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