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AP® U.S. History (Experienced Teachers)

July 17-20, 2017

Bryant Conference Center

Tuscaloosa, AL

Instructor: Tim Hudenburg

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Course Description

General Agenda
The agenda may and most likely will be modified based on the needs of the participants. Please bring your laptop computer every day as we will be constructing lessons, research, and evaluative tools each day.

Day 1: Monday [First Quarter]

  • Introductions & Logistics of the APSI with schedule of events
  • Access and equity policy of the College Board
  • Why Teach APUS History
  • Building the US History and Social Science Vertical Teams
  • Student, Parent, Colleague, Administrators, & Mentors
  • Program Scope and Sequence of the New AP US History Course
  • Pacing Guide
  • The APUSH Course and Exam
  • Textbooks and Supplemental Materials
  • Creation of AP Audit Syllabus


Day 2: Tuesday [Second Quarter]

  • Strategies for Teaching the Redesigned AP US History course
  • Teaching AP Style Content:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Document Analysis
  • Resources & How to Use & Modify Them
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Free Response Questions
    • DBQ Questions
  • Chief Reader Comments


Day 3: Wednesday [Third Quarter]

  • Teaching Strategies to Prepare Students for the Redesigned 2015 AP Exam
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • How to Create/Modify/Evaluate:
    • Multiple Choice questions
    • Short-Answer questions
    • Long-Essay Questions
    • Document-Based Questions


Day 4: Thursday [Fourth Quarter]

  • T-shirt Designs & Historic Sites
  • Sharing of Best Practices
  • Sharing of Lesson Plans
  • Exam Review Activities
  • Practice Exams
  • Computer Exploration of APUSH Appropriate Web Sites
  • Reflections
  • History Honor Society (HHS)
  • Closing Ceremonies and Evaluations and certificates


Instructor Bio

Tim Hudenburg graduated from the College of William and Mary and following graduation enlisted in the  US Army. Soon after being accepted into Officer Candidate School and completing this course, he was commissioned an officer in the US Army. He served as an Executive Officer in a tank company in Germany during the Cold War. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and after his promotion to captain, he decided to leave the Army and pursue a degree in education with a goal of teaching history. He completed his M. Ed at George Washington University and afterwards earned a Master’s Degree in History from George Mason University.     

He has taught APUSH in Fairfax County, Virginia for the last 20 years. Tim is a long standing table leader and reader at the APUSH exam grading in Louisville, Kentucky. Recently he was appointed as an adjunct professor at his local community college (NVCC). He also serves as one of only 7 educators on the Teaching Advisory Group board  (TAG)  for the Museum of the Native American Indian for the Smithsonian in Washington DC . Tim has served as a lecturer on how to effectively use art in the high school classroom at the National Gallery of Art with a specialty on the American West. He also served on the Corcoran Gallery of Art teacher panel as well.

As a teacher, he  honored by the Daughter of American Revolution as a Northern Virginia history teacher of the year and also was selected by the Northern Virginia Council of Gifted and Talented (GT) Education ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted.’ He has been selected for several Gilder Lehrman institutes as well, but his heart is in the classroom teaching history. he is married with two daughters and greatly looks forward to this institute.