Overall Schedule: (All times listed are PST)
● Start each day in the morning with all group video conference (8 to 11:30)
● Break – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
● 12:30 – 3:00 pm* – Divide time between small group work (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.
● 3:00-3:30 pm* – End of day check-in (all group, Zoom chat)
Typical daily schedule (customized each day; times are approximate)*
• 8:00-9:00 am Reconnect - discuss the “big important ending question” from the day before, discuss results of group work from the previous day, questions, etc.
• 9:00-10:00 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)
• 10:00-11:00 Content/Skills topic of the day (one of the units of the CED - demonstrations/activities tied to psych vocab, pedagogy advice)
• 11:00 – 11:30 Get ready for group work - establish your goal for the day, explain how to “turn it in”
• 11:30 – 12:30 pm Break
•12:30 – 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)
•3:00 – 3:30 End of day check-in (all group, Zoom chat)
*Friday’s session will conclude at noon.
Monday July 26:
• Welcome! Introductions and orientation to our materials/resource
• What will our week look like? Group work and your personal choice project
• Discussion: Structuring your AP Psychology Course. Tour of the CED & planning sheets.
• Unit 1 Scientific Foundations
• Group work: how will you use the CED for your course planning? Looking through the whole CED. Overall class organization. How will you order your units? Pacing/curriculum guides? What will your “workflow” be for your class?
• On your own:
• do the released practice exam (100 multiple choice questions) - score your own exam complete the 2007 Topic Analysis, 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 27:
• Reconnect: results of group work. How will you use the CED? How will you organize your units? Share plans for personal choice project. How was the released practice exam? What did you learn?
• The AP Psychology test: what’s the Multiple-choice section all about?
• AP classroom: what it is and how can it be used
• Unit 2 Biological Bases of Behavior
• Group work: how do you, or will you, use AP Classroom? What resources will you use to make assessments and get your students practice with multiple choice items?
• On your own: start work on your personal choice project. Update Kristin about any changes in your plans.
Wednesday, July 28:
• Reconnect: Share results of group work - how will you use AP Classroom? Share tips. How will you help students practice for MCQ’s? 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: How do you, or will you, teach students how to write FRQ’s?
• On your own: work on your personal choice project. Make sure to let Kristin know if you have any questions.
Thursday, July 29:
• Reconnect: share your group work – How do you/will you teach students how to write FRQ’s?
• Unit 3: Sensation & Perception
• Group work #1: by now you’ve seen many (many!) psychology activities/demonstrations. How do you plan on using activities and demonstrations in your class? What are some of your favorites? List on your slide & if possible, upload a copy into our Google drive (Great ideas from APSI participants! AP Seminars Silicon Valley).
• Group work #2: 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: finalize work on your personal choice project & add your slide to Day Four.
Friday, July 30
• Reconnect: share your group work. what are your favorite activities, demonstrations, resources? Time to share! How will you keep all of your stuff organized?
• Show off your stuff! Sharing your personal choice projects
• The exam is over…now what?
• Goodbyes! Final questions, tearful farewells!