The APEX Program
Throughout the program, APEX gives the participants access to downloadable artifacts that may be adapted for use in a variety of school contexts.
APEX assignments are created to simulate on-the-job tasks, allowing participants to build a portfolio of references to use now or in the future.
The readings for each course vary, but in general, participants purchase 2-3 texts in order to complete the required reading assignments.
Most courses are four weeks in length, and participants may take stand-alone courses or progress through a systematic scope and sequence.
Courses are meant to deliver timely content while being flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of teachers and administrators.
Each course features mostly asynchronous content through an online learning management system, as well as up to four synchronous online discussions.
NUTS AND BOLTS:
Course fees are $250 per course for non-Great Hearts participants.
Participants need to purchase the course books, which will add between $15 and $80 to the course expense.
Each course provides 12-16 hours of activity over the four-week period, providing 1.5 CEUs (summer courses are slightly compressed).
All courses contains synchronous elements that last no longer than an hour. Please be prepared to attend one synchronous meeting a week (typically, on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. MST).
We strongly recommend 1-3 years of experience as a classroom teacher before taking our courses. At least one year of teaching experience as a full-time classroom teacher is required to take most of our courses.