AP Summer Institute

Hosted at St. Johnsbury Academy

Visible Sessions:    July 10 July 17 July 24

AP Art History

July 17
Yu Bong Ko

Session 1: Not Offered

Session 2: Yu Bong Ko

Session 3: Not Offered

The newly redesigned curriculum was implemented in 2015 with significant departure from the old format. The inaugural 2016 exam has provided initial insights into the many questions that both first-year and experienced teachers preparing to teach the redesigned AP Art History course have been asking: just how much does one teach beyond the 250 works of art in the Image Set? Why is there so much emphasis on the global content areas and how can one make meaningful thematic connections among these diverse cultures? Where can one find teaching resources beyond the traditional textbooks? How can one better pace the teaching of the course? What will be assessed on the AP exam in subsequent years?

AP Art History Session 2017

Throughout the week, we will place special focus on the following topics of immediate concern related to preparing and teaching the newly redesigned AP Art History curriculum:

Understanding the new curriculum framework and its implications for teaching: 250 Image Set, Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Learning Objectives and Enduring Understanding for each Content Area
How to better pace the teaching of the course
Balancing depth of knowledge and breadth in content coverage
Improving student’s critical thinking, reading, writing, and note-taking skills
Demystifying the AP exam and accessing practice questions
Strategies for creating a learner active and fun classroom
Resources for developing and teaching the course content areas
Incorporating digital technology infused and multimedia classroom
Revising the course syllabus (and submitting a syllabus for the AP Audit)

Participants will have ample opportunities to acquire and share best teaching practices and walk away with practical materials and strategies to immediately promote active student-centered learning in the classroom, including ways to enhance visual literacy: how to help students develop skills in looking at, thinking about and communicating ideas about works of art. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to receive and work with valuable handouts that are in electronic format, such as on a flash drive.

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Art Studio

Session 1: Joann Winkler

Session 2: Joann Winkler

Session 3: Not Offered

This course provides an overview of the content of the AP Studio Art portfolios in Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, and Three-Dimensional Design. A variety of course structures will be considered and issues in drawing, 2D and 3D design, color, sculpture, and painting will be addressed in depth. Participants will work toward a course outline for their own AP Program* courses and will, through simulated grading of sample portfolios, become familiar with grading standards and procedures. Attention will also be given to the preparation of artwork as well as the digital submission of the portfolio. Participants will leave with several textbooks and cloud access to all the handouts and generated materials. There will be homework each night culminating in an exhibit of participant artwork. Bring cameras to document the process and the exhibit.

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