I was delighted to have Dr. Alexander (Alec) Murphy be our professional development night speaker.  He was one the members of the very first test development committee that made the idea of AP Human Geography to become a reality.  His talk spoke about that history of the early days launching APHG, and the all-important topic, GEOGRAPHY: WHY IT MATTERS.  His passion for geography education was only matched by his incredible teaching style that had the audience enraptured (he kindly shared this PDF of his slides with us).

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Alec Murphy with Bill Moseley after his 2019 talk

NIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLES: Friday evening, June 7th we had our annual “Night of the Round Tables” event. This event was designed to create a place to share new ideas, pick up lesson plans, discover new resources, and develop strategies for teaching geography. Presenters had 15 minutes to present. Below are the digital copies of the presentations and the handouts that they wanted to share (more will trickle in, so check back if you don’t see something immediately):

Every year, it is a delight for me to watch the AP Human Geography reading and see how all the moving parts come together to do far more than any one individual could do by themselves.  It truly is an honor to be the Chief Reader of such an excellent group of dedicated geography educators who are so professional and passionate it is amazing to watch all the moving parts come together.  It couldn’t happen without such dedicated, professional, and passionate geography educators all working together.

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