AP* Art History
AP* Seminars Silicon Valley Summer Institute 2019
Agenda: Pedagogy, Content, and Organization
1. Introductions: Unpacking an artwork. Who are we and what we want.
2. AP Courses: New trends in Equity and Access, Registration, Promoting your course
3. Presentation/activity assignment, Museum visit confirmation
4. Course Overview:
The New Course and Exam Description
• Art Historical Thinking skills
• Big Ideas
• Course Content: The Image Set in 10 units.
• The 8 skills of art history
• Learning Objectives—what students will do
• Essential Knowledge
• AP Audit & AP Classroom
Meet the AP test:
• The new sample questions
• Analyzing and writing MCQ’s (types of questions)
• Adapting old questions
• APAH Practice Exam & new sample questions
• Analyzing and writing FRQ’s
• Scoring Practice for FRQ’s
•The AP Art History Reading: What did students ace or bomb?
6. Starting the year
• Planning the Course
• 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 the classroom
• Sample 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 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
10. Teaching in the Art Museum Pre-assignments 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!