AP Seminars Silicon Valley 2023

2 Units
Palo Alto
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for AP Seminars Silicon Valley Only

Outstanding College Board endorsed presenters will provide teachers in the Advanced Placement Program with the skills and materials you need to successfully teach AP. These courses are appropriate for both new and experienced teachers. These seminars have been taught at Stanford, Palo Alto High School, and online.

AP Seminars Summer Institute offers unique and intensive experiences supporting teachers in the instruction of rigorous and exciting courses that prepare their students for Advanced Placement exams. Each course is led by a College Board-endorsed consultant and each teacher receives College Board materials.

Participants must adhere to the following requirements to be eligible for university credit:  1) Register for university credit within one week of your attendance at one of the three offered sections of the Summer Institute and 2) Provide active participation in all classroom hours of Summer Institute. Your transcript will indicate a grade of pass or fail.  For the online offerings, in order to pass the course, you must attend all synchronous sessions and complete assignments given to you by your presenter. The final decision on your grade will be solely that of your presenter.

Choose one section to attend:

  • Week 1 Online (001):  July 17-21, 2023        Computer Science Principles, Spanish Literature Culture
  • Week 2 Online (002):  July 24-28, 2023        Computer Science A, European History, French Language & Culture, Spanish Language & Culture, U.S. Government & Politics
  • Week 2 In-Person (003):  July 24-27, 2023    Art and Design, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Economics (Micro & Macro combined), English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Physics 1, Precalculus, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. History, World History: Modern

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for educators that teach AP courses.

Registration in the corresponding AP Seminars Silicon Valley Summer Session: http://www.apseminars.com/

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What You Will Learn

The College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of professional development. Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable. Teachers who attend an AP Seminar in 2023 will be able to:

  • Understand the course - the course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam
  • Plan the course - sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills
  • Teach the course - effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time
  • Assess student progress and understanding - learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.