Dennis is the Social Studies Department Chair of Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, Utah were he has taught U.S. History, AP® Government and Politics, and Student Government. He also taught twelve years at Alta High School teaching U.S. History, AP® United States Government, AP® European History, Honors World History, and Honors ninth grade Social Studies. Dennis has also taught at Brighton High School and Eastman Junior High School.
Dennis has been a consultant for the College Board* for 20 years as well as a guest lecturer for AP® College Board* Workshops. He was named teacher of the year at Copper Hills High School, Teacher of the month - Jordan Chamber of Commerce, has been twice nominated for the Huntsman Award and has received the Golden Eagle Award of Merit
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GOVERNMENT & POLITICS - U.S.
The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies.
This workshop for new and experienced teachers will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom.
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
Design and implement an AP U.S. Government and Politics course.
Develop activities and assessments to build students’ proficiencies in the disciplinary practices and reasoning processes.
Implement strategies to prepare your students for the AP Exam.
Devise or revise a syllabus to align with course requirements.
Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.. Contact the individual locations for more information on continuing education units offered.