches AP Macroeconomics to students throughout the nation via One Schoolhouse.
  • Mr. Randy Gingrich

    Mr. Randy S. Gingrich has been teaching English at all levels for 36 years.  He has taught in Cincinnati Public Schools in Ohio and Gwinnett and Fulton Counties in Georgia.  He currently teaches at the Innovation Academy Fulton STEM Magnet High School. He teaches AP English: Language and Composition and TAG seminars and directed studies. He has been a reader for 11 years at the AP reading and a table leader for 5 years. He has presented frequently at NCTE, AERA, CCCC, GCTE, and GAGE.  He has participated in numerous NEH and Gilder-Lehrman Summer Institutes for Teachers. He received a BA in English and History from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in English Education from Ohio State University. He currently resides in Forsyth County Georgia with his wife and daughter. 
  • Mrs. Audra Brown Ward

    Audra Brown Ward is an Upper School Biology teacher at Westminster in Atlanta, where she teaches AP® Biology and Honors Biology. 

    Audra is a College Board Consultant and a reader and table leader for the AP® Biology exam.  She has led numerous AP® Biology Summer Institutes and one-day workshops and has contributed to various teacher guides and ancillaries for AP Biology textbooks.  Audra received the 2007 NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Georgia and a 2021 O. Wayne Rollins Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at Westminster.

    Audra is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, where she serves as Region VI Coordinator. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc. 
  • Ms. Jeanette Stewart

    Ms. Jeanette Stewart has taught at Marist School since 2004 and has served as an Advanced Placement Chemistry reader since 2009. In addition to serving as a reader, Ms. Stewart is an active consultant who has served as a question writer for the AP Chemistry exam and on several College Board committees. Her work has included piloting the new guided inquiry labs and serving as a reviewer for the AP Chemistry Guided Inquiry Lab Manual for Students. Ms. Stewart is currently high school co-chair of the College Board’s AP Chemistry Test Development committee. This committee is a collaboration between high school and college educators that is responsible for subject matter decisions during the exam preparation process.


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(770) 936-2230


For nearby housing, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Perimeter Center for $129 per night. Reservations can be made online during the registration process by clicking on the “Housing” tab and using the link provided or by calling 1-800-HILTONS or 404-459-0500. Be sure to mention you are affiliated with the Marist AP Summer Institute. To guarantee a room at the contracted rate, reservations must be made by June 1, 2024. Free shuttle service is available to Marist School from the hotel.

General Information

Payment is expected at the time of registration. The refund policy is available on the registration webpage. Refunds will not be given for “no shows”. A registration confirmation will be sent via email. PLU credit will be given. 

Fees include classroom instruction, College Board materials, 2024 AP reading information and sample essays, teacher-designed lesson plans, and sample textbooks. Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided each day. 

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers