Art and Design – Barbara Sunday

Barbara Sunday began her teaching career in Jamaica, and has taught AP Studio Art at Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver, Canada, for many years. Barb is also an experienced elementary teacher, has served as a District Art Coordinator, and has lectured in Art Education at both The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Barb has served as President of British Columbia Art Teachers Association and has presented a range of workshops for BCATA, Canadian Society for Education Through Art, and The National Art Education Association.

Barb has been an AP Studio Art Reader for 20 years and has served as a Table Leader at the Reading for four years. She has given numerous AP and Pre-AP workshops across Canada, in the Western US Region, Mexico, and internationally for Mediterranean Association of International Schools, Near East South Asia Association of Schools, East Asia Regional Council of Schools, Association of International Schools in Africa, and The American School in Japan. Barb has presented summer institutes in Detroit, San Diego, Bellevue, Hawaii, Chicago, Las Vegas, Marin, Victoria, West Vancouver/Vancouver, Vancouver WA, Toronto, and with Emirates National Schools. Barb has been the recipient of the NAEA Pacific Region Art Educator of the Year Award, the Canadian Art Educator of the Year, and the BCATA Art Teacher of The Year Award. Barb has given several short and full-day sessions for the Annual Advanced Placement Conference and has served 3 years on their Steering Committee.



For the needs of new and beginning teachers, this AP Art and Design Institute will thoroughly cover the structure and requirement details of both sections of all three Exam Portfolios: 2D Design, 3D Design, and Drawing.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the most recent rubrics together with mock reading sessions using exemplary student work. We will view the most up to date presentations that have been used to train readers, discuss scoring issues, and share insights in how best to help students succeed. As we review the current portfolio criteria, a special emphasis will be placed on the Sustained Investigation Section of each exam.  Sketchbook/journal strategies together with developing essential inquiry questions will be reflected in our studio component. By the end of the session, participants will gain confidence in their ability to prepare students for the rigor of AP Art and Design Exam Portfolios.

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