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2020 AP Teacher Institute for Art & Design

June 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

The Department of Art & Design at Converse College will host a 2020 AP Teacher Institute for Art & Design. The purpose of the Advanced Placement (AP) Teacher Institutes is to provide South Carolina public school teachers with the special endorsement to teach an AP course as required in S.C. Code Ann. Reg. 43-258.1 (2018).

Teachers who successfully complete an AP teacher institute will be awarded special AP endorsement in the specific AP class area.

This grant-funded initiative is open to SC High School Art Teachers. Participants will also be enrolled in EDU 599.01: Advanced Placement Art and Design Institute with 3 Graduate Credit Hours.

The AP Art and Design Summer Institute is a combination of seminar sessions and hands-on studio activities that address the revitalization of the artist/researcher/teacher with an emphasis on contemporary art practice in the high school art room.

Sessions will be provided that explain the AP Art and Design program requirements and portfolio scoring for Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design submissions, as well as inspiration for developing curricula specific for the three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. This institute will prepare teachers to implement the AP class effectively according to College Board requirements, provide a depth of content knowledge in the specific subject area, and provide effective instructional strategies for teaching AP students.


Online Sessions:

June 15-19 from 9:00 to 11:30 am and 12:30 am to 4:00 pm. Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am. There will be no afternoon session on Friday, June 19th.

June 22-26: Morning sessions only from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

Due to our campus response to COVID-19, all June courses have been moved online. As we make this transition we will include virtual synchronous sessions during the time you would have been together in the studio on June 15-19th. This includes 9:00 to 11:30 am and 12:30 to 4:00 pm sessions Monday-Thursday with AP Consultant Vivian Moreria Komando. Professor Mary Carlisle will lead your session on Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am. There will be no afternoon session on Friday, June 19th.

Your work in EDU 599 will continue with morning sessions from 9:00 to 11:30 am on June 22-26th with Professor Carlisle. We will also be joined by two visiting artists for a virtual art talk and studio visit. Each week will also include asynchronous work conducted on your own.

Registration Deadline: May 15th


After completing your registration on the Converse College APSI registration site through the College Board, you will receive further instructions to finalize your registration with the college to gain access to our online course shell.

We look forward to welcoming SC Art Teachers to our virtual studio this summer!


June 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am
June 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
Art, Conferences & Workshops, General Events


Mary Carlisle


Alumni, General Public


580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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