Developed for teachers interested in acquiring content and strategies for teaching advanced courses, these seminars will be facilitated by a master teacher and will provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of course content, best practices and instructional strategies.
A one-day workshop for both new and experienced AP Human Geography teachers. New teachers will share their challenges and successes whereas; experienced teachers will share what they know works and pitfalls to avoid.
Topics will include the following:
+ The interconnective nature of teaching AP Human Geography.
+ How one unit connects to another?
+ It’s not just vocabulary but a lot of it is.
+ The course articulation needs to be your BEST friend.
+ Teaching to the course articulation while still having fun!
+ How to answer FRQs and MCQs and how to best utilize released exam items?
+ The best review resources and how to utilize them.
+ Sharing successful lessons. Advice to newbies.
+ Participant questions and concerns.
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.