Revitalize Your AP Art History Curriculum: Align with the New College Board Curriculum


Revitalize Your AP Art History Curriculum: Align with the New College Board Curriculum 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Join College Board AP Art History Chief Reader Heather Madar and AP Art History educators as they discuss the newly redesigned AP Art History curriculum, student outcomes, and the renewed energy in art history happening in the classroom!


Heather Madar

Associate Professor of Art History, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA College Board Chief Reader, AP Art History Program

Heather Madar received her PhD in History of Art from University of California, Berkeley, and is an associate professor of Art History at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. Her scholarly work focuses on early modern art in Northern Europe, the history of prints, and cross-cultural interactions between Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman Empire. As Chief Reader for the AP Art History Program, Madar serves as the primary higher education point person for the AP Art History program, overseeing the annual reading in which approximately 25,000 AP Art History exams are scored by approximately 150 college and high school art history instructors. She also serves on the AP Art History test development committee.

Tiffany Alvarez-Thurman

Art Educator, Plano Senior High School, Plano, TX Committee Member, College Board AP Art History Test Development

Tiffany Alvarez-Thurman has worked as an art teacher for 14 years in varying roles. For the past 10 years she has worked as AP Art History teacher for Plano Senior High School in Plano, TX, where she currently has five sections and 125 students. Alvarez-Thurman also serves as a member of the College Board's Test Development Committee, is the College Board Advisor, and has been a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader at the annual AP Reading.

Julie Tallent

Art Educator, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY Co-chair, College Board AP Art History Development Committee

Julie Tallent is a secondary educator who teaches studio art and art history at duPont Manual High School, a public magnet school in Louisville, KY. She guides art and art history students through all iterations of the creative process, including understanding materials and processes, conceptualization, production, and presentation of artwork. Tallent helps students refine technical and conceptual skills both in art and art history; speak and write about artwork; and prepare for competitions, exhibitions, research, community service, and educational opportunities. She serves as Co-chair of the College Board AP Art History Development Committee. She has presented at NAEA, KAEA, and AP Annual Conferences, written a blog post for Art History Teaching Resources, and most recently participated in Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center Summer Institute for educators. Tallent holds a MAT in Art Education, BA in Art, and BA in English from the University of Louisville.

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