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2017 Advanced Placement® Summer Institutes

John Cabot University's week-long AP Summer Institutes are a unique opportunity for teachers to develop effective strategies for instruction of AP® Art History and European History courses in the inspiring context of the Eternal City.

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response over the last year, we are pleased to offer two AP Summer Institutes, one in Art History and one in European History. Please note that spots are limited, so register and deposit early to guarantee your place!

Course Description:
This AP Summer Institute is a unique opportunity for AP® Art History teachers to collaborate while exploring the Eternal City, home to outstanding art and architectural examples dating from the Ancient World to the present – including seventeen of the 250 images in the new AP® Art History Curriculum Framework. Participants will focus on these artworks while developing instructional strategies, assessments, and research tools that support students enrolled in the newly redesigned AP® Art History Course.

Our busy week will be divided between classroom sessions and experiencing Rome's art and architecture first hand. Activities include private guided tours, illustrated classroom discussions, digital handouts and computer lab access, guest lectures by JCU Art History faculty, and collaborative peer presentations.

Participant Outcomes:
• Be familiar with the redesigned AP Art History course, including Big Ideas, Guiding Questions, Enduring Uderstanding Statements, Essential Knowledge Statements, and the Image Set;
• Know the skills and content knowledge students will be expected to demonstrate on the AP Exam;
• Develop instructional strategies, assessments, and research tools for diverse students and classroom settings;
• Access online and text based resources;
• Develop and present a sample lesson based on at least one work from the new Image set;
• Network with supportive AP Art History colleagues.

Course Details:
This APSI is endorsed by the College Board and led by experienced consultant, Margaret Sharkoffmadrid. The fee of $1,950 per participant includes class instruction, College Board workshop materials, 6 nights of accommodation, private tour bus transportation in Rome, daily breakfast, two lunches, welcome cocktail reception, museum entries, guided tours, and guest lectures.

Past Participant Testimonials:
“Only an experienced presenter could have managed the complex logistics. Bravo. This approach has been more thought provoking than any workshop I’ve ever attended.”

“I was astounded at how much we saw, by the erudition of the guides and the smooth operating of the course. I have learned so much!”

 “This course exceeded my expectations which were already high. Superior organization in all areas. The changes and requirements of the new AP art history course were very well explained. The hotel was a great choice: comforting, clean, excellent food, and convenient. I would recommend this to others and hope I would have the privilege of returning in the future.”

 “This was a wonderful experience. I believe this will make me a stronger instructor and able to speak from firsthand experience.”

“The APSI in Rome was life-changing. Experiencing history where it was made gave me chills. As an Art History major in college, I can say that I understand the art that I saw in Rome better after being there. My firsthand experience helps me teach the art better, and with more enthusiasm!”

 

Course Description:
AP European History teachers are invited to John Cabot University’s campus in the heart of Rome for a unique AP* Summer Institute in AP European History. This Institute is intended for both new AP teachers looking to implement a successful program in their school and experienced AP teachers eager to gain insight into the redesign of the course. The workshop will create an environment of mutual collaboration among participants and the instructor in order to encourage a dialogue and discussion regarding issues and concerns related to AP European History.

Participant Outcomes:
Explore Rome’s history, art, and culture by taking field studies to relevant historical sites related to the content covered in the AP European History courses, like the Pantheon, Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, and Mussolini’s EUR;
Participate in stimulating discussions, lectures, and activities centered on the nine historical thinking skills, sixty-nine content objectives, and five themes that drive the redesigned AP* European History course;
Acquire new teaching strategies that focus on student centered instruction and obtain over 18 different sample lesson plans;
Collaborate with peers to prepare classroom material, hone historical thinking skills, and construct long term plans for the 2016-2017 school year;
Gain insight into the scoring of the exam and become familiar with texts and electronic teacher resources available for the new course;
Complete and submit your course audit.

Details:
Tuition: $1,950 per participant, includes class instruction, CollegeBoard workshop materials, 6 nights of accommodation, bus transportation in Rome, daily breakfast, welcome cocktail reception, farewell lunch, museum entries, guided tours, and guest lectures. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 must be paid to reserve your place in the program.

These AP Summer Institutes are endorsed by the College Board and led by experienced AP consultants. The fee of $1,950 per participant includes class instruction, College Board workshop materials, 6 nights of accommodation, private tour bus transportation in Rome, daily breakfast, two lunches, welcome cocktail reception, museum entries, guided tours, and guest lectures. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 must be paid to reserve your place in the program.

To register, email the following information to Lauren Rice at [email protected]

• Your full name, date of birth, home address and phone number
• Your school name, mailing address, and phone number
• How you heard about the APSI at JCU
• A short statement about your background and teaching experience, and why you would like to attend this institute

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