Exploring & Creating 101 – Part 2

Happy, happy Hump Day!    Today is the second installment of supporting materials for the performance tasks in CSP.   Find last week’s post, Exploring & Creating – Part 1, as needed.   Part 2 includes notes pages for the student’s journals, teacher-made checklists, and graphic organizers for both PTs.   My hope is that the resources  will help you to become equipped and grow in confidence for supporting students to demonstrate knowledge on the CSP PTs this year.

Keep smiling & be blessed, Jill


COLLEGEBOARD RESOURCES — provide to each student in both digital and hard copy format for use during teaching, reviewing and completing the tasks

AP®CSP Assessment Overview and PT Guidelines 

CREATE PT Rubric Link

EXPLORE PT Rubric Link


CREATE PT Resources

CreateJournalNotes2017  — these are my handwritten notes that students will copy into their journals; these notes are my personal interpretation of the combined instructions and rubric guidelines for 2017-18

CreatePT_Checklist — created by teachers during PD at the University of Alabama, October 2017; edit, use or have your students work collaboratively to crowd source a similar checklist using a shared Google Doc during class; analyzing the instructions and rubrics is THE KEY way to learn the components of the assessments.

Create Graphic Organizers for brainstorming and development process:

Create PT Project Brainstorming PDF

Create PT Project Graphic Organizer Word

Create PT Project Graphic Organizer PDF

Create PT Project Brainstorming Word


Explore PT Resources

ExploreJournalNotes2017 — these are my handwritten notes that students will copy into their journals; these notes are my personal interpretation of the combined instructions and rubric guidelines for 2017-18;

As with the Journal Notes above for Create, students in my classes will copy these notes into their journals while using the PT instructions and rubrics for our discussion — old school writing notes and YES! they hate it but I believe it has value so we press on my way.

Explore Planning & Prep:

ExploreGraphicOrganizer (shared with permission)

KS_ExploreChecklist2017 (shared with permission)

ExplorePT_Checklist — teacher-made, crowdsourced checklist from APSI at Rice University in summer of 2017; edit, use, replicate in your classroom 🙂


PS — Next week should be the grand finale of my trifecta, Part 3, where I will have video segments talking through each row of the rubrics with show and tell from student samples from my classroom.  See you then!