If you’re a teacher of an Advanced Placement (AP) class, mark your calendar for July 26 – 30 for the AP Annual Conference 2017 in Washington, DC. This annual conference is the largest gathering designed for the professional development of the AP and pre-AP communities. This year the conference will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, less than two miles from our Washington DC bed and breakfast. Attendees of the AP conference will get the opportunity to learn methods on increasing access to AP classes as well about the new technologies available for your classroom. Additionally, you will get the chance to meet and connect with a variety of fellow AP teachers from across the country.
The program will consist primarily of educational sessions that will be divided by subject in addition to more general topics. There will be sessions that focus on the results of the exam, boot camps on how to prepare your students, and strategies to improve the test scores. A few of this year’s topics are: Weaving Service-Learning into the AP Curriculum, Teaching Students to Ask Better Questions, Synced for Success: Teaching AP with Technology, and Increasing Access, Maintaining Rigor.
Registration for the AP Annual Conference 2017 is now available on their website, and the fees are as follows: If registered by May 15th, it is $350 for Main Conference Members, $400 for Main Conference Nonmembers, and $190 for Pre or Post-conference Members. From May 15 – July 26 fees are: $400 for Main Conference Members, $450 for Main Conference Nonmembers, and $240 for Pre or Post-conference Members.
If you’re looking for an affordable and convenient place to stay during the conference, check out our DC B&B room rates. Our charming and historic DC accommodation provides guests with great amenities, friendly innkeepers, immaculate rooms, and a delicious homemade breakfast special every morning. Each of our rooms are unique and vary in size to accommodate both single and double-occupancy, and our room rates range from $149 to $249 plus tax per night. We hope you join us!
Shannon Stiles, Innkeeper at American Guest House