Columbia College Chicago

Courses

Art History - All Levels

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ART HISTORY CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2017.

Beginning, Intermediate, and Experienced AP* Teachers Combined

AP Art History teachers will engage in an exploration of various methods used to meet the goals of the AP Art History curriculum and prepare students for success on the AP Art History Exam.

There will be a close examination of the AP Art History course components: the Image Set, Big Ideas, Learning Objectives, as well as the Enduring Understanding and Essential Knowledge for each of the ten Content Areas. We will discuss developing a syllabus, resources, and pacing. Strategies will be shared for student recruitment and building support with parents and the school community. A close examination of the AP exam will include how it is structured, grading of the exam, and what students are expected to know and do on it. Instructional strategies for helping students develop an understanding of the discipline of art history, curriculum of the course, writing skills, and higher order thinking skills necessary for success in an AP Art History class and exam will be shared. Topics such as teaching research skills, incorporating primary and secondary sources beyond the text, analysis of form, function, content, and context will be explored through out the course of the APSI.

 Instructor: Jaime Rollans

Studio Art: Drawing/2-D/3-D Design Portfolios - Beginning & Intermediate

The AP Studio Art Summer Institute for new and experienced teachers will explore the 3D, 2D and Drawing portfolios, facilitate the creation of valuable curricula and corresponding art making.


The three sections: Quality, Breadth and Concentration will be examined in depth through digital presentations and discussions geared to generate curriculum development through studio practice. Topics addressed during the week, will include:

• An overview of The College Board materials provided
• The Reading process
• An overview of the training materials from the 2017 Reading
• Mock Readings using the rubric from the 2017 Reading
• Developing sketchbook strategies
• Creating curriculum for the Breadth section
• How to select work for the Quality section
• Generating ideas for the Concentration that can support a sustained investigation
• AP Studio Art goals and the National Core Art Standards
• Investigating themes from Contemporary Art to inspire curriculum

An emphasis will be placed on ideation and strategies for assisting AP students to select concentration topics that are sustainable. Studio sessions will be dedicated to the development of a mini concentration, using action research engaged in throughout the workshop. Participants will engage in the same kind of creative problem solving that they will ask of their students.

The format of the Institute will include informal lectures, digital presentations and studio activities. All participants will be encouraged to share best practices and some exercises will be completed in small groups. Group critiques and activities will be conducted with an emphasis on process and the development of a theme or idea that can generate continued investigation.

Participants will be asked to bring some studio supplies for their own art making. Please bring a Laptop or tablet and flash drive for sharing of teaching materials. Some materials will be provided and announced at a later date.

Instructor: Claudia Michael

Studio Art: Drawing/2-D/3-D Design Portfolios - Beginning & Intermediate

The purpose of this institute is to provide the participants with an overview of the AP Studio Art Drawing, 2D Design and 3D Design Portfolios, defining the three components of each portfolio; an examination of the scoring guidelines and Reading process; an update of the AP Program with the latest information; a review of the CB Mission concerning Equity and Excellent; a review of the Course Audit of AP Studio Art and the Digital Submission; sharing of Best Practices and a discussion of teacher resources – including the College Board materials, APCentral.collegeboard.com; books and the internet.

The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with:
• Establishing an AP course in one or all three portfolios
• The Development of a Successful AP Art Program
• Identifying the skills and concepts necessary for success in AP Studio Art through Pre-AP and Vertical Team courses.
• Developing realistic and practical AP art strategies to prepare students with the development of strong work ethics, originality in their artwork and critical thinking skills.
• Participants will develop ideas in the studio for all three portfolios using inexpensive materials demonstrating the strength of ideas and limited budgets.
•The studio portion will be devoted to an exploration of materials and the creation of works appropriate for both the Breadth and Concentration sections of the portfolio.
•The format of the Institute will include informal lectures, digital presentations and studio activities. All participants will be encouraged to share best practices.
•Participants will be asked to bring some studio supplies for their own art making.

Please bring a Laptop or tablet and flash drive for sharing of teaching materials. Some materials will be provided and announced at a later date.

Instructor: Jane Harlow

Music Theory - All Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, and Experienced AP* Teachers Combined 

This workshop will focus on teaching strategies designed to develop student understanding of the materials and processes of music including visual and aural analysis, sight-singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and composition.  Special emphasis will be given to creating a curriculum employing techniques and activities similar to those presented in the AP Vertical Teams* Guide for Music Theory published by the College Board*.  Significant critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills will be fostered and the course will emphasize the synthesis of musical knowledge into usable musical understanding, especially with regard to music of the common practice period.

Instructors: David Lockart

*College Board, AP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Program, AP Vertical Teams, Pre-AP and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
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