Welcome! Augsburg University is excited to host another Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) this June and July. The APSI is designed to support all aspects of AP courses, encompassing AP methodology, class assignments and exams, course curriculum, as well as offering strategies for AP course instruction.
What a year it has been! Online teaching…online learning…students taking AP exams from their homes…gas prices lower than $1.00?!! These are truly some unusual times for everyone, and our summer operations at Augsburg are no different. We have worked with the College Board to move our APSI to an online environment this summer. What does this mean, and how will it look for you this summer?
We have decided to continue offering our APSI over two weeks; however, you are no longer bound by location. You can pick the subject you want and then, based on availability, pick your week. We will be utilizing Moodle as our Learning Management System (LMS). You’ll receive access to Moodle the week before the APSI when your instructor will have discussion threads and videos available to view before you come together the week of the APSI.
Pick your favorite Zoom background! We’ll be utilizing this platform for the synchronous learning pieces of the week. The consultants are designing both large and small group sessions using this platform while also utilizing Moodle as a supplement.
We are excited to announce that we have recruited some of the best known consultants in their fields of study. Many of the consultants have leadership experience at the readings, and others have contributed portions of content for the different AP subjects. Finally, we are excited to be chosen by the College Board to host the only AP Coordinator workshops in Minnesota. These will be offered at both our Minneapolis and Rochester locations.
Registration is submitted online using a teacher’s College Board account. TEACHERS SHOULD REGISTER THEMSELVES FOR THE APSI! Immediately after registering, you will receive a “pending email”. You will remain in pending until we receive payment. If you paid for the registration with your credit card, it is typically approved within 2 business days or less. Registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation once they have been “approved” for the workshop. The second email will provide specific details about the institute and more information from the presenter.
NOTE: If an administrator wants to pay for the workshop with a credit card, the teacher can forward their “pending confirmation” email that they will receive immediately after registering for the APSI.
WE HAVE REDUCED OUR REGISTRATION FEE FOR THIS YEAR’S WORKSHOP! Workshop tuition includes instruction by a College Board-endorsed consultant, all College Board instructional materials, and OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT.
On or before May 29, 2020: $650
May 30, 2020 of after: $745
On or before June 12, 2020: $650
June 13, 2020 of after: $745
Minnesota Teacher Scholarships
Minnesota teachers who are teaching or plan to teach an AP* course are eligible for a scholarship from the state. This year, the Minnesota Department of Education expects to reimburse school districts $600 for tuition and an additional $150 for room and board (this includes hotels) for each teacher attending an Advanced Placement* Summer Institute. Depending upon the total number of enrollments for this summer, MDE may be able to reimburse school districts up to the full cost of the Institute; unfortunately, that decision will not be made until after all summer institutes have closed.
Please Note: Scholarship applications must be sent directly to the MN Department of Education and not to Augsburg University.
College Board Scholarships
The College Board also offers scholarships for anyone to attend APSI’s during the summer. There are three different scholarship funds available through the College Board. PLEASE NOTE: College Board scholarships are due no later than February 11, 2020.
GRADUATE CREDIT and CEU’s
AP Summer Institute participants have the option to earn one (1) graduate credit at no additional cost. Here’s how it works.
- Complete the “Continuing Education Registration” form that will be distributed during the first day of class.
- Participate full-time in your respective workshop
- Complete a final project as determined and graded by the workshop consultant.
Graduate credit will be granted on an A-F scale to participants to any participant who completes these requirements.
Everyone who completes all workshop requirements will receive a certificate of attendance documenting 30 hours of instruction for a total of 3.0 CEU’s. Registration for the AP Summer institute implies agreement to attend all class sessions for the entire meeting time. However, participants who do not attend all contact hours will receive a certificate that reflects the adjusted number of hours attended.
If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you used to register for the institute. Your $400 deposit is nonrefundable. Any cancellation received within 21 days of the start of the institute or during the institute will result in a full forfeiture of all tuition and fees.
If insufficient enrollment or instructor illness requires us to reschedule a workshop, all registrants will be notified of any changes in the published information. If a workshop is cancelled, all registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to an open workshop or receive a full refund.