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.
John P. Irish teaches AP U.S. History, American Studies AP, and Special Topics in Humanities Honors courses at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas. He is a nationally certified consultant in AP U.S. History and AP European History for the Southwestern Region of the College Board and serves as a SAQ Question Leader for the AP U.S. History Exam. He is currently the College Board Advisor for the AP U.S. History Test Development Committee. He has published a new series of workbooks on the Historical Thinking Skills for the redesigned AP History courses, all three titles (e.g., U.S., World, and European History) are published by Norton. He is currently editing a collection of gothic short stories by Fitz-James O’Brien, an early nineteenth-century Irish immigrant and follower of Poe. Mr. Irish holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, M.A. in Philosophy, and a M.L.S. in Humanities from Southern Methodist University. He is finishing a Doctorate in Humanities from SMU. His dissertation research is on early 19th century American Gothic literature, art, and philosophy, with particular focus on Fitz-James O’Brien. He is a member of the American Historical Association, Society for History Education, and the Organization of American Historians.
Term: Fall 2018
Start Date: Nov. 10, 2018
End Date: Nov. 10, 2018
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Length: One Saturday
Location: Rice campus
Early Registration: $160 if registering by August 10
Late Registration: $210 if registering after October 26