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Stephanie Cosgrove began her teaching career with Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), the fourth largest urban school district in the nation, over 25 years ago. She teaches AP Human Geography and is the Department Chairperson of Social Studies at Coral Gables Senior High. Stephanie serves as a Reader for AP Human Geography and a mentor to new AP Human Geography teachers for the Division of Advanced Academics within MDCPS. Stephanie loves sharing her excitement for geography with others!
The four-day AP Human Geography Summer Institute is for both new and experienced teachers. During the course of the week, participants will learn how to align instruction and pacing with the goals and curriculum of the AP Human Geography course. Participants will create or revise their syllabus in order to align with the updates to the Course Exam Description (CED). Content by units, strategies for instruction and best practices for the course will be shared, as well as the geographical skills and content knowledge that the exam will assess. During our four days together, participants will learn how to access and utilize AP Classroom, the new online resources developed by the College Board. We will develop assessments, case studies and content-related activities, and analyze free-response questions and scoring guidelines for each unit of study. Participants will acquire differentiated instructional techniques and content-specific strategies that can be used in the classroom for all grades and levels, ensuring equitable access.