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AP® Art History

Workshop Description

This session is designed for both new and experienced AP® art history high school teachers. The 2016 AP® exam has been substantially re-designed to focus on 250 images requiring students to focus more on depth of subject matter rather than breadth. These changes will require more critical thinking skills for the students. This session will explore these changes and help teachers become successful within their classrooms.

Teachers will be given strategies and activities to work with students, receive help writing their syllabi for the 2016-2017 year, learn question-writing and test-taking techniques, and become more familiar with the AP® 250. Participants should bring a laptop, a previous test, a powerpoint lecture that needs to be re-worked, and a school calendar.

Consultant Bio

Dr. Michelle Pauken has taught AP® art history for 6 years at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, TX in addition to art history courses at UTDallas and SMU. She has been an AP® reader for 5 years. She received her Ph.D. in humanities with an emphasis in 19th century Spanish art, European social history, and women artists at the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her M.A. in art history at Southern Methodist University and her B.A. in both Spanish and Art at Texas A&M - Commerce.

Dr. Pauken has presented at the Texas Art Education Association, the National Art Education Association, and the Annual AP conference and is a member of numerous professional organizations. She continues to develop professionally through opportunities such as the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance program in which she participated in a Mayan excavation. She has recently written the Gateways through Art Pacing Guide, published in the summer of 2015, which addresses the new curriculum.


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