U.S. History


Offered June 19-22, 2017

Jay Hohenstein APUSH
Jay Hohenstein APUSH

For new and experienced AP teachers

Workshop will run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Wed;
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thurs.

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Participants are strongly urged to bring materials with them (textbooks, plans, etc.) to the Institute because we will be building curriculum during the week. Also, participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptops to the Institute because I will be sharing a lot of material through Google drive during our week together.

Course Description

Teachers in the AP US History workshop will have the opportunity to align their curriculum with the newly redesigned standards that were implemented during the 2014-2015 school year. This course will focus on helping experienced teachers to further improve the alignment between their teaching strategies and the expectations of the new course. This course will also help new teachers to successfully plan their curriculum with assistance from their experienced colleagues. The goal for all teachers is to provide materials and strategies that will assist with the implementation of the AP course curriculum concepts and themes. We will also consider how to help students master the historical skills required for the course through the use of primary and secondary sources. A major component of this workshop will focus on writing strategies and assessment. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their textbooks, supplemental books, course syllabus, and any lesson plans that they would like to have modified or improved.

Consultant: Jay Hohenstein

Jay Hohenstein is a teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has been an AP US History Examination reader since 2008. Jay is a consultant to the College Board for AP US History as well as for pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Studies.

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