AP* Art History
AP* Seminars Silicon Valley Summer Institute 2019
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!