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Art   ( Week 1 )
AP Art History (Combined teachers)
Doug Darracott
Target grade(s): High School

Course Description

The AP Summer Institute in art history in June 2017 will be designed based on the needs of those attending, whether they be mostly teachers new to teaching AP Art History or teachers who have taught the newly designed curriculum now for two years. On the first day, teachers will be provided with an overview of the newly redesigned curriculum. During each morning session, the consultant will lead the institute by modeling classroom instruction. During each afternoon session, the consultant will provide teachers with the opportunity to explore pedagogical approaches through practice and discussion. Emphasis will be placed on both content and pedagogy. The content presented this summer will mostly differ from that which was presented last year at UTA so that teachers who attended last year's institute will benefit by exploring a broader range of content.

Items to Bring

  • All participants are required to read the course and exam description before attending:
  • Many teachers choose to bring a laptop or digital reader to the institute. Most teachers now use online storage sites rather than flash drives or external hard drives to share files. All other materials are provided.

Biographical Sketch for Doug Darracott

Douglas Darracott currently teaches at Plano West Senior High Schoo in Plano, Texas. He has taught AP Art History, along with studio art, since 1997.

He served on the test development committee beginning in 2013 until 2015 and has been working closely with ETS and College Board on College Board materials (such as the Course and Exam Description) and on the test itself as an outside reviewer. He has also been a consultant for over 10 years, working closely with teachers throughout the United States. He has also served as a question leader at the AP Art History reading since the early 2000s.

He received an MFA from the University of North Texas in 1992 and his teaching certification from the University of Texas at Dallas.


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