:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

Pre-AP Middle School Social Studies

Institute Code AP14020
July 14 - 17, 2014, 8:00AM to 4:45PM
UT Thompson Conference Center

This class has reached maximum enrollment and registration is now closed.

This week will be spent exploring techniques and best practices for teaching Pre AP social studies. Topics to be covered will vary and be as fluid as possible to suit the needs of the participants. They will include the American History, World Cultures, and Government that I have taught, but time will be included for participants to work in groups of like disciplines to adapt skills and lessons to their own classrooms. I believe in hands-on experiential learning, so please come prepared to participate. This will NOT be a week of sitting quietly, listening to me.

Participants should bring the following

  • Your most successful lesson to share
  • Curriculum requirements and/or standards

Lead Consultant: Judy Rowell

Judy Rowell has taught grades 7 through 12 in her years with Union Public Schools over the past 30 years. For the past 8 years she has led summer institutes in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. She has also spent the past 8 summers being trained at seminars presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the US Holocaust Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is an Oklahoma A+ Schools Fellow, and an Oklahoma Energy and Resources Board Master Teacher. Ms Rowell holds a BS of E from The University of Tulsa and has also attended the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, Langston University and Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.

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