AP Mentoring provides online, teacher-to-teacher support for AP teachers of all experience levels through two programs: A year-long option, offering 10 mentoring sessions, and a four-session Spring Support option offering assistance in the months before the AP Exam administration.
Registration is now closed for both programs and will reopen in March 2018.
How It Works
Mentees choose an available AP mentor in their subject and join that mentor's group of up to four mentees.
Each group uses an online platform to schedule sessions and share documents, and meets online monthly through video chat.
Teachers enrolled in the year-long program complete 10 hour-long sessions over the course of the school year. Teachers enrolled in the Spring Support program complete four hour-long sessions during the spring semester.
Feedback Early and Often
Mentees are active participants. They work with mentors to set goals, analyze and modify their own teaching practice, and share feedback with their fellow mentees.
In between sessions mentees complete a reflection assignment designed to help them apply what they’re learning in the classroom.
Why Enroll in AP Mentoring
Research shows that peer mentoring can be highly effective in supporting teacher's practice when it’s sustained over the course of the school year and provides opportunities for reflection and application.
AP Mentoring enhances your teaching skills by focusing on AP requirements that will improve student performance.
Meaningful collaboration with other educators who teach the same AP subject.
Personalized feedback that can be applied in the classroom right away.
Year-long program only: 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) for full participation (at least 9 out of 10 sessions plus completion of reflection assignments).
Teacher-to-teacher support no matter where you live and work.
Supplement skills you learned at an AP Summer Institute or an AP one-day workshop.
Sample Mentoring Session Topics
Mentoring sessions will be focused on topics that develop your instructional skill set.
AP Computer Science Principles
Scaffolding the computational thinking practices to build proficiency
Using instructional strategies to develop students' collaboration
AP English Literature
Analyzing how writers use literary devices and techniques to convey thematic ideas
Constructing analytical arguments about literary text
AP U.S. History
Analyzing primary sources to explain their significance to a historical question
Using rubrics to improve student performance
How to Enroll
Registration is closed for both the 2018-19 year-long AP Mentoring program and the 2019 AP Mentoring Spring Support program. To indicate your interest or to receive more information, please complete our interest form. A staff member will follow up with you when registration opens in March 2018.