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UT Arlington is pleased to offer the AP Capstone courses in 2018.

Dates: June 25 - 29, 2018
Cost: $1075.00 ($1175.00 if you register after June 10th, 2018).

Teachers and staff from schools approved by the College Board to offer AP Capstone courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — may attend this training. First year teachers of AP Capstone courses are required to complete professional development before teaching either course.

The AP Capstone professional development summer workshop trains instructors to teach college-level thinking and research skills while exploring academic and real-world questions, problems, and issues from different disciplines and from multiple perspectives. Special focus is given to facilitating student learning in collaborative settings, while motivating students to think critically and in innovative ways about research questions.

Each summer workshop runs Monday through Friday. The workshop begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 8:30 am through 12:30 pm on Friday.

If you have questions about your school’s eligibility to offer AP Capstone courses, please contact apcapstone@info.collegeboard.org.

AP Research
AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000?5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense.

AP Seminar
AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.

Register for the AP Capstone at UT Arlington

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