Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3177

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Contact Us: 
Jennifer Cepnick
Program Director
(248) 370-3177

Advanced Placement Institute

Sponsored by Oakland University and endorsed by the College Board*, participation in the AP* Institutes will strengthen your school's academic success. OU will hold summer sessions for instructors at the main campus in Rochester, MI. These four-day conferences offer excellent training for both experienced teachers and those that are new to AP*. The program will offer experienced teachers the opportunity to learn about new and emerging trends in their content areas. For teachers that are new to AP*, the program is a chance to become better informed about the fundamentals of the AP* program. Oakland University's institute is ideally suited for department chairpersons, gifted and talented teachers and curriculum coordinators.

Course of Study

  • Structuring AP* courses
  • Responding to student feedback
  • Utilizing a variety of proven teaching methods
  • Preparing students for the AP* exam while keeping instruction engaging
  • Developing AP* exam-taking strategies
  • Reviewing released AP* exams
  • Diagnosing scores-what constitutes a 3, 4 or 5?
  • Sharing a variety of College Board essentials
  • Receiving appropriate AP* textbooks and resources
Expert Instructors

Institute instructors for each subject area have been carefully selected for their experience with AP*. All have taught AP* courses in their respective schools for many years. Most have been part of leading AP* workshops around the country and have read and graded AP* exams.

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers who want to learn how to instruct AP* courses in selected content areas
  • Experienced AP* teachers
  • Teachers of talented and gifted students
  • Teachers, administrators and AP* coordinators who wish to learn how to establish AP* programs in their local high schools or school districts
  • Teachers and administrators who wish to strengthen core curriculum through AP* prep
  • Teachers who want a full review of past  AP* examinations and resources
  • Teachers who want extended opportunities to network with other AP* instructors while gaining needed professional development credit
  • Participants are required to attend the entire workshop.
  • Participants who miss more than 10 percent of the summer institute will not be eligible for a certificate of attendance.
  • Course materials and details about the institute will be handed out at the first session, attendance is highly recommended.

Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.  To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home email or phone on record.

2018 APSI Tentative Schedule

Session 1: June 25-28, 2018

Email Address

English Literature

Kathryn Shelley Barnes


Timothy Farley

Studio Art

Joann Winkler

US Govt & Politics

Alicia Ross

US History

John Struck

Session 2: July 09-12, 2018

Email Address


Kathy Van Hoeck


Gregg Dodd

Computer Science Principles

John Mein


Connie Wells

Session 3: July 23-26, 2018

Email Address

Calculus AB/BC Combined

Joe Brandell

English Language

Sherry Wynn Purdue

English Literature

Kathryn Shelley Barnes

Govt & Politics

Brian Stevens


Jeff Norby

Spanish Language

Jennifer Zachman


Chris Olsen

World History

John Maunu


Daily Schedule
7-7:30 a.m.
Check in
Welcome packs distributed
Light breakfast served
Same as Monday
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-noon
TBD by instructor
7:30-7:50 a.m.
8-10:30 a.m.
First morning session
10:30-10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-noon
Second morning session

Noon to 1 p.m.

1-3:30 p.m.
First afternoon session
3:30-3:45 p.m.
3:45-5 p.m.
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*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home Email or phone on record.
Materials & Info
SCECH- State Continuing Education Clock Hours - Please register HERE  


Included in tuition, all participants will be receiving the AP CollegeBoard Manual for their respective course of study. Participants who register after June 16 for the first session (beginning June 25), after July 2 for the second session (beginning July 9) and after July 16 for the third session (beginning July  23 cannot be guaranteed to receive their CollegeBoard Manual in time for the start of the course due to the time required to ship the materials.


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Billing &
Payment Info
NOTICE: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) with AP College Board for the purposes of administering the class.
Approved Vouchers & Purchase Orders-Third Party Billing

If your school district is paying on your behalf, please complete one of the two following Billing Authorizations based on your personal registration. Please scan or fax back the form and within 7 business days we will send you a Purchase Order Code. (248) 370-3090 fax. This code will allow you to complete your registration through the Purchase Order option at final checkout. 

Billing Authorizations must be received by the following deadlines due to the time required to obtain a Purchase Order code to complete registration:

June 13 for the first session (beginning June 28)
July 2 for the second session (beginning July 9)
July 16  for the third   session (beginning July 23 )

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact PACE,, before beginning your registration. 

To be eligible for a 100% refund for courses that meet either in person, online or distance learning:
  • Participants may self-drop online any time prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds for tuition, books, or materials will occur on or after the course start date.