:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
Pre-AP High School Geography for Experienced Pre-AP Teachers
Institute Code AP14023
Lead Consultant: Linda Hammon
Linda Hammon taught 9th-grade Pre-AP Geography, AP Human Geography and AP Art History at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. She had been teaching geography for more than 28 years and had taught Pre-AP World Geography for the past 15. She is currently teaching the Geography of Sub Saharan Africa and has also taught World Regional, and Cultural Geography, as an Adjunct Lecturer, at Texas State University in San Marcos. She worked closely with the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education as a member of the steering committee and as a teacher consultant for more than eleven years. Linda served on the development committee for the Lighthouse Initiative for Social Studies Classroom for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the Advanced Placement Program. Ms. Hammon has been a College Board consultant for fourteen years and a reader for the APHG exam for six.
She has been on the TEA state committees for the new EOC/STAAR for World Geography since the first meeting to develop the blueprint for the course. During the last four years she has served on TEA state committees for the EOC/STAAR for World Geography and on the EOC/STAAR standard-setting committee to make recommendations about where the STAAR performance standards should be set on the EOC assessment.
She has received numerous honors including the National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching award, two National Council for Geographic Education/CRAM awards for exemplary classroom teaching, the Comal Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year award, Austin ISD High School Teacher of the Year award, the Southwest Texas State University Geography Department Distinguished Alumni award and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education’s Distinguished Service award. For the last 6 years she has been recognized as one of Comal ISD’s most influential teachers by a Canyon High School graduating senior. Ms Hammon holds a BS in geography and art and a Med in curriculum and instruction and applied geography.
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