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Virtual Pre-AP Social Studies: Fostering Disciplinary Skills

Concepts and skills that have maximum value for high school, college, careers, and civic life are a feature in Pre-AP social studies. This virtual workshop addresses three areas of focus that prepare students through disciplinary apprenticeship: evaluating evidence, incorporating evidence, and explaining historical and geographic relationships. Through engagement with model lessons, participants will explore how these areas of focus, in partnership with the Pre-AP shared principles, help all students work with primary and secondary sources in the way that historians do.

Outcome:

Participants will:

  • Explore Pre-AP model lessons with essential skills and primary and secondary sources
  • Collaborate and design in-person and virtual classroom activities featuring the Pre-AP shared principles and social studies areas of focus

Participants meet 2 times for 2.5 hours each class. Virtual workshops are facilitated by Pre-AP National Faculty and have a maximum of 20 participants. Virtual workshops are available for private purchase by a school, district, or state. To schedule a virtual workshop, email [email protected]. Include the name of the workshop you are interested in, along with the requested dates of delivery.

Due to covid-19, College Board is not currently scheduling in-person professional learning.

In-Person Pre-AP Social Studies: Source Sets and Document Analysis

This workshop explores the three areas of focus in a Pre-AP social studies classroom: evaluating evidence, incorporating evidence, and explaining historical relationships. With these shifts in mind, participants experience the Pre-AP model of disciplinary apprenticeship by leveraging source sets like historians and geographers. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the characteristics that make primary and secondary sources useful, how Pre-AP shared principles can guide work with sources, and helpful criteria for building new source sets.

Outcome:

  • Educators will explore and design instructional resources that utilize the four disciplinary reasoning skills of Pre-AP and AP classrooms.

Due to covid-19, College Board is not currently scheduling in-person professional learning.

In-Person Pre-AP Social Studies: Fostering Disciplinary Reasoning Skills

Fostering disciplinary reasoning skills is a key focus of the Pre-AP social studies classroom. This workshop explores the four disciplinary reasoning skills that appear in Pre-AP and AP History course frameworks: causation, comparison, contextualization, and change and continuity over time. Participants design activities that use Pre-AP shared principles and allow students to find meaning in primary and secondary source sets the way that historians and geographers do.

Outcome:

  • Educators will explore and design instructional resources that utilize the four disciplinary reasoning skills of Pre-AP and AP classrooms.

Due to covid-19, College Board is not currently scheduling in-person professional learning.