Advanced Placement Institute
Advanced Placement course teachers at regional sites authorized by the College Board may participate in AP Institutes anywhere in the United States — in or outside the region in which they teach — to gain the critical information, tools and strategies needed to build and advance successful AP programs at their schools. SCAD Advanced Placement Institutes participants experience firsthand the university’s vibrant learning environment and outstanding facilities.
API is for all AP course teachers, both beginning and advanced. Educators become certified to teach AP courses by participating in sessions that focus on group discussions, lectures and syllabi development. All participants address the content of recent AP exams, how AP exams are scored and how teachers can help their students perform well.
Professional learning units
Teachers who require professional learning units to maintain statewide teaching certification may receive PLUs after successful API completion. Each weeklong session includes 30 contact hours of instruction, equivalent to 3.0 SDUs or PLUs. A course record containing the number of instructional hours is provided to teachers following the successful completion of each workshop. This record can be submitted to the applicable state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval.
South Carolina requires that educators participating in AP Institutes receive 45 contact hours in order to receive professional development units for completing the training. All South Carolina educators must contact SCAD at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lamont Moore, education associate, South Carolina State Department of Education, at email@example.com to determine eligibility before registering for SCAD Advanced Placement Institutes.
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