This program is designed to prepare the teacher for the rigors of the gauntlet known as the advanced placement art history course and exam. The instructor will emphasize the creation of a logical curriculum to meet the needs of students as well as to allow for a teacher's self-expression in the classroom.
The course will emphasize both lecturing and non-lecturing techniques and provide creative examples of both strategies. Discussion will also center on the exam itself, and how different teaching techniques address different aspects of the exam. Participants will be encouraged to create their own lessons during the workshop, and leave the course with a fully self-designed curriculum in place, and a series of sample lessons from each period. One full day will be devoted to the teaching of Art Beyond the European Tradition. The non-Western question on the exam will be addressed with an exploration of relevant key monuments.
Instructor: John Nici is an adjunct professor of art history at Queens College, and teacher of advanced placement art history at Lawrence High School. He has taught college courses over a wide range of the curriculum, from Medieval Art through Impressionism. He has specialized in art history pedagogy and has published several texts on the subject including Advanced Art History (2004) and Barron's Guide to the AP Art History Exam (2008) now in its second edition. He serves as a consultant to the College Board on Art History and a Question Leader in the grading of the Advanced Placement exams, which over 20,000 students now take. He has also published articles and delivered talks on a number of subjects, including Delacroix and medieval crowns. In 2004 he was granted the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty by Queens College.
Course Number: EDU 524 section:TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
July 30- July3; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or in-service: $795
Application & Registration Instructions
The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $750 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.
You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.
The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.
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