Program Description

The 2015 Advanced Placement Summer Institute will be held June 15-19, 2015. Course descriptions and instructor profiles, can be found in the menu to the left, or through the following links:

Course Descriptions

Instructor Profiles

Purpose

The Advanced Placement Summer Institute is designed to help beginning, experienced and future AP teachers plan and implement more effective AP programs in their schools. The Institute workshops share with teachers the curriculum content and teaching methods of AP courses and explore the content, structure, and grading of the AP exams. In addition, the class sessions afford teachers the opportunity to interact with colleagues and to discuss issues and concerns surrounding the AP courses they will teach. The intended audience for all classes  are teachers who have never taught AP courses or who have 1-3 years of AP teaching experience.

Location

Classes are located in Tribble Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

For campus maps, driving directions and airport shuttle info see the Maps and Directions page.

Schedule

Friday May 29 at NOON Deadline for online registrations
June 1 Deadline for ALL payments to be received
June 14 3-5pm Check-in for Campus Housing Room Reservations
5-6pm Orientation and Reception Picnic Dinner for Campus Housing Participants
June 15 7:30-8:30am Commuter Check-in, Tribble Hall Room A2
June 15-19 Classes Meet:
Monday -Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Participants can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending this College Board endorsed Advanced Placement Summer Institute for teacher licensing renewal. Participants with 100% attendance records at the AP Summer Institute may receive 3.0 CEUs for participation in this week long workshop. Attendance at all class sessions is required for a teacher to be awarded CEU credit. Participants who attend 90% or more of the AP Summer Institute will receive a certificate of participation. Those who miss more than 10% will not be eligible to receive a certificate of participation. Graduate credit is not available for this AP Institute.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the AP Institute is $595.00 per person. There is an additional $25 lab fee for the participants enrolled in the Chemistry Workshop.

Registration fee includes:

  • Cost of Instruction
  • Course Materials
  • Lunch – Monday through Thursday
  • Break Refreshments.

Housing

South Residence Hall is available for those who wish to stay on campus during the Institute for $395 for the 5 nights. South Hall,  opened in fall 2010, and is the first LEED certified building on the Reynolda Campus. It houses single bedrooms with in-room sink, microwave and refrigerator, hall bath, in a corridor-style layout with a classroom, media room, multiple study lounges, kitchens with televisions, and a recreation space. Our group will be the only group in South Hall during your stay on campus. All teachers in our group will be placed in single bedrooms.

http://rlh.wfu.edu/residences/south-residence-hall/

The fee includes:

  • Breakfast Monday – Friday: served in the Lobby of South Hall
  • Standard Linen Package of:
    2 flat sheets, 1 pillowcase, 1 pillow, 1 blanket, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth
  • Wireless Internet
  • Amenities: Media room, Study lounges, Kitchens with televisions, coin operated laundry

All rooms are smoke free.
We can only accommodate workshop attendees.
A listing of local hotels can be found at:
www.wfu.edu/visitors/hotels/

Graylyn Conference Center: Ask for “Camper Rate” which is $159 for Single Room and $179 for Double Room. Graylyn International Conference Center boasts 96 unique and comfortable guest rooms, each different from the next. The estate was once a private home, and the accommodations reflect that history as room sizes, layouts, and decor are all different.  We invite you to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience on the exquisite 55 sprawling acres.  1900 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem 27106, 336.758.2600, 800.472.9596. Ask for Jennifer McCullough ext 2428. Airport transportation is available for a fee.

Marriott Courtyard University Parkway: Group rate for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute is $95 per night for a double room, or $95 an night for a king with sleep sofa. Newly remodeled in 2012. Please select the dates you arriving and departing: the AP Summer Institute begins at 8:30am on Monday June 17th and ends on Friday noon, June 21st.

Special rate at Marriott Courtyard on University Ave: Last day to book by: 6/1/15, $95 per night:

Book your group rate: AP Summer Institute 2015 >> (link will be activated in February)

Transportation from the airport to campus: If you are traveling from the airport to campus (South Residence Hall) you can arrange ground transportation in advance for $110.00 round trip per person by calling Amy Mohan’s office at 336-758-4414 or email at: mohanab@wfu.edu and pay in advance by credit card over the phone. Please identify yourself as an AP Summer Institute attendee. See this link for more info: http://airportshuttle.benson.wfu.edu/

If you are traveling from the airport to a local hotel you can arrange transportation through Triad Transportation at 336-668-9808 or any ground transportation cab service at the airport for around $67 each way

Registration and Payment

Online registration links can be found on the Course Descriptions page. Click on the link, “Register for this course” just below the course title in which you are interested. This will take you to our Department of Education’s secure site to register. A confirmation will be emailed following successful registration into the workshop. Total payment of $595 (plus $25 lab fee for Chemistry) can be made by credit card or in the form of a check (personal or school district) and must be received within two weeks of registering online along with a copy of your confirmation email. Returned checks will be subject to a $25 service fee. Wake Forest University does not accept purchase orders. Checks should be made payable to Wake Forest University and be mailed to:

Wake Forest University
Department of EDU APSI
PO Box 7266
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Classes are filled on a first received (payment check or credit card) basis. Registration closes at NOON on Friday, May 29, and all payments must be received by Monday, June 1.

Late registrations received after NOON on Friday, May 29th will have an additional $50.00 late registration fee applied.

Overnight payments may be shipped to:

Wake Forest University Dept. of EDU
Tribble Hall Room A2
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Use the mail in registration form below only if unable to register online. All courses are filled on the payment received basis.

WFU APSI Registration Form 2015

Cancellations or Refunds

Wake Forest University will refund both registration fee and housing cost minus $50.00 administration fee if the Coordinator is notified by May 29th. A refund will not be made if the Coordinator is not notified that a teacher cannot attend. Schools may substitute a paid participant with another teacher in the same course without penalty. Individuals will be billed the full amount if a registered participant does not attend.

Financial Assistance through The College Board 2015 AP Fellows and Scholarships

The College Board offers 2 opportunities for scholarships for 2015:

  • AP Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program for high school teachers serving minority or low-income students who have traditionally underrepresented in AP courses. The $1000 scholarships assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP summer Institute. The scholarship is for teachers who have not attended in the past 3 years. Outreach begins in October with an updated AP Central website, including an application link. Teachers must submit an online application including an essay and letter of recommendation by the deadline March 1st: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-grants
  • AP Rural Fellows:  The AP Rural Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program that provides scholarships for high school teachers from schools serving in rural areas of the country. The $1500 scholarship assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP Summer Institute including travel. This scholarship is for teachers who have not attended in the past 3 years. Outreach begins in October with an updated AP Central website, including an application link. Application available October 30. Teachers must submit an online application, including an essay and letter of recommendation, by the deadline of March 1. Notifications emails will go out on April 1st. Deadline to register with an APSI and return the letter of commitment is April 15. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-grants

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Cindy O’Hagan, APSI Coordinator
Department of Education
Wake Forest University • P.O. Box 7266
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: (336) 758-5525 Fax: (336) 758-3635
Email: wakeap@wfu.edu
go.wfu.edu/apsi