This course is designed for teachers who are teaching Advanced Placement United States History for the first time. Teachers who may have one or two years experience but have never attended an Advanced Placement Summer Institute will also find this course useful. Time will be spent examining the requirements for the course, developing materials and mapping a course outline. Teachers who have attended an AP Summer Institute in the past will gain more information from the APSI for experienced teachers and are encouraged to select that option.
Teachers will use a computer throughout the institute. It is essential that each participant bring a laptop that current enough to be functional. Each participant should create a gmail account before attending the conference. Materials will be shared through Google Drive daily. A working familiarity with Google Drive will be helpful but not essential.
Rhonda Rush currently teaches at Homewood High School in Homewood, Alabama. She began teaching Advanced Placement courses in 1986 at Saks High School in Anniston, Alabama. Additionally, she has taught Advanced Placement courses at Bob Jones High in Madison and Hillcrest High in Tuscaloosa. Rhonda Rush has led numerous in-service programs and workshops. She currently serves on the A+ College Ready state development team for Social Studies.