World History: Modern

AP 580.104 | Online | Jonathan Ferrante


This online course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success. During this AP World History: Modern—APSI Online course, participants will explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help them plan and focus instruction—and give them feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual high school students need additional focus. Participants also will learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give them immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that their students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, participants will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank.


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Jonathan Ferrante

Jonathan Ferrante is a National Board-Certified Teacher with 25 years of classroom experience and has taught AP World History since its inception in 2002. He has taught in both urban and suburban settings. He has spent the last 20 years teaching at Smithtown High School West on Long Island. Jonathan is an Early Table Leader and is responsible for pulling student writing samples for training table leaders and readers on rating essays at the AP World History reading. He also has taken part in the writing of the AP World History Workbook used in College Board workshops and APSIs and his course syllabus was one of the sample syllabi on the AP World History Course Audit site. Jonathan also has worked extensively with the development of the Pre-AP World History program, specifically with the creation of the teaching materials and assessments.