Teacher Programs: Advanced Placement Summer Institutes

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 (formerly Studio Art). Designed for any level AP* teacher, participants earn one graduate credit from SAIC after receiving 30 hours of AP* Summer Institute instruction.

Registration for APSI 2020 is now open!

In response to COVID-19, the scheduled session in Art History has been cancelled. Our Art and Design sessions have moved online. Please visit the Art and Design page for more detailed information.

APSI Studio Art and Design Session 1July 6-10, 2020
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

APSI Studio Art and Design Session 2: July 27-31, 2020
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

APSI Studio Art and Design Session 3: August 3-7, 2020
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

While professional development is not required to prepare for 2020-21 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 2020 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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