- Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development Continuing Education and Professional Development
The course provides students with an overview of the basic structure and content necessary for an Advanced Placement United States History course. The course will address:
• Crafting historical arguments from historical evidence
• Chronological reasoning
• Historical interpretation and synthesis
• Application of key concepts and themes
During the four day workshop the class will work with a variety of materials including teacher-designed lessons, AP examinations and sample student responses. In addition, changes for the exam and content of the course will be discussed. The workshop will also focus on strategies beyond "lecture." Participants will share their "best practices" with the class. The instructor will emphasize reading interpretation, political cartoon analysis and graph and chart interpretations.
Please note: The College Board will be redesigning the AP U.S. History course and exam for the 2014-15 school year. The College Board has indicated that the full scope of the redesigned course and exam will only be available in the institutes in 2014. However, the U.S. History APSIs for summer 2013 will focus on the new curriculum framework for about 20% of the time of the institute so that the participants will be able to get an idea of the changes that will take place in 2014-15.
Instructor: Alyce Loesch currently teaches history at Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut and is an adjunct instructor for the University of Connecticut, in the Early College Experience.. She has been teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History for 12 years.
She has served as a reader for the APUSH exam for nine years. She holds an M.A. in American History from Hofstra University and is a two-time winner of the Connecticut Celebration of Excellence Award. Ms. Loesch was recognized by her school district and peers as a "Spotlight" educator.
Course Number: EDU 524 section: TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
July 8- July 11; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $750
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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