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2018 Advanced Placement® Summer Institutes in Italy

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, European History and World 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 three AP Summer Institutes, one in Art History, one in European History and for the first time we are introducing one in World 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 eighteen of the 250 images in the new AP® Art History Curriculum Framework. Participants will focus on these artworks as well as view several other related works of art and architecture while developing instructional strategies, assessments, and research tools that support students understanding in both the western and global content of the recently redesigned AP® Art History Course.

Our busy week will be divided between classroom sessions and experiencing Rome's art and architecture first hand. In addition to private guided tours and visits to specific architectural venues featured in course, we will visit other related works that support a deeper understanding of contextual issues related to the western tradition. Classroom activities will include presentations on organizing the content of the course, pacing, assessment strategies, and teaching contextual and formal analysis. Support materials including digital handout will be given to participants who will have access to computer lab. Guest lectures by JCU Art History faculty, and collaborative peer presentations will also be part of the week.

Participant Outcomes

  • Be familiar with the redesigned AP Art History course, including Big Ideas, Guiding Questions, Enduring Understanding 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

Details
This APSI is endorsed by the College Board and led by experienced consultant, Robert Coad. 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.

Past Participant Testimonials:
"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. This AP Summer Institute in AP European History is intended for new AP teachers looking to implement a successful program in their school. Enrollment is also recommended for 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 affording the group the rare opportunity for on-site learning that teachers can bring alive in their classrooms. Moreover, this institute will foster 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 course, such as The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, Mussolini's EUR, The Piazza Navona, The Vatican, and unparalleled examples of Renaissance and Baroque art.
  • Participate in stimulating discussions, lectures, and engagements centered on the four history reasoning skills, sixteen key concepts, and six themes that drive the redesigned AP* European History course.
  • Acquire new teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning and learn effective literacy instruction.
  • Collaborate with peers to prepare classroom material, hone history reasoning skills, and construct long term plans for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Gain insight into the scoring of the exam and become familiar with texts and electronic teacher resources available for the new course.
  • Advise teachers on how to complete and submit a course audit.

Details
This APSI is endorsed by the College Board and led by experienced consultant, Stephen Cox. The fee of $1,950 per participant includes class instruction, College Board 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.

Course Description
AP World History teachers are invited to John Cabot University's campus in the heart of Rome for a unique AP* Summer Institute. This AP Summer Institute in AP World History is intended for new AP teachers looking to implement a successful program in their school. Enrollment is also recommended for 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 affording the group the rare opportunity for on-site learning that teachers can bring alive in their classrooms. Moreover, this institute will foster a dialogue and discussion regarding issues and concerns related to AP World History.

Participant Outcomes

  • Explore Rome's history, art, culture, and monumental architecture by taking field studies to relevant historical sites related to the content covered in the AP* World History course, such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, and Mussolini's EUR.
  • Participate in stimulating discussions, lectures, and engagements centered on the AP* History Disciplinary Practices, the four history reasoning skills, nineteen key concepts, and five themes that drive the redesigned AP* World History course.
  • Acquire new teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning and learn effective literacy instruction.
  • Collaborate with peers to prepare classroom material, hone history reasoning skills, and construct long term plans for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Gain insight into the scoring of the exam and become familiar with texts and electronic teacher resources available for the new course.
  • Advise teachers on how to complete and submit a course audit.

Details
This APSI is endorsed by the College Board and led by experienced consultant, Stephen Cox. The fee of $1,950 per participant includes class instruction, College Board 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, farewell lunch, 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.

2018 ap consultants

Robert CoadRobert Coad - AP* Art History teacher at Hamilton High School's Humanities Magnet in Los Angeles Unified School District with 25 years of experience, he has been a frequent presenter of one-day AP Art History Workshops for the College Board Western Region and 5-day summer institutes throughout the Western Region and Canada. He holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Art (2002/2012) and has served on the Excellence Awards Advisory Committee for the Los Angeles Educational Partnership Excellence Awards for Teaching. He is a Reader for AP Art History and was honored as a Distinguished Teacher in 2006. Since 1973, he has traveled throughout Europe with extended stays in London, Paris, Florence, Venice and Rome.


Steve CoxSteve Cox - AP* World and European History teacher with 33 years of experience in both middle and high school, he has been nationally board-certified for over 15 years, and has been recognized numerous times for meritorious teaching. He has been a College-Board endorsed AP Consultant since 2007 and a long time Reader and Table Leader at the Advanced Placement Readings. From 2005 Steve has led field studies to Europe for students and adults and has served as the Social Studies Department Chair at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, SC. He participated in the inaugural training of AP World History teachers in 2000 and was instrumental in bringing it to South Carolina. He has conducted one-day and week-long seminars across the United States and enjoys the opportunity to work with teachers in this professional development capacity.

Registration

To register, email the following information to Giordana Mongardini 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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