Art and  Design

David Tamori
Currently, David is the Chair of the City of Oroville Arts Commission and President of the Artist of River Town. He is also a College Board* Advanced Placement® Art & Design workshop consultant/presenter and a Chief Reader/Scoring Leader/Reader for the Praxis Exams. He has been a Reader and Table Leader at the AP Scoring sessions, and he serves as a member of the University of California Cadre of Visual and Performing Arts Experts, Commission on Teacher Credentialing Bias Review Committee and The Commission of Accreditation Site Visitation Team and examining teacher presentation programs. He was a California Art Project Staff member. California Art Education Member and a past officer and National Art Education 
Association Member since 1974. He received the California Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Educator in 1992, California Art Education Association Outstanding Visual Program award in 1996, and the National Art Education Association Pacific Region Secondary Art Educator Award in 1999.
2018-19 Butte County Office of education VAPA Coordinator and Region II Lead.
1973 to 2010: Oroville High School Art Teacher, VAPA Chair and Head Wrestling Coach. David's teaching assignments have been Art/ Art Appreciation, Art II/ Graphic Design, Advanced Art, AP® Art & Design and Adult School Ceramics/Sculpture. He has mentored over thirty-five teachers over the years. He has contributed to the standards developed and content for all of the current Art Teacher assessments: National Board Certification of Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, PRAXIS, and CSET Exams. He served in the U.S. Army and on the U.S. Department of the Interior Junior Duck Stamp Curriculum committee and helped in introducing the fifth standard in California's VAPA framework. 
AP Seminars Silicon Valley Online, 2020
Art and Design 
Day 1 Part 1: Understanding the Course
8:00-9:30    Activity A Welcome, Introductions.
9:30-10:30   Learning Goals and Approaches, Activity B Using the Course Framework
10:30-11:30   Activity C What is a Sustained Investigation?
11:30-12:30   Break
12:30-1:30   Continue with Activity C
1:30-3:00   Inquiry and Making/Communication and Reflecting
Day 2 Understanding, Planning and Teaching the Course 
  8:00-9:00   What are Selected Works?  Activity D
9:00-10:00   Activity E generating Possibilities for Investigation 
11:00-12:00 Break
12:00-1:00   Activity F Formulating Questions to Further Sustained Investigation
1:00-2:00   Activity G   What are AP 2-D and Design, AP 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing?
2:00-3:00   Inquiry and Making/Communication and Reflecting
12:40-3:00   Activity H Setting Learning Milestones 
Day 3 Part 3 Teaching the Course
8:00-10:00    Activity H Setting Learning Mileston
10:00-11:00   Activity I Practicing, Experimenting, and Revising with Material, Processes, and Ideas
11:00-12:00   Break
12:00- 1:00   Continue Activity I Practicing, Experimenting, and Revising with Material, Processes, and Ideas
1:00-2:00   Activity J Connecting Visual and Written Evidence
2:00-3:00   Inquiry and Making/ Communication and Reflecting 

Day 4 Part 4 Assessing Student Progress and Understanding
8:00-9:00   Activity K Skillful Synthesis of Materials, Processes, and Ideas
9:00-10:00   Activity L Striving for Equity and Access Using the Growth Mindset 
10:00-11:00   Activity M Formative and Summative Assessment 
11:00-12:00   Break
1:00-2:00   Activity N Presenting Art and Design for interpretation
2:00-3:00   Inquiry and Making/ Communication and Reflecting   
Day 5 Becoming a Member of the AP Community
8:00-10:30   Activity O Scoring Portfolios
10:30-11:30   Activity P AP Course Audit and AP Resources.
11:30-12:30 Break
12:30-1:30   The Course Audit and AP Resources
 1:30-2:30   Best Practices
 2:30-3:00   Communication and Reflection