AP US History CURRICULUM NIGHT WHO AM I? Originally from Baltimore, MD 12 years in various supply chain management roles B.S. Transportation and Logistics/Marketing— University of Maryland at College Park M.B.A. from Marist College—Poughkeepsie, NY Ed.S. Argosy University Doctoral Student— Curriculum and Instruction—Argosy University Third year teacher AP US History AP Macroeconomics HOW WILL YOU ASSESS MY CHILD’S LEARNING? Unit essential questions DBQ essays/Gateway Prep Projects Unit tests & quizzes Homework/Classwork Participation in class lecture/discussion Collaborative group activities End of Course Test (EOCT) Assignments Classwork & Homework Projects Grade Weights Grading Scale Class Assessments Homework (5%) Classwork (15%) Quizzes (15%) 35% Summative Assessment 40% Unit Tests Weekly Quizzes Interim Assessment 5% Final Exam EOCT (final exam) A: 90 and above B: 80 – 89 C: 74 – 79 D: 70 – 73 F: 69 or below 20% HOW WILL GRADES BE DETERMINED? PLUS 10 POINTS. THE AP EXAM • The AP Exam will take place in May, 2013 • Section I: • • Section II: • • 80 Multiple Choice Questions (55 minutes) 1 DBQ and 2 Essay Questions (130 minutes) Each section counts as roughly half the final grade. HOMEWORK? YES! At a minimum, if there is no formal homework, students should be reviewing class notes and reading outlined the assigned chapters. RESOURCES? • • • • Help is ALWAYS available by appointment. I am available most days before and after school. http://mrzittlesclassroom.pbworks.com http://twitter.com/mrZittle www.collegeboard.com RESOURCES CONTINUED There are many great resources available for students to use as review and study guides. Our favorite is available from Amsco School Publishing: http://amsco.extendsales.com/AMSCOPUB/control/pro ductdetails?&item_id=9781567656602 HOW CAN I KEEP TRACK OF MY CHILD’S PROGRESS? Sign up for Gwinnett Parent Portal Electronic progress reports emailed every two weeks Printed Progress reports Convey concerns via e-mail or by phone Schedule a parent/teacher conference THANKS FOR COMING TONIGHT! • Please feel free to contact me at: [email protected] • www.mrzittlesclassroom.pbworks.com • http://twitter.com/mrZittle • Cell – 404-803-7810 • QUESTIONS?