This four-day session will provide an important opportunity for teachers to understand the new AP Art History curriculum framework and the demands of the previously instituted redesigned course. Participants will be presented with strategies for implementing the new curriculum, including information on syllabus development, course pacing, creating assessments, and integrating a student research component. Participants will have the opportunity to focus on designing a course that will embrace the new curriculum. Classroom activities will be modeled that will help participants and their students gain more in-depth knowledge of both familiar and unfamiliar works in the new 250-image set. The emphasis will be on creating a course that works for our 21st century students that embraces a more global perspective and one that prepares them to become effective learners, thinkers, and writers.
Particular emphasis will be placed on areas that have a greater presence in the curriculum redesign, such as the Pacific, Africa, and the Indigenous Americas. Participants will develop tactics and activities for teaching areas that are less familiar, and they will have ample opportunities to learn, acquire, and share best teaching practices and resources. Strategies for incorporating technology, digital images, and online resources into the AP Art History course will be presented as well. At the end of the session, participants will walk away with practical materials, activities, and strategies to immediately promote active student-centered learning in the classroom and prepare students for the reformatted test that aligns with the revised AP Art History Curriculum.
Consultant: Alison Napier (read bio)