This workshop will focus on bringing Pre-AP ideals into the concrete realities of public education.
Participants will practice and discuss Pre-AP strategies and inculcating Pre-AP skills in the classroom while meeting the unique and varied needs of middle school students. In addition, participants will learn how to accomplish these tasks without sacrificing content and apply teaching strategies in ways that make content coverage more effective.
Dallas Koehn teaches American Government, U.S. History, and Oklahoma History at Union Intermediate High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been a consultant for the College Board and worked with middle school and high school teachers in a variety of settings over the past twelve years, including summer institutes in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He has worked with his department, his district and throughout the state over the past several years to explore ways to implement Pre-AP strategies with all levels of students, as well as serving in a variety of other professional development roles. Dallas is a regular annoyance to his state legislature and far too amused with himself on social media, but is otherwise quite tolerable in small doses.