Tulane University in New Orleans will host its third Advanced Placement Summer Institute this June 24-27, 2013. These courses will provide a challenging and exciting opportunity for AP teachers to learn new strategies to improve their students’ AP performance.
This summer, make the most of your professional development and join us in New Orleans as we continue our tradition of AP course instruction at Tulane University. Courses offered will be beneficial to experienced and new teachers alike. This is an official College Board-approved APSI.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alex Hand at 504 274-3680.
DATES AND LOCATION
The Advanced Placement Summer Institute will take place June 24-27, 2013. Course hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm. All courses will be near Tulane University’s beautiful Uptown campus at:
Lusher Charter School
5624 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Registration is now open! Click here to register for a specific course online before your session fills up.
For all courses, click below to pay online:
ATTN: Alexander Hand
Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
200 Broadway Street, Suite 108
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Payment Orders should be sent to the same address. Checks must be received by June 7th. Details regarding location, syllabus, and schedule will be sent mid-May.
Payment must be received to complete registration and guarantee your reservation.
Each workshop will cost $600, except AP Administration ($300). Course fees include course-related materials, parking fees, breakfast and lunch.
Tulane University has secured a group rate with Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn, located at 3636 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The following group rates are applicable for the APSI group:
- Single-Quad: $129.00 per night
- Single-Quad St. Charles View: $159.00 per night
All reservations under this rate must be made by May 9, 2013. For more information, or to make a reservation please call 1 (800) 489-9908 and request the group APSI Group. Check out the rooms here
Shuttle Service between the AP Summer Institute site and hotel will be provided daily at no extra charge.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call Alex Hand at 504 274-3680.
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