● Start each day in the morning with all group video conference (7:30 to 11:ish PST)
● Lunch and small group work from 11:ish to 2:ish PST (small groups set their own schedule - responsible for getting a group task done by the end of each day)
● Individual work on a project you choose - about 2ish hours a day?
Typical daily schedule (customized each day)
• 8:00-8:30ish Reconnect - discuss the “big important ending question” from the day before, discuss results of group work from the previous day, questions, etc.
• 8:30-9:00ish Big CED topic for the day (an aspect of the CED we should all notice and incorporate into our planning (including AP Classroom demos, interpreting data from the Instructional Planning report)
• 9:00-10:30ish Content/Skills topic of the day (one of the units of the CED - demonstrations/activities tied to psych vocab, pedagogy advice)
• 10:30 – 11:00 Get ready for group work - establish your goal for the day, explain how to “turn it in”
•11:00 – noon Break
• Noon – 3:00 Afternoon is left for group & individual project work. Groups will establish their own schedules (combo of synchronous & asynchronous) - have something to “turn in” by the end of their work time.
You’ll also need to divide this time to work on your own individual project (the one you chose at the beginning of the workshop)
Topics: (note: this schedule will be modified to fit a five day schedule)
Monday July 27:
● Introductions, orientation to our materials/resources, tour of the CED and planning sheets, discussion about “pacing guides”
● Discussion: Group work and your personal choice project
● Unit 1 Scientific Foundations
● Group work: how will you use the CED for your course planning? Make a plan!
● On your own:
○ do the released practice exam (100 multiple choice questions) - score your own exam and be prepared to discuss what you learned
○ Decide on your personal choice project: what do you want to get done by the end of our week?
Examples of projects:
■ Unit plan
■ AP review materials for students to use before the exam
■ Overall pacing/curriculum guide for your course
Tuesday, July 28:
● Reconnect: how was the released practice exam? What did you learn? Share results of group work. Share plans for personal choice project.
● The AP Psychology test: what’s the Multiple-choice section all about?
● AP classroom: what it is and how we use it
● Unit 2 Biological Bases of Behavior
● Group work: how do or will you use AP Classroom? What resources will you use to make assessments and get your students practice with multiple choice items? FRQ items? Make a plan!
• On your own: start work on your personal choice project. Update Kristin about any changes in your plans.
Wednesday, July 29:
● Reconnect: Share results of group work - how will you use AP Classroom? Share tips. Share updated plans for personal choice project and your progress.
● The AP Psychology test: what’s the FRQ section all about? (you’re a reader!)
● Unit 5 Cognitive Psychology
● Group work: What are your favorite teaching resources? What are the things you can’t live without? Do you have favorite websites? Books? Films? Motivational ideas? Assessments? Class starters? Discussion techniques? Games? etc. etc. etc. Discuss and share with your group, then create a list to share.
● On your own: work on your personal choice project. Make sure to let Kristin know if you have any questions.
Thursday, July 30:
● Reconnect: share your group work – what are your favorite resources? Textbook talk. What book do you use? Why? How do you encourage your students to read the book? Share tips. Check-in - personal choice project and your progress.
● Unit 3: Sensation & Perception
● Group work: by now you’ve seen many (many!) psychology activities/demonstrations. How do you plan on using activities and demonstrations in your class? Choose one unit we haven’t covered and work with your group to plan a unit that includes activities/demonstrations.
● On your own: finalize work on your personal choice project.
Friday, July 31
● Reconnect: share your group work. What unit did you plan? What activities/demonstrations are you going to use?
● Show off your stuff! Sharing your personal choice projects
● The exam is over…now what?
● Goodbyes! Final questions, tearful farewells!