Teacher Programs: Advanced Placement Summer Institutes

Richardella,Michelle APSI 2020, Performance in Classroom with Chairs and Steps Diagram

Michelle Richardella, Performance, 2020

Advanced Placement* Summer Institutes (APSI) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are offered to high school teachers from around the country in the subject areas of Art History and Art and Design. Designed for any level AP* teacher, participants earn one graduate credit from SAIC after receiving 30 hours of AP* Summer Institute instruction.

Registration is now open!  APSI Art and Design sessions will be offered online in 2022. APSI Art History will be offered on-campus in 2022. Please visit the Art History and Art and Design pages for more detailed information.

APSI Studio Art and Design Online Session 1: July 25-29, 2022 with M. Colleen Harrigan and Michael x. Ryan
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT
Register today! 

APSI Studio Art and Design Online Session 2: August 1-5, 2022 with M. Colleen Harrigan and Michael x. Ryan
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT
Register today! 

APSI Art History On-Campus: August 1-4, 2022 with Marsha Russell
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT
Register today! 

While professional development is not required to prepare for 2022-23 AP course updates and new classroom resources, the College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of the professional development offered by the AP. Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable.

Teachers who do attend an AP Summer Institute in 2022 should be able to: 

  • Understand the Course
    • The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam.
  • Plan the Course
    • Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
  • Teach the Course
    • Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time.
  • Assess Student Progress and Understanding
    • Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback.

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