In the year 2000, Kennesaw State University was one of ten sites nation-wide to hold an AP World History Institute, funded in part by a large grant from the College Board and the National Endowment of the Humanities. In 2013, KSU is conducting another quality world history institute, with the stellar program that has given KSU a national reputation for AP World History excellence.
AP World History Summer Institute
at Kennesaw State University
For New and Experienced Teachers
June 24-28, 2013
Charles Hart is the lead teacher and institute consultant for 2013.
Charles Hart has been an A.P. World History table leader for the last nine years and has also read A.P. exams in U.S. History and European History since the 1980s. He has facilitated weeklong AP World History workshops in Georgia, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, California, New York, and Arkansas. College Board has asked Mr. Hart to present the AP World History post-conference workshop at the AP Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in 2010. Mr. Hart’s last teaching position was at an international school outside Shanghai China and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Fee will cover
- Textbooks and supplementary materials
- Certificate of Completion (Certificate will not be issued to the participants who did not complete the Institute or who partially attended the Institute)
- 3 PLUs
- Bonus World History Workshop led by KSU faculty!
Registration Fee will not cover:
- Hotel Accommodations : There are many hotels located near the Kennesaw State University.
Register Here ($675 Early Registration Rate -Unitl May 15) : You can pay by credit card or institutional or personal check. If you need official invoice issued, please contact AP Summer Institute Director, Masako Racel email@example.com
If you are paying by check, please include your name, AP World History Institute and your reference number on the check. Make your check payable to Kennesaw
State University and mail check $675 ($695 after May 15):
Kennesaw State University
Student Center MB0503
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw. GA 30144
- The Institute will be limited to 30 participants.
- No refunds will be given if the registrant fails to attend the Institute.
- If the Institute is full, you will be contacted by Institute Director. You may withdraw your registration and receive a refund or you will be placed on the waiting list. Participants who were on the waiting list who never had a chance to attend the Institute will receive refund after the institute is over.
Cancellation & Refunds
If you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact the director (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as your school's AP coordinator and your school district's accountant. A letter requesting cancellation and refund from a person or an organization that issued an check must be submitted to the director (email@example.com). Please note that $100 is non-refundable. No refund will be made after June 20th.
For More Information, Contact
Masako N. Racel, Ph.D.
AP Summer Institute Director
Department of History and Philosophy
Kennesaw State University #2206
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone (770) 423-6715
Fax (770) 423-6432
AP World History Institute is sponsored by
Department of History and Philosophy, Kennesaw State University
“Charles Hart is the best instructor I have had for APSI – This is my 4th time attending and by far this session was the most relevant and entertaining.”
Inland Participant, 2011
The intent of this weeklong workshop in AP World History is to introduce the basic strategies, pace, and content of the course to teachers new to the program and to discuss essay evaluative procedures, note-taking suggestions, and recruitment thoughts for the more experienced teachers. Topics discussed will be determined, in part, by the needs of the workshop participants but typically include the following:
- The New Format: The extent to which your course needs to be “overhauled” or “tweaked” will be discussed with an emphasis on how the test has changed
- Textbook Selection: different publishers will supply an assortment of textbooks for your perusal
- The Acorn Book: College Board says it's what you need to successfully teach the course
- To Lecture or Not: There are alternatives: to what extent do you have to repeat what the text already says?
- Note Taking Strategies: Most of your students don’t know how to do it. This workshop has several suggestions that will get your kids beyond Cornell and make the textbook relevant
- Is The Course a Stairwell, an Elevator, or an Escalator: One is too slow, one is too exclusive, and one is just right for you! Let’s talk pace.
- When Do You Hold Their Hand and When Do You Grab Their Throat: After all, It is A.P. . . and sometimes they have to just do it!
- Essays, Essays, and More Essays! Strategies, evaluative techniques, and rubrics. How do they evaluate them In Salt Lake City and how should you evaluate them in your school? You will read and we will evaluate.
- To Review Or Not: You better do it. And this workshop will have some tried-and-true ideas, including test-taking strategies, graphic organizers, and review terms.
- Sample Lesson Plans: A smorgasbord of lesson plans, some requiring as little as 5 minutes to prepare will be modeled with the idea of melding content with skills.
- The Nine Commandments of Teaching AP History: This is no return from the mountain but in reading for the College Board since the 1980s I have put together a philosophy that might be worth sharing. I know they served me well over the years.
Besides the above, a dvd will be provided with best practices, sample essays and essay responses, Multiple choice guidelines, and much more. Participants are asked to bring a thumbdrive, their laptop, and a copy of their classroom text.