AP Summer Institute

2021 AP Summer Institute Canceled

Please note that the 2021 Advanced Placement Summer Institute has been canceled.
June 22 - 25, 2021 (Tuesday-Friday)
Art History (Combined)
Chemistry (New Teachers)
English Literature & Comp. (Combined)
Macroeconomics (Combined)
U.S. History (Combined)

June 28 – July 1, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)
Chemistry (New Teachers)
English Literature and Composition (Combined)
Microeconomics (Combined)
U.S. History (Combined)
Combined = New & Experienced Teachers

AP Summer Institute for Teachers

List of 5 items.

  • Art History (New & Experienced Teachers)

    This AP Art History summer workshop will help prepare high school teachers for the Art History Course Curriculum Framework. Topics will include developing a syllabus (and pacing the course), an analysis of the new course framework (Big Ideas and Learning Objectives), an overview of the required 250 works of art (and the commensurate Enduring Understanding and Essential Knowledge for each of the 10 content areas), textbooks and websites as resources, art historical methods, ways to teach architecture, writing questions for the new examination, sample units, making art history relevant to students, basic research methods, and a discussion of why AP Art History matters as a course in high school. Additional topics and field trips will be developed in response to the interests and specific needs of the teachers attending the workshop.

  • Chemistry: (New & Experienced 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 Literature & Composition (New & Experienced Teachers)

    During our four days together, we will address the changes to our AP English Literature curriculum and work with the new rubric for grading the national exam, effective June 2020. We will analyze multiple-choice questions from previous AP English Literature exams, noting the minor adjustments that College Board has made to the multiple-choice section of the exam. You will be given the opportunity to draft a syllabus that meets the new curricular requirements, emphasizing equitable access as a guiding principle.  Both new and experienced teachers should profit from our focus on classroom strategies for teaching poetry, fiction, and drama. We will explore methods for improving students’ composition and critical thinking skills. We will learn how to apply the many new resources College Board has added on-line: the Unit Guides, expanded AP Question Bank, and Progress Dashboard. During the week, participants will develop a lesson plan to share with the other participants.
  • Macroeconomics (New and Experienced), Microeconomics (New and Experienced), Micro/Macro combined (new and experienced)

    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. The 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.
  • U.S. History (New & Experienced Teachers)

    This course is for those who intend to teach AP U.S. History or have taught it for several years. We will focus on organizing a course, developing a syllabus, selecting students, choosing textbooks/sources, writing test questions, using media, and the expectations of the AP Reading. Participants will create units, supplemental materials on art/architecture, and address changes in the test and course content due to the Course Redesign.

AP Summer Institute Teacher Bios

List of 5 items.

  • Dr. Michael Bieze

    Dr. Michael Bieze has taught at Marist School in Atlanta for 35 years. He is currently a CollegeBoard mentor for the new AP Art History consultants, has served as an AP Art History Development Committee member, AP Reader, Table Leader, Exam Question Leader, conducted workshops (including online) and summer institutes across the country, represented the AP Art History program at the CollegeBoard National Conference and Workshop multiple times, written AP exam questions for over twenty years, and written several articles for the program and its website. Michael has published several works including two books on Booker T. Washington. He has a BFA in Drawing from Arizona State University, a MA in Art History from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University. 
  • Dr. Louisa Moffitt

    Dr. Louisa Moffitt has taught AP U.S. History at Marist School for the past 35 years.  She has served as an AP reader, table leader, and exam leader for the AP U.S. History reading.  She recently completed her term as assistant chief reader for this exam. In addition, she has been a member of the AP U.S. History Test Development Committee.  She is a CollegeBoard consultant and national leader for the AP U.S. History program. 
  • Mrs. Gigi Muirheid

    Mrs. Gigi Muirheid taught Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition at Marist School in Atlanta, GA, for 26 years. She has served as an AP reader and table leader for the grading of the CollegeBoard National Advanced Placement exams for 14 years. She presently serves as a CollegeBoard consultant, leading AP workshops across the country and summer institutes in the Southeast region. She has conducted a workshop for the College Board National Conference.
  • 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 CollegeBoard consultant, Matt served on the CollegeBoard’s AP Macroeconomics Instructional Design Committee helping produce the new Course and Exam Description and AP Classroom teacher resource materials. 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 OneSchoolhouse.
  • Mrs. Jeanette Stewart

    Mrs. 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 CollegeBoard 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 a member of the CollegeBoard’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.


Mrs. Susan Simon
(770) 936-2230
Fax: (770) 457-8402
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Marist School

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