This workshop is designed to provide both beginning and experienced participants with an overview of the content knowledge and intellectual skills required for success in a college level European history course covering the period from the Later Middle Ages to the present. The instructor will focus on the organization of units of instruction to address the political, economic, and social themes of the course, the selection of appropriate college level materials--text as well as primary and secondary source readings and other ancillary resources--for use in developing these units, and instructional strategies to help students develop their critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Strategies for improving student performance on the types of assessments used on the AP European History exam--document-based and free response thesis-driven essays, as well as multiple choice questions--will be emphasized. In addition to considering instructor-generated resources, opportunities will be provided for the sharing of best practices by the participants.
Instructor: Alice Grant is a former Social Studies Department Chair (6-12) at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, New York. In addition to being a member of the NYSED Committee, which designed the United States History and Government assessment, Alice co-authored the Connections Column for United States History and Government in the NYSED Social Studies Resource Guide.
A consultant to the College Board in AP United States and European History and Pre-AP Social Studies instruction, Alice has taught graduate level courses for AP history teachers and methods courses for pre-service teachers and has presented numerous workshops on pre AP, AP and Regents teaching strategies throughout the region.
Honored by both the Westchester and New York State Council for Social Studies with the Distinguished Social Studies Educator Award, Alice is also a charter member of the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning.
Course Number: EDU 524 section: TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
July14 - July 17; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 $795 (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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