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AP® Psychology

During the APSI Psychology course, you will receive detailed content instruction of AP Psychology, emphasizing the biological and statistical content within it. Proper pacing of your course, writing skills necessary for your learners to be successful on the Free Response Questions along with engaging activities and project ideas will be shared. Time will be set aside to introduce the mandatory AP audit along with resources needed and how to complete it.

Our Emphasis:

  • Creating of a sample syllabus and sample units for the coming year
  • Tackling multiple choice questions in how to successfully answer the sorts of questions that appear on AP exams
  • Writing and successfully answering AP level essay questions
  • Analyzing past exams, including samples from the 2018 exam
  • Planning for what to do after the exam is over
  • Examining available support materials: textbooks, website options, supplementary texts, review books
  • Discussing practical, classroom expectations and the preparation of materials and strategies that can be used on the first day of the new school year

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Course Takeaways

  1. You will have a precise idea of what should be covered in the successful AP Psychology course.
  2. You will have developed a workable pacing guide for your upcoming year.
  3. You will be knowledgeable how the AP Psychology exam is set up and how to best prepare your students.

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Course Schedule

Start and end times, lunch, and breaks will be determined according to institute schedule


  • Introductions
    • You - name
    • Your school - where you teach
    • Your AP course - the number of classes/students, text used, semester/yearlong in length, who will take the course 
  • Institute Objectives
    • Overview of the institute
    • Overview of the AP program
    • Overview of AP Psychology
    • Survey of what you want to accomplish 
  • The Syllabus as a Starting Point; The AP audit
  • Content lectures/ideas/ suggestions/activities and contributions
  • History/Approache
  • Research Methods


  • Content lectures/ideas/ suggestions/activities and contributions
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Content lectures/ideas/ suggestions/activities and contributions on tough topics (as determined by our survey on day 1)


  • The AP Exam: Construction
  • The AP Exam: Grading The Free Response (essay rubrics techniques timing) becoming a reader
  • Media resources
    • “Crash Course” series
    • "The Brain" series
    • "Discovering Psychology 
    • Content lectures/ideas/ suggestions/activities and contributions on tough topics (as determined by our survey on day 1)


  • Construct your Yearly Calendar
  • Content lectures/ideas/ suggestions/activities and contributions on tough topics(as determined by our survey on day 1)
  • Tough Topics
  • Certificates and Survey

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About the Instructor

Hugh CanterburyHugh Canterbury

Hugh has been an AP Psychology teacher since 1992. As a College Board consultant since 1995, Mr. Canterbury been privileged to have conducted numerous one-day workshops and one-week institutes as far west as Phoenix, south as Miami and north as suburban Washington DC, with many places in between. An undergraduate of Berry College, he also has earned M.Ed. and Ed. S. degrees from Georgia State University. He has served as a Reader since 1997. Presently serving on the faculty of South Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA since 2005, he was recognized as STAR teacher, and on the faculty of Griffin (GA) High School.

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