This 4-day workshop will discuss how to plan an AP Studio Art class, get quality breadth pieces from students, and help them select a concentration that will not only engage them, but also visually develop their theme. Participants will analyze student artwork and learn about the AP Studio Art grading rubric. They will also learn how to encourage their students to keep up with the rigors and pace needed to complete high quality portfolios. As leaders of 21st Century learning, participants will discuss how to lead students into the higher level thinking skills required to successfully complete a portfolio.
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Alison Youkilis is an adjunct professor at Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a consultant to the College Board where she travels the world helping art teachers establish their Advanced Placement Studio Art programs and Pre-Advanced Placement programs. Currently, Alison serves as a Reader for the AP Studio Art exams. In the past she was also an evaluator for the International Baccalaureate visual art students. Her consulting work has taken her throughout the United States and internationally to China, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The first 30 years of her teaching career were spent teaching at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio. During her tenure as chairman of the art department K-12, Wyoming’s art department received two national awards. The first was a $10,000 grant from The Rockefeller Brothers Fund for Excellence in Art Education. The second was the Presidential Committee on the Arts Recognition Award. The Wyoming High School arts program was then highlighted in the book Gaining the Arts Advantage –Lessons from School Districts that Value Arts Education which was published by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and Arts Education Partnership.
Alison helped develop an outstanding Advanced Placement Studio Art program. Over the years, 100% of her AP students received passing grades on their portfolios. Her AP 2D Design Photography syllabus is published in the “Advanced Placement Studio Art Teacher’s Guide” and the Advanced Placement Program Professional Development for Studio Art. Pictures of her students’ work can be found in these publications as well.