ART HISTORY

John Gunnin

johngunnin@gmail.com

John Gunnin teaches AP* Art History and AP* Studio Art at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. He has served as the co-chair of the AP* Art History Development Committee for the College Board. He has also been a question leader for the AP* Art History exam reading. In addition, he has served on the College Board* Curriculum Revision Committee and is one of the authors of the current AP* Art History Curriculum Framework. He was named the Orange County Arts Educator of the Year for 2007 and the Corona del Mar High School Teacher of the Year for 2009 and 2016

AP* Art History 
AP* Seminars Silicon Valley Summer Institute 2018
 
Agenda for Pedagogy, Content, and Organization in a flexible presentation
 
1. Introductions: Who are we and what do we hope to gain from this week?  
     Reflections on the new course: What are my priorities going forward?   
     
2.  AP* Courses:  rigor, empowerment, and future success for our students 
      Equity and Access, Promoting your course

3.  Presentations for Day 4: TBA

4.  Overviews: The Curriculum Framework & the class
            • Big Ideas & Essential questions
            • Learning Objectives—what students do
            • 3 kinds of analysis—Formal, Contextual, Comparative
  • The Image Set:
           •  Essential Knowledge and Enduring Understanding
            • The content areas & percentages
  • Using works outside the list

5. The AP test:
• The AP Art History Reading: What did students ace or bomb?
• Analytic scoring-- long and short FRQ’s
• APAH Practice Exam & published sample questions
• Analyzing and writing MCQ’s (types of questions)
• Analyzing and writing FRQ’s
   
6.  How do I start the year?
• Creating a calendar
• Communicating with students
• The first day & the first week
  
7. Structuring the class: Strategies for success
•  Connecting works with Themes
•  Vocabulary, Note-taking, & Organizers
•  Reading assignments, homework, flipping the classroom            
•  Unit Tests—MCQ, essay, identification
• Developing Writing skills
• Research methodology
• Reviewing for the Exam: Themes/works, essay topics, and Timelines

8.  Powerful Teaching:  Engaging Students with Exciting Pedagogy
          • Designing & Projecting Powerful Presentations: PPT
          • How to ask good questions—practice with a work you know.
          • Making Art History fun: Projects to engage student interest.
          • Best Practices*
• Work on individual Presentations 
 
9.  Syllabus Design, Sample Syllabi & Pacing Guides
• Syllabus Design & approval
          • Daily schemes of work for block & traditional schedule
• Pacing the Year
  
10.  Making Museum Visits Valuable
 
11.   Using Technology

12.  Resources and Textbooks

13.  Post AP test: Ideas for fun and learning

14.  Final Presentations
                 
15:  Summing up, Evaluations and Goodbyes

Class Prep: What to bring:  Your current syllabus for AP* Art History. A list of favorite resources for art history. Three best practices to share with other participants. A laptop computer if possible, plus a storage device.
What to read before the session:  Be familiar with the current Couse and Exam description. Participants will be designing a presentation on one work of art during the session.  Above all, prepare to have fun and learn a lot!