This four-day workshop is intended to provide the participant with an overview of the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program, with emphasis placed on the development and strengthening of AP Studio Art courses in Drawing and 2-D Design. Additionally, participants will be introduced to changes in the curricular requirements for each of the portfolios to be implemented in the 2019 school year, as well as strategies for adapting to those curricular revisions.
The workshop will include:
- An introduction to the College Board's Advanced Placement Program
- Discussion of Teacher Resources – including College Board Advanced Placement materials, APCentral, books, internet sites, and museums
- A review of the College Board's mission of Equity and Access
- Distinguishing the three Studio Art Portfolios – Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design
- The AP Studio Art Curricular Redesign – thorough examination of the changes to AP Studio Art
- Process vs. Product – ideas for documenting student process
- Reflective Writing – how to develop effective writing skills to accurately reflect a student’s intent and process
- Ideas for initiating, developing, and sustaining interest in the Sustaind Investigation
- Grading the AP Studio Art Portfolios – including an examination of the scoring guidelines and sample scoring session
- Participant sharing of Best Practices, Classroom Tips, Successful Lessons
- Hands-on studio activities
Participants will be asked to share Best Practices, Classroom Tips, Successful Lessons with the group. While this is not manditory it makes for a more engaging week if everyone contributes. You do not have to have a written lesson, you may just present your lesson and show examples.
Basic art making supplies will be provided. If you have a preferred “tool box” of your favorite supplies, feel free to bring it.