APSI: AP Art History for New Teachers, Week 2

The agenda for this year’s AP Summer Institute in art history will be designed to both prepare teachers who are new to teaching the course content and to assist experienced teachers with implementing teaching strategies to effectively address learning objectives. 

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

Teachers will be provided with materials such as powerpoints and sample exams to assist them in teaching the course. For the benefit of returning teachers, the agenda will address works and themes not covered the year before. In addition, the free-response questions on the 2018 operational exam, as well as sample responses, will be carefully reviewed and discussed throughout the week. Time will also be allotted for a trip to a nearby museum to view and analyze works that are similar to in the AP Art History course description.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42780 Douglas Darracott On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Instructor: Douglas Darracott

Lead Consultant

Douglas Darracott currently teaches AP Art History and studio art at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas. In 2015, he was named Teacher of the Year at Plano West Senior High. He has served as a member of the AP Art History test development committee and continues to serve as a question leader for the AP Reading in art history each summer. He also has worked as master lead in art history with the O’Donnell Foundation Advanced Placement Arts Incentive Program with includes AP Art History, AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design), and AP Music Theory. He is also the author of the 2009 AP Art History Teacher Guide produced by the College Board. He has served as a College Board consultant since the early 2000s.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 24, 2018

End Date: July 27, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • How to prepare for teaching AP Art History your first year
  • Reviewing teaching strategies that will help students succeed
  • Locating and utilizing print and online resources
  • Developing content knowledge and practicing application in selected areas
  • Notebook or sketchbook that you can use as a journal