APSI Art History with John Gunnin
Goal: Address Pedagogy, Content, and Organization to transform your class this coming year.
1. Introductions: Unpacking an artwork. Who are we and what we want. Overview
2. AP Courses: Equity and Access, Registration, Promoting your course
3. Presentation/activity assignment
4. Course Overview: Discussing Art: Get your feet wet!
• Basics of moving through the course
• The New Course and Exam Description
• Art Historical Thinking skills (8)
• Course Content: The Image Set (10 units)
• Essential Knowledge & Learning Objectives
• Practice: unpacking art works: depth and breadth
• AP Audit & AP Classroom overview
5. Meet the AP test:
• The new sample questions
• Analyzing and writing MCQ’s (recognizing types of questions)
• Adapting old questions to the new format
• APAH Practice Exam & new sample questions
• Analyzing and writing FRQ’s
• Scoring Practice for FRQ’s
•Review of the AP Art History Reading: What did students ace or bomb?
6. Starting the year
• Planning & recruiting
• Creating a calendar
• Communicating with students
• The first day & the first week
7. Strategies for teaching skills and content
• Instructional approaches and lesson planning
• Note-taking & Organizers
• Reading assignments, homework, flipping strategies
• Sample Unit Tests—MCQ, essay, identification
• Developing Writing skills
• Research methodology
• AP Classroom: Personal Progress Checks
• 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 lead a discussion—practice with a work you know.
• Developing context
• 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: fill out your master calendar
10. Using the Museum Pre-assignments for Skills 5/6
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
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!