The AP Studio Art APSI at Rutgers University is intended for both new and experienced AP Educators who will leave with a strong knowledge of the new changes to the AP Studio Art program starting in the 2019 – 20 academic year, preparation to teach a successful AP course, and energized with new ideas to bring back to their studio classrooms.
In addition to an overview of the new course and exam description for 2019 - 20, specifics such as the course audit, creating a syllabus, planning the AP year, equity and access, curation and submittal of works, photographing work, digital requirements, how to develop ideas for the Sustained Investigation, project ideas for all three portfolios, and new techniques for constructive critiques will be presented. We will discuss recruitment ideas and vertical planning to support and build your AP program. Contemporary artists and museum/gallery visits will be shared in order to help with curriculum ideas and resources.
Daily studio projects will give participants a chance to experiment with new materials, unique studio ideas and bring new projects back to their classrooms. A range of handson projects will help support your teaching. One does not just learn from a teacher, you learn from one another and there will be lots of opportunities to share ideas, collaborate and brainstorm strategies for creating a learning centered classroom and achieving student success.
Participants should bring a sketchbook and some favorite drawing materials for personal use; and syllabi, project ideas, and images of student projects to share with the workshop. Most of all, bring your enthusiasm, ideas and passion for art. Questions are welcome and you will leave the APSI feeling empowered for success!
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