Pre-AP Readiness Workshops: Visual and Performing Arts

Perfect for schools interested in Pre-AP but not quite ready to implement the full program, Pre-AP Readiness Workshops are professional learning opportunities that orient participants to the program’s design and pedagogy.

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Documenting the Process of Thinking and Creating

Focus: This workshop is based on the idea that students who are reflective about their artistic choices become adept in building skills in their disciplines. Participants will:

  • Examine the Pre-AP Visual and Performing Arts course framework, work with formative assessments, inquiry-led dialogues, and exploratory critiques.
  • Learn how to get students to trace the evolution of thinking, including idea generation, ongoing revision and refinement, and presentation of their work for an audience.
  • Practice classroom exercises alongside their peers and plan instruction that is designed to engage students in analysis, reflection, and metacognition.

Format:

  • Workshops have a maximum of 28 participants and are facilitated by Pre-AP National Faculty.
  • Offered in-person only starting January 1, 2022. In-person workshops meet on one full day.

Fee:

  • Workshops are available for private purchase by a school, district, or state. The cost of in-person workshops is $4,600 for members and $5,250 for nonmembers.

  • Membership is based on an annual fee paid by your institution. Find the membership status of your institution at Home – Membership | College Board. 

Facilitating Risk-Taking, Inventiveness, and Experimentation

Focus: The Pre-AP Arts classroom facilitates risk-taking, inventiveness, and experimentation so students can engage more deeply in the visual and performing art creative process. This workshop shows how trial and error supports students who are more confident and willing to improve their skills. Participants will:

  • Learn how to provide guided, structured opportunities for student choice and agency in each phase of the creative process.
  • Work hands-on with guiding and exploratory questions along with performing reflective activities that will help them empower their students to find new techniques.

Format:

  • Workshops have a maximum of 28 participants and are facilitated by Pre-AP National Faculty.
  • Offered in-person only starting January 1, 2022. In-person workshops meet on one full day.

Fee:

  • Workshops are available for private purchase by a school, district, or state. The cost of in-person workshops is $4,600 for members and $5,250 for nonmembers.
  • Membership is based on an annual fee paid by your institution. Find the membership status of your institution at Home – Membership | College Board. 

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