APSI: Pre-AP Middle School Social Studies for New Teachers, Week 2

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.



Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42298 Dallas Koehn On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017

INSTRUCTOR: Dallas Koehn
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
START DATE: July 25, 2017

Instructor: Dallas Koehn

Lead Consultant

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. 

Term: Spring/Summer 2017

Start Date: July 25, 2017

End Date: July 28, 2017

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

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Fee: $549.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

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  • Pre-AP: What it is, what it isn’t and how it promotes equity, access and success for all students
  • Asking good questions: the key to understanding, retention, critical thinking and world peace
  • Document analysis for beginners
  • Teaching reading when you thought you signed up to teach social studies
  • How literacy strategies can help students retain content
  • Laying the foundation for historical writing
  • Combining interactive, fun activities with the skills students need to succeed


  • Your best lesson plan or idea
  • Your greatest challenge or weakness in the classroom
  • Something to write with and on for various activities
  • A copy of the most updated Vertical Teams Guide for Social Studies will be provided