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Rod Franchi
Rod Franchi has been teaching AP US History at Novi HS in Novi, MI for 24 years. Rod believes the key to teaching APUSH is for the kids become historians--for the year at least. He has been an APUSH Reader and served as Social Studies Department Chair for 15 years in addition to various leadership positions at the county and state levels. Rod led two webinars in AP US History practices for the College Board, and recently he developed the writing and testing sections for the APUSH textbook, By the People. At his workshops, Rod shares lots of lessons and resources, but his central focus is to help teachers build their APUSH courses to fit their styles and the students' needs.

See more on his professional website.
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John Maunu
John Maunu taught AP World History, AP European History, and other history courses at Riverdale High School in Wisconsin and Grosse Ile High School for over 40 years. He currently teaches AP World History workshops to students at Cranbrook/Kingswood private school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as an adjunct consultant. John is also a College Board AP World History consultant teaching APSI workshops nationally, a Reader and Table Leader at the AP College Board World History Reading (2004-Present), Digital Resources Editor for World History Connected online Journal, co-Moderator of the AP College Board World History Teacher Community website, and a reviewer of AP history materials for publishing companies. ​
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Tom Reynolds
Tom Reynolds teaches English at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois, where he also acts as coordinator for the English Department. He has been teaching Advanced Placement English courses for more than 25 years and currently serves as an AP Consultant for the Midwest Region of the College Board. Tom has also worked as an AP Reader, Hononegah High School’s Gifted Program Coordinator, and as an internal reviewer for the Advanced Ed Accreditation Organization. He is a recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education’s "Those Who Excel" Award for Educational Excellence.​
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Hattie Maguire
Hattie Maguire is a National Board Certified Teacher in her 19th year at Novi High School in southeast Michigan. She teaches both AP English Language and Composition and AP Seminar and has served as a reader for both subjects. She loves sharing her passion for reading and writing instruction as a contributing writer at MovingWriters.org as well as a regular presenter at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conferences. In addition to teaching Advanced Placement courses, Hattie has also worked as a reading and writing interventionist with struggling learners in her district which has given her a unique perspective on curriculum development for all learners and how teachers might develop appropriate scaffolds to make challenging material accessible.
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Ben Walters
Ben Walters has taught AP Psychology for 12 years outside of Charlotte, NC. His first-year teaching AP Psychology he had 28 students take the AP exam. Currently, he has 175-200 students take the AP Psychology exam each year. He has had the opportunity to score AP Psychology FRQs for 5 years. He created a stand-alone AP Psychology online course for his district that has grown and has been very successful. Since 2017, he has worked with the National Math and Science Initiative as an AP Psychology consultant, mentor, and curriculum writer. Ben has a passion to work with students and teachers to not only increase student’s AP exam scores but create a rich enjoyment in Psychology!
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Gerald Gillis
My name is Gerald Gillis and I have been teaching over 26 years at James M. Coughlin High School in Wilkes - Barre, PA. I have taught AP Calculus for thirteen years. I have written a successful AP Calculus course at my school where all of my students have earned a 4 or 5 so far. Each year, I implement new teaching strategies so that my course stays fresh and current with the practices of AP Calculus and the AP Calculus Course and Exam Description. I do not use a particular textbook; instead, I use a collection of assignments and activities that I have personally written for my students tailored to their specific needs. During the workshop, I will share samples of my assignments, activities, and exams I have written. I would definitely say that these assignments and activities are one of a few reasons why my students are successful on the AP Exam.

My experience with the College Board includes conducting one and multi-day workshops, presenter at the AP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and several years as an AP Exam Reader. I am the author of Module 3 for the Online Teaching and Assessing Modules for the College Board. In the fall of 2019, I conducted an online College Board workshop called Using Existence Theorems to Justify Answer. Most recently in October 2020, I conducted an online College Board Workshop under a new format consisting of five modules.
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