The intent of this weeklong workshop in AP World History is to introduce the basic strategies, pace, and content of the course to teachers new to the program and to discuss essay evaluative procedures, note-taking suggestions, and recruitment thoughts for the more experienced teachers. Topics discussed will be determined, in part, by the needs of the workshop participants but typically include the following:
- The New Format: The extent to which your course needs to be "overhauled" or "tweaked" will be discussed with an emphasis on how the test has changed.
- Textbook Selection: different publishers will supply an assortment of textbooks for your perusal
- The Acorn Book: College Board says its what you need to successfully teach the course
- To Lecture or Not: There are alternatives: to what extent do you have to repeat what the text already says?
- Note Taking Strategies: Most of your students don't know how to do it. This workshop has several suggestions that will get your kids beyond Cornell and make the textbook relevant
- Is The Course a Stairwell, an Elevator, or an Escalator: One is too slow, one is too exclusive, and one is just right for you! Let's talk pace.
- When Do You Hold Their Hand and When Do You Grab Their Throat: After all, It is A.P. . . and sometimes they have to just do it!
- Essays, Essays, and More Essays! Strategies, evaluative techniques, and rubrics. How do they evaluate them In Salt Lake City and how should you evaluate them in your school? You will read and we will evaluate.
- To Review Or Not: You better do it. And this workshop will have some tried-and-true ideas, including test-taking strategies, graphic organizers, and review terms.
- Sample Lesson Plans: A smorgasbord of lesson plans, some requiring as little as 5 minutes to prepare will be modeled with the idea of melding content with skills.
- The Nine Commandments of Teaching AP History: This is no return from the mountain but in reading for the College Board since the 1980s I have put together a philosophy that might be worth sharing. I know they served me well over the years.
Besides the above, a dvd will be provided with best practices, sample essays and essay responses, Multiple choice guidelines, and much more. Participants are asked to bring a thumbdrive and a copy of their classroom text.
Course Number: EDU 524 section: TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
August 11-14; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $795
Instructor: Charles Hart has been an A.P. World History table leader for the last eight years and has also read A.P. exams in U.S. History and European History since the 1980s. He has facilitated weeklong AP World History workshops in Georgia, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, California, and Arkansas. College Board has asked Mr. Hart to present the AP World History post-conference workshop at the AP Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in 2010. Mr. Hart currently teaches at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Il. and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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