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AP Preparedness Summer Workshops

The AP Preparedness Summer Workshops are designed for Pre-AP® middle school and high school teachers.

July 7-10, 2020

The Summer AP Preparedness Workshops (formerly Pre-AP® Summer Workshops) are designed for high school teachers seeking foundational skills necessary to prepare students for success in secondary advanced academics. These workshops emphasize best practices and strategies to increase rigor in the classroom in order to prepare students for future AP success. Content specific workshops are being offered for English, math, science and social studies.

When: Tuesday-Friday, July 7-10, 2020, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Classes will be held on the Rice University campus.

Only enrolled adults are allowed to participate in the workshops. The workshops cannot accommodate supervised or unsupervised children.

Professional Development Credits: Participants will receive up to 26 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours or 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571.

Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgement will immediately be sent to the email address on your account showing payment confirmation or including instructions for submitting payment via check. In some cases, a course may be full, and you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. A waiting list is automatically created for a course once it has filled to capacity. If a spot should become available in that filled course, and you are next on the waiting list, you will receive an email to the email address on file with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT: Please do not book travel or lodging until enrollment is confirmed.

Rice University requests all participants purchase flight insurance for financial protection in the event of an unexpected emergency or course cancellation.

*AP® and Pre-AP® are registered trademarks of the College Board, which does not endorse, nor was involved in the development and delivery of, this professional development.

Tuition includes parking, lunch and materials.

Early Registration: $545* (until April 7)
Standard Registration: $595* (April 8-June 22)
Late Registration: $645* (after June 22)

*Some courses have an additional $50 supply fee added to the tuition amount. This fee covers the extensive additional supplies necessary for the course.

Please visit the TEA website for updates related to the AP/IB Incentive program. District personnel with AP/IB program responsibilities may wish to join the AP/IB Incentive listserv.

For more information about the Texas AP/IB Incentive Program, please contact TEA directly.

 

A block of rooms has been reserved for participants at the hotel listed below. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations and reserve your room as soon as possible, as the special Workshop rate cannot be guaranteed after the reserved block of rooms has been filled.

Please arrive in Houston the day before your course begins and schedule your hotel reservations accordingly. We have contracted a courtesy shuttle to provide round-trip transportation service from the hotel to the Rice campus.

If you are registered at other hotels, please check with their concierge about transportation to Rice.

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 796-0080
Rate: $149/night standard

 
 Week  Group Link  Deadline
 July 7-10   Reservation Link  June 8

Click here to download a PDF of additional hotel options.

Rice University offers dormitories for your stay within our beautiful campus. Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair. Please do not register for campus housing until you are registered in your desired course. 

NOTE: Campus Housing is only for registered participants of the AP Preparedness Summer Workshops.

 Registration Link
 Check-In Date 
 Check-Out Date
 July 6
 July 10

Check-in: Monday from 3-5 p.m. only. Keys are not available after 5 p.m. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Check-out: Friday from 3:30-4 p.m.
Rate: TBD

Price includes parking, breakfast Tuesday-Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday. Lunch Tuesday-Friday is included with workshop registration.

The following items are NOT provided by Rice housing. You must make arrangements to bring them yourself.

  • Towels
  • Toiletries to include shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • TV, computer (wireless internet is available at no cost)
  • Alarm clock
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hangers

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for information on refunds and cancellations.

Dining Services

Dining services provides breakfast and dinner for campus housing guests.

Campus Parking

Campus parking is included with your tuition and provided in an assigned lot, to be determined. The Rice shuttle bus travels the “inner loop route” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. After that time participants will need to walk across campus to return to their housing.

Information Technology

Free wireless internet access is available throughout campus. No password is necessary.

Fondren Library

Public research terminals are located directly around the reference desk on the first floor of the library. Computers for online catalog searching are also available on each floor. Computer access for e-mail and word processing is not available to the public.

Please refer to our Frequently Ask Questions page for information regarding cancellations, changes, substitutions, wait lists, etc.