Advanced Placement* Summer Institutes (APSI) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are offered to high school teachers from around the country in the subject areas of Art History and Studio Art. Designed for any level AP* teacher, participants earn one graduate credit from SAIC after receiving 30 hours of AP* Summer Institute instruction.

AP* Art History

Session 1: June 23–26, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 6, 2014

Session 2: June 30–July 3, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014

Program Fee: $1,000 (for all participants). Includes one graduate credit, all AP course materials, and breakfast Monday through Thursday.

Housing Fee: $386 (for participants staying in the SAIC Residence Hall)

SAIC's AP* Summer Institute in Art History offers high school teachers the exciting opportunity to explore new pedagogical approaches and proven teaching strategies to effectively provide students with the knowledge and analytical skills needed to succeed on the AP* Art History exam and beyond. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) and College Board* materials from the 2013 reading will be used to explore multiple topics including the challenges of teaching "must know" content in a rapidly expanding curriculum, methods for helping students discuss and write about art with greater comprehension and sophistication, and current trends within the field that are reflected in the AP* Art History exam. Of special note: Intensive preparation will be included for the newly redesigned AP* Art History course. Experienced teacher and highly regarded institute presenter Marsha Russell will facilitate the AP Art History Summer Institutes.

Program highlights include:

 

AP* Studio Art

Session 1: July 21–25, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Monday, July 7, 2014

Program Fee: $1,000 (for all participants). Includes one graduate credit, all AP course materials, and breakfast Monday through Friday.

Housing Fee: $386 (for participants staying in the SAIC Residence Hall)

Our AP* Summer Institutes go beyond professional development to provide a unique combination of seminar sessions and hands-on collaborative studio activities that revitalize teachers and focus on the importance of contemporary art practice in the high school art room. More than simply explaining the AP* Studio Art program requirements and portfolio scoring methods, experienced arts educator and skillful consultant Barry Lucy facilitates meaningful opportunities for peer dialogue, discussion of new media affects on AP*, up-to-date information on digital upload, and inspiration for developing curricula specific to the three portfolios: drawing, 2D design, and 3D design.

Program highlights include:

Participants should be prepared to share their innovative approaches with other workshop members. While some art supplies are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, sketchbooks, and other favorite art supplies.

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