Focus will be on taking as many additional steps as possible on what is an extensive journey seeking the best ways to teach the AP World History course.
Priority will be to help new teachers work within the parameters of the curriculum to identify exactly what students are asked to know and do. The session overview of the required aspects of the curriculum will include the interplay of the key concept outline, historical reasoning skills, disciplinary practices, and the implications for teaching. Particular attention will be given to how to score assessments applying rubrics and national standards. Session activities and discussion will support new AP world history teachers in evolving their individual pedagogy and curriculum.
James Sabathne (MA, NBCT) teaches AP U.S. History and AP World History at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois. He has served as an AP U.S. History reader, table leader, and exam leader since 2001 and most reently worked as the Co-Chair of the AP U.S. History Test Development Committee. He presented at numerous conferences including AP annual meetings, the American Historical Association annual meeting, Best Practices Night at the AP US reading, and the Organization of American Historians Conference. His publications include: Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History Volumes I and II, (Oxford University Press, 2016); Course Planning and Pacing Guide resource for Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty 3rd Edition, (WW Norton, 2014); Strive For A 5: Preparing for the AP* World History Exam, (Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2013); and is a contributor to Robert Strayer and Eric Nelson’s Ways of the World: A Global History with Sources, 3rd Ed, (Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2016).
Term: Spring/Summer 2018
Start Date: July 31, 2018
End Date: Aug. 03, 2018
Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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