AP Summer Institute

2023 AP Summer Institute

June 12 - 15, 2023 
Calculus AB ($775) - New & Experienced Teachers 
Chemistry ($800) - New & Experienced Teachers  
English Language ($775) - New & Experienced Teachers 
June 19 - 22, 2023 
Biology ($800) - New & Experienced Teachers  
U.S. History ($775) - New & Experienced Teachers  
World History ($775) - New & Experienced Teachers 
Register here
June 26 - 29, 2023 
English Language ($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. 

Fees: Payment is expected at the time of registration. See the registration webpage for our refund policy. Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.  All fees must be paid in full before class begins. A registration confirmation will be sent via email. PLU credit will be given. 

General: Institute fees include classroom instruction, CollegeBoard materials, 2023 AP reading information and sample essays, teacher-designed lesson plans, sample textbooks, light breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. 

AP Summer Institute for Teachers

List of 7 items.

  • Biology (New & Experienced Teachers)

    During this workshop, teachers will become familiar with the AP Biology Course and Exam Description, with a focus on the following topics:
    • Structure of the CED
    • Format of the AP Biology Exam
    • Conducting inquiry-based lab investigations
    • Effective use of College Board Resources, including AP Classroom.
    • Instructional strategies and tools that provide students opportunities for success in AP Biology
    • Development of a syllabus for Course Audit submission.
    Participants will become familiar with hands-on laboratory investigations and explore alternatives to these investigations that meet the learning objectives and integrate the science practices of the course. In addition, tools and strategies for modifying traditional experiments into inquiry-based models will be explored.
    We will take a deep dive into the 2022 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. The facilitator will create a supportive and welcoming learning environment that encourages participants to share best practices, to take risks, and fosters a sense of community so that participants have access to a professional learning community long after the workshop is over.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

AP Summer Institute Teacher Bios

List of 7 items.

  • Mr. Andy Randrup

    Mr. 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 29 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. Carlos Barrera

    Mr. Carlos Barrera is a National Board-Certified Teacher at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, GA. He is currently a College Board consultant, a Question Leader at the 2020 and 2021 AP Language scoring/reading and an exam leader in 2022. He is a current member of the College Board’s AP English Language and Composition Development Committee. He is a Co-Lead Consultant, responsible for training new consultants this upcoming year.  He has been a frequent presenter at College Board conferences, including Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America, The AP Annual Conference, and the AP Regional Conferences. Carlos has presented on AP English Language for the Georgia Department of Education since 2008 and served as a Certified Parent Resource Specialist (ESOL) for the Cobb County School District 2015-2017, working as an advocate for the immigrant community. Currently, several of his AP English Language and Literature courses are delivered in Spanish as part of a dual language academy. 
  • 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

    Mr. 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. 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

    Mrs. Audra Brown Ward is an Upper School Biology teacher at the Westminster Schools of 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 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 high school co-chair 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.


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Housing will not be available on site. A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby 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, 2023. Free shuttle service is available to Marist from the hotel.

Marist School

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