APSI Northeastern State University Week 2 - Online 2021


The Advanced Placement Summer Institute sponsored by the College Board and Northeastern State University is offered to new and experienced AP teachers. Participants will find that their Institute experience sets them up for success in teaching their AP classes with new ideas, resources, and a renewed enthusiastic vision for their classes. Participants will be learning through College Board approved consultants.

Phillip Miller
English Language Week2 June 21 - 24, 2021

Objective: AP Consultant

Education: Northeastern Oklahoma State 1979-1981
University of Tulsa 1981-1982
West Texas A&M University 1982-1985
Received BGS in 1985
Concentration – English and Business
Post Back 1989 Certification confirmed in 1991

Certification: Secondary English, Grade 6-12
Political Science (Government)

Experience: Grader AP Language Exam 2000-2005 (5 years)
Have worked as a College Board Consultant for last 20+ years/Graded IB written exams
English Department Head-6 years
AP Lead Teacher
IB Coordinator-7 years

Other: 1991-2000: Borger Independent Schools,
English I, English II, English III
Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Soccer
English I Honors, II Honors, IIIAP
2000-present, Amarillo Independent Schools
Palo Duro High School, 1 year, English I
Amarillo High School, 17 years, English II-Pre-AP,(2 yrs)
English IIIAP/IB, (last 17 years)

Affiliations: College Board Consultant
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Leon Schram
Computer Science A Week 2 June 21 - 24, 2021

About Leon Schram
Leon Schram teaches Intro Computer Science, AP Computer Science (A) and AP Computer Science Princiiples at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas. He has taught AP Computer Science for 35 years and has been a College Board consultant since 1985, conducting one-day, two-day and one-week AP Summer Institutes. He served four years on the AP Computer Science Test Development Committee and was an AP reader for ten years. Leon has also been active for the last ten years with NMSI (National Math & Science Initiative), presenting at Saturday Student AP Prep Sessions and conducting 2-Day AP Staff Development workshops for AP Teachers in the NMSI program.
Leon has received the Ross Perot Excellence in Teaching Award, The Texas Computer Educator of the Year Award, The College Board AP Special Recognition Award, was selected for the Global Who's Who 2009 Top Educator, received the Diocese of Dallas Catholic Teaching "Works of the Heart" award and received the UT Dallas 2014 Inspiration Award for inspiring future Computer Scientists. Leon Schram has published Student Friendly Pascal, Exposure C++, Exposure Java as well as D&S Marketing Preparation For The AP Examination (A), Python for AP Computer Science Principles and Preparation for the AP Computer Science Principles Exam.
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Eugene Chase
Teaching U.S. Government June 21 - 24, 2021. Eugene Chase teaches US and Comparative Government and Politics at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he also serves as social studies department chair. A reader and table leader at the AP US Government reading, he has been consulting for the College Board since 1999 and has presented at AP and Pre-AP workshops nationwide and at the AP National Conference. He is a National Board Certified Teacher (AYA Social Studies - History) and has also served as an assessor for the National Board. Gene has been an AP Government adviser for four textbooks and has provided staff development to many school districts including Chicago Public Schools and Boston Public Schools. Also working with the Education Testing Service, he has been an item writer for the US and Comparative Government and Politics exams and has been assessor for the Praxis Series teacher licensure tests. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma. Gene occasionally services as an adjunct instructor at teaching American National Government and Social Studies Methods.
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Jocelyn Neal
Teaching Music Theory June 21 - 24, 2021. Jocelyn Neal is the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a BA (1993) in music from Rice University, and an MA and PhD (2002) in music theory from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Her expertise covers music theory and analysis, theory pedagogy, rhythm and meter, and popular music. She also teaches courses on music and copyright, music-dance intersections, and the cultural reception of popular music.
Dr. Neal served on the AP Music Theory Test Development Committee for four years; she has been a reader and table leader at the AP Reading since 2015, and she was on the College Board’s instructional design team that authored the current Course and Exam Description (CED). She has also lead outreach projects for local high school AP music theory teachers, and taught workshops directly to high school AP students since 2016.
Within the field of music theory, Dr. Neal is currently on the executive board of the Society for Music Theory. She has served as chair of the Popular Music Group for the Society of Music Theory, as a member of the editorial boards for the academic journals Music Theory Spectrum, Music Theory Online, and Intégral, and as co-editor of Southern Cultures. Her articles have appeared such journals as Musical Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Music Theory Spectrum. Her books include Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History (Oxford University Press, 2012; 2nd ed. 2019). Dr. Neal regularly presents her research at national conferences on American music, popular music, music theory, and cultural studies. In 2016, she founded the UNC Bluegrass Initiative, which she continues to direct.
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Michael Pastor
Teaching Psychology June 21 - 24, 2021. Michael Pastor teaches Introduction to Psychology, AP Psychology, and Criminal and Civil Law at Quaker Valley High School in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania. He has served as a reader and table leader at the AP Psychology reading for many years. He is a proud member of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Michael also serves as a coach for the Teaching for Understanding online course as a part of Harvard’s Project Zero. In his experience, Michael has presented at the Project Zero Perspectives conference as well as numerous service-learning conferences. At Quaker Valley High School, Michael serves as the social studies department chairperson and advises the student council. His educational background includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Secondary Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in school leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Stephen Prilliman
Teaching Chemistry June 21 - 24, 2021. Stephen Prilliman is a Professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma City University. Stephen taught Pre-AP and AP Chemistry for six years at Harding Charter Preparatory, an urban high school in Oklahoma City. He is a practitioner of student-centered and inquiry-based methods of teaching and has used POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) with both high school and university students for over 15 years. Stephen has been leading College Board and POGIL workshops since 2007 and was an AP exam reader in 2008. He was a co-author of PASCO Scientific’s Advanced Chemistry Through Inquiry lab manual, an editor for the High School POGIL Initiative (HSPI), and is a reviewer of AP course audits.
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Kristin Shapiro
Teaching Environmental Science June 21 - 24, 2021. Kristin Shapiro received her undergraduate degree from Austin College, in Sherman, Tx and her graduate degree in Biology from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She has been a teacher for the past 12 years. For the first 10 years she taught AP Environmental Science and AP Biology in Plano, Texas. For the past two years, Kristin has taught in southeastern Colorado at Florence Junior Senior High School where she teaches AP Environmental Science, Dual-Credit Biology, and 9th grade Biology. In addition to teaching, Kristin works as a consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative and College Board. She has been a reader and table leader for the past 5 years. In her free time she enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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Greg Timm
Teaching Calculus BC. Greg Timm taught mathematics at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland for 37 years. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Ithaca College and an M.E. D. in mathematics education from the University of Maryland. He has taught Advanced Placement Calculus for over 30 years and has been an AP Reader and Table Leader for 24 years. He has been an AP Calculus consultant since 2005. He also has taught AP Statistics at Roland Park and a Teaching Advanced Placement Calculus seminar at Towson University. He has recently retired and now lives with his wife, Pat in Austin, Texas. They have two grown children, Emily in Austin, Texas and Zachary in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoys Baltimore Orioles baseball and all kinds of musical performances.