Teaching AP® Physics I

EDUC X 394.08

This online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® Physics I course or are planning to revise or move into an existing program.

Starting at $780.00
As few as 5 days

What you can learn.

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of an AP® Physics I course
  • Learn about the AP® program, timing, and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course
  • Get tips on establishing a classroom experience that inspires students to do their best work
  • Learn strategies for teaching and testing AP®-quality, multiple-choice questions, and free-response essays
  • Create your own syllabus for a two-semester AP® Physics I course
  • Get recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities

About this course:

This online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® Physics 1 course or are planning to revise or move into an existing program. While all participants are required to cover the core material, each individual is allowed to concentrate on the particular course that they teach or plan to teach. Administrators and AP® coordinators should find this course useful, as it explains the design, benefits, and challenges of an AP® physics high school course. Topics include instructional methodologies, textbook overview, AP® Course Audit syllabus development, curriculum resources, and the selection and planning of appropriate inquiry-based lab experiments. A highlight of this course will be learning how to create instructional materials to build and/or strengthen the students' conceptual understanding of physics principles as suggested by the latest physics education research. A portion of the program is particularly designed to focus on the new and experienced AP® teacher who may have classes composed of students who historically have been underrepresented in AP® courses. Materials published by The College Board are the basis for the readings. Hands-on assignments should prove useful and practical for teachers setting up their course.

Summer 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Dolores Gende
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ENROLL BY: Jun 19, 2023
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Registration for the AP courses is a two-step process:

Step 1: Register for your AP® Summer Institute course(s) on the UCLA Extension Online College Board website.

Step 2: Once registered with the College Board, please click “Enroll Now”, above and follow the prompts to checkout and pay for your course. You will be enrolling in the course and paying the course fee to UCLA Extension.

A digital, downloadable version of the College Board workbook will be provided prior to the class start date. The cost of the digital text is included in the course fee.

If hardcopies are preferred, teachers can purchase hard copies of CED on CB Public store for $35 at the College Board Store, here: https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/enter.do

In the event of refunding out of the class, there is a $70 nonrefundable amount to cover the cost of workbook, in addition to the standard $30.00 nonrefundable amount, totaling a $100.00 nonrefundable amount.

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If you have any questions about this registration process, please email onlineccc@unex.ucla.edu.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 14, 2023

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