OCDE invites teachers to the 2024 AP in the OC Summer Institute

2024 AP in the OC Summer Institute

The 2024 AP in the OC Summer Institute, hosted by the Orange County Department of Education, is set to kick off virtually from July 22 through July 26, providing a valuable opportunity for both new and current Advanced Placement teachers. 

Endorsed by the College Board, the event will begin daily at 8:30 a.m., offering attendees a comprehensive program designed to enhance their skills and enrich the Advanced Placement — often referred to as AP — instructional experience.

Over its 11-year history, the summer institute has trained more than 2,000 educators, who have returned to their campuses to prepare students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.

“As an AP teacher for 20 years and a two-time participant of AP in the OC, I can confidently share that this professional development is the most beneficial and tangible training for new and experienced AP teachers,” Shelby Rommelfanger, OCDE’s advancing learning coordinator, said. 

Participants in this 30-hour hybrid professional development event, combining synchronous and asynchronous learning, will delve into essential aspects of AP instruction. From mastering AP content intricacies to implementing effective organization techniques and modern teaching methods, teachers will leave equipped with renewed enthusiasm, fresh insights and resources to elevate their classrooms and deliver exceptional AP education, organizers said.

Interested educators are encouraged to take advantage of special early bird pricing, available until May 15 at $600. Following this date, the full conference rate of $650 will apply until May 16, with late registration costing $750 beginning July 14. Registration rates include College Board materials, ensuring attendees have access to essential resources for their AP teaching journey.

“During the Summer Institute, teachers develop relationships with other educators from their same content, receive relevant materials and content that is ready to immediately implement, and engage in meaningful learning opportunities that translate to effective classroom practices,” Rommelfanger said. “Our students directly benefit from this worthwhile professional development by being placed in classrooms with teachers who are prepared and knowledgeable.”

Interested teachers can sign up for the program and learn more about the summer institute at tinyurl.com/APintheOC2024. For all content-related inquiries or general questions, please reach out via email to apintheoc@ocde.us or call 714-966-4157.