APSI: AP Human Geography for New Teachers, Week 1, Option 2

The Human Geography Institute focuses on both the initial development of a course and the continued development of existing programs. 

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

The week will consist of content lectures, model lessons, discussions of strategies for teaching the course, the creation of lessons by participants and ways to prepare students for the AP Human Geography exam.

The following objectives drive the week’s activities:

+ Increase participants’ content knowledge of Human Geography
+ Familiarize participants with texts and other resources
+ Discuss effective implementation of the Human Geography course
+ Review the content, structure, and scoring of the AP exam
+ Build a collaborative network with other Human Geography teacher
+ Address issues of access and equity
+ Become aware of the whole College Board support system
+ Discuss how to develop and modify your new or existing syllabus  

All major topics in the Human Geography course outline will be covered. Participants will leave with classroom-tested strategies, activities and lessons for AP Human Geography 

 

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42776 Kenneth H. Keller On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Instructor: Kenneth H. Keller

Lead Consultant

Kenneth H. Keller is an instructor of Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography and AP European History at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Marietta, GA. He has taught the AP Human Geography course since its inception in 2000-2001.  He is currently a table leader at the APHG scoring/reading in Cincinnati, OH and has also worked in the role of question leader. He has been attending the reading and working in other roles since June 2002.  Ken is a past member of the AP Human Geography Test Development Committee (2006-2010). He was elected in late 2015 to a three year term as a member of the National Council for Geographic Education’s Executive Board. He has been teaching AP Human Geography weeklong summer institutes and one day workshops for teachers since 2004. He is also a 2004 recipient of a NCGE Distinguished Teaching award. Ken is also Past-President of the Connecticut Council of Social Studies. He also taught as an adjunct professor of Geography for five years at Western Connecticut State University.  He took on other various positions related to geography education during his time teaching at Danbury HS, Danbury, CT before relocating to Georgia in August, 2013.  

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 10, 2018

End Date: July 13, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • A copy of your syllabus if you have one
  • A copy of the textbook you will use, if you have one
    • Review the textbook that you are using in class, come in with any questions or associated concerns and preview the course articulation of APHG as listed at the top of the APHG page on AP Central’s website.
  • Laptop
  • Flashdrive 
  • Any ancillaries you have available that you feel would be helpful for others to view and potentially utilize in their own classroom.

Access to the instructor's dropbox will be provided.

  • Increase participants’ content knowledge of Human Geography
  • Familiarize participants with texts and other resources
  • Discuss effective implementation of the Human Geography course
  • Review the content, structure, and scoring of the AP exam
  • Build a collaborative network with other Human Geography teacher
  • Address issues of access and equity
  • Become aware of the whole College Board support system
  • Discuss how to develop and modify your new or existing syllabus