The U.S. History AP exam was completely re-designed for the 2014-15 school year and this course will reflect those changes. Please note: We are offering one session this summer, July 27-30. You should register early to avoid being closed out.
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 the new college level United States History course covering nine chronological periods from 1491 to the present. The instructor will focus on the organization of instructional units and pacing necessary to address the required components of the new course currently being implemented by the College Board. The selection of appropriate college level materials-textbook as well as primary and secondary source readings and other ancillary resources-for use in developing the instructional units will be considered. Instructional strategies to be applied throughout the course to help students strengthen their historical thinking and analytical writing skills will be emphasized. Based on experience with the 2015 APUSH examination, suggestions for preparing students for success -Document Based and Long Essays as well as the new type of multiple choice and shorter extended response questions-will also be discussed. In addition, special emphasis will be given to creating multiple choice and short answer questions for classroom practice. Since Mrs. Grant has been participating in the College Board's national training for the implementation of the new Advanced Placement History courses, the workshop will reflect her understanding of the major changes as well as her recommendations for addressing these changes. As time permits, in addition to considering instructor-generated materials, opportunities will be provided for collaboration with other participants in the planning of curriculum units.
Instructor: Alice D. Grant was Social Studies Department Chair (6-12) at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, New York. 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 Councils 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. In the last three years, Alice has been participating in the College Board's national training in preparation for the implementation of the new Advanced Placement History courses.
Course Number: EDU 524 section: TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
July 27 - July 30; 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 $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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