Yu Bong Ko 

  • College Board endorsed consultant for AP Art History
  • This session is offered in Event 1:June 21-24 Monday through Thursday

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YU BONG KO is a Lecturer in Art History at Dominican College in N.Y. Previously, he taught AP Art History for 26 years at Tappan Zee High School, his alma mater.

YU BONG KO is a Lecturer in Art History at Dominican College in N.Y. Previously, he taught AP Art History for 26 years at Tappan Zee High School, his alma mater.

Currently, he is a “Coach” in AP Art History for National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), working with teachers and students from many parts across the country. As a presenter and session leader at College Board endorsed AP Teacher Conferences and Summer Institutes since 1995, his travels have taken him to schools, colleges and museums coast to coast, where he has worked with hundreds of outstanding and dedicated teachers.

Yu Bong has scored the AP examinations since 1994, having served as Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader. He is a past Co-Chair of the College Board’s AP Art History Test Development Committee, and recently completed service on the Curriculum Re-Design Committee to develop the new curriculum framework.

In addition, as former College Board Advisor to AP Art History Content and Professional Development, Yu Bong has contributed to two Curriculum Modules publications for teachers on concept-mapping strategies and thematic and cross-cultural approaches to teaching AP Art History.

He is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities where he studied Painting, Art History and Art Education.

AP Art History APSI Course Description

This online Walton APSI Art History workshop will focus on preparing, sustaining and teaching the redesigned curriculum, while reflecting on the lessons learned and anticipating the road ahead for maximizing student success. Whether you are experienced or new to teaching the course, together we will get an early start in June to acquire new and insightful ideas and model best teaching practices to immediately promote active student-centered learning both in and out of the classroom. Your instructor for the AP Art History session is one of the authors of the redesigned curriculum that was implemented in 2015 and updated in 2019. The instructor’s knowledge further includes 12 years of service on the College Board’s Test Development Committee along with 22 consecutive years of scoring the AP Examination in Art History.

Workshop Goals/Objectives:

  • Acquire familiarity with the newly updated Course and Exam Description (CED) that organizes AP Art History into 10 commonly taught units – 1 for each of the 10 content areas.
  • Understand the course framework that defines specific Art Historical Thinking Skills, Big Ideas, and Learning Objectives and how they are tied to specific Enduring Understandings and Essential Knowledge statements.
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of the standardized free response section of the exam that uses a stable analytic rubric, as well as performance tasks that are defined for students.
  • Provide insights into how the AP Examination Readings are conducted, including identifying and explaining how course content and skills are assessed on the exam.

Participants will be able to:

  • practice applying the scoring guidelines from the recent AP exams to samples of student works.
  • Develop a pacing guide by unit/topic to incorporate the full scope of the AP course into school’s academic calendar.
  • Walk-away with ready-to-use strategies and pedagogical tools shared by experienced teachers within the AP community.
  • Incorporate a wide array of reading, writing and review practices consistent with educational philosophy concerning approaches to teaching of AP Art History.
  • Practice “culturally responsive teaching” while making Art History relevant to students as a course in high school.
  • Recognize and obtain the most effective resources materials from texts, readers, online sources and other multi-media platforms.
  • Know about AP Audit protocols for the coming year.

In addition, teachers will complete a digital activation process to access AP Art History Classroom Resources provided by the College Board: AP Classroom, Unit Guides, Personal Progress Check, Progress Dashboard, AP Question Bank.

Please follow the link to the College Board’s AP Central Art History to learn more: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-art-history/course