Jonathan Ferrante is a National Board-Certified Teacher from Long Island, New York with over twenty years of experience and has taught the AP World History course since its inception. Mr. Ferrante is a table leader for the AP World History read and has led many one-day workshops and summer institutes. Jonathan took an active role in the developing of a model syllabus for the College Board audit site and helped design the activities in the previous AP World History workbook used in workshops and institutes.
The summer institute will focus on understanding the revised framework and how it applies to classroom instruction as well as its impact on the exam. There will be lessons designed to help teachers understand College Board expectations for the course and how to apply those expectations to unit and lesson design. Significant time will be devoted to investigating the historical thinking skills, historical themes, periodization, and key concepts, which form the basis of the framework. Participants will use their understanding to develop a syllabus, course calendar and model units and lessons. A significant amount of time will be used to understand how the rubrics should be used to rate student writing. There will be activities for both new and experienced teachers.