AP Summer Institutes provide Advanced Placement course training to middle and high school educators who teach or are interested in teaching Pre-AP or AP courses. UT Austin is offering 30 four-day institutes over a 6 week period this summer at the Thompson Conference Center on UT’s main campus as well as holding one institute – AP Studio Art for Experienced AP Teachers – in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts in Costa Rica.
The institutes will cover specific AP and Pre-AP subjects in Science, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, English and Fine Arts as well as best practices for initiating and maintaining successful AP courses and programs. The institutes and the consultants who lead them are endorsed or approved by the College Board. There will also be UT-Austin faculty guest lecturers in some of the institutes.
Participants who attend in full and complete an AP Summer Institute at UT Austin will receive a certificate stating they have completed 30 contact hours of training in the institute subject. Please visit the UT APSI website to find out more details about the institutes and how to register.
Social Studies Offerings
All social studies courses will take place at the Thompson Conference Center. Please park in Lot 40, located on the corner of Dean Keaton and Red River. Classroom numbers will be confirmed in the building when you arrive.
Institutes designated for new teachers are for those who have never taught Pre-AP* or AP or who have less than two years experience teaching the Pre-AP or AP curriculum in the specific subject. Institutes designated for experienced teachers are for those who have two or more years experience teaching Pre-AP or AP in that particular subject.
Institutes which are not designated as new or experienced are general workshops open to both new and experienced teachers.
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK ONE: June 18 – June 22, 2012
AP Macroeconomics Combined
Lead Consultant: Mary Wolters
Pre-AP Middle School Social Studies Combined
Lead Consultant: Nancy Schaefer
AP Psychology Combined
Lead Consultant: Katherine Minter
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK TWO: June 25 – June 28, 2012
AP World History Combined
Lead Consultant: Christine Curtright Bond
AP US Government and Politics Combined
Lead Consultant: Douglas Henderson
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK FOUR: July 23 – July 26, 2012
Pre-AP High School Geography Combined
Lead Consultant: Linda Hammon
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK FIVE: July 30 – August 2, 2012
AP US History Combined
Lead Consultant: John Irish