July 22 – July 26
This institute is designed to provide both beginning and experienced participants with an overview of the content knowledge and intellectual skills required for success in college level European history, which covers the period from the late Middle Ages to the present. The instructor will focus on the organization of units of instruction to address the political, economic and social themes of the course, the selection of appropriate college level materials - text as well as primary and secondary source readings and other ancillary resources - for use in developing these units and instructional strategies to help students develop their critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Strategies for improving student performance on the types of assessments used on the AP* European exam - document-based and free response essays, as well as multiple choice questions - will be emphasized. In addition to considering instructor-generated materials, opportunities will be provided for the sharing of best practices by the participants.
"Alice is super prepared and has shared her strategies for teaching with us. We have gained materials as well as materials from the publisher. It was well worth attending."
- Rochelle Anziska, Yeshiva UniversityHigh School for Girls, Holliswood, N.Y.
"Brilliant. Great instructor. Definitely worth the time."
- S. Spear, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, New York, N.Y.
"I received exactly what I needed to teach the course by way of an amazing knowledgeable instructor with vast experience, the extensive materials she gave us and the numerous books we got to have. I also enjoyed the BBQ and daily breakfasts."
- Wendy Landin, Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch, CO
Alice D. Grant
Alice D. Grant was the chair of the social studies department (6-12) at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, N.Y. In addition to being a member of the NYSED Committee that designed the United States History and Government assessment, Alice co-authored the Connections Column for United States History and Government in the NYSED Social Studies Resource Guide. A consultant to the College Boardin AP* United States and European History and Pre AP* Social Studies instruction, Alice hastaught graduate level courses for AP* history teachers and methods courses for pre-service teachers and has presented numerous workshops on pre AP*, AP*, and Regents teaching strategies throughout the region. Honored by both the Westchester and New York State Councils for Social Studies with the Distinguished Social Studies Educator Award, she is also a charter member of the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning.
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