AP* U.S. History
We are pleased to welcome Ron Olson to the 2013 AP* Summer Institute at PLU!
This year's course will focus heavily on the upcoming curriculum changes.
Registration is Now Open - Register before June 1 to get Early Bird Price!
Ron Olson is a graduate of Adams State College - MA-Secondary Education and New Mexico State University – BS-History and English. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Social Studies (2007). He has taught for 31 years in a variety of locations with the past eight years being at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA. He has taught APUS History for 14 years and has conducted several one-day and one-week AP workshops as a College Board Faculty Consultant over the past 13 years (most recent workshops in Morgantown, West Virginia - 2011, and Charleston, West Virginia and PLU - 2012). He just got back from Chicago in mid-April having received training and information about the new APUSH course redesign. In addition, he is a retired reader for APUSH having scored exams for nine years. Ron has also worked for PLU as a facilitator for NBCT and ProCert candidates, and has worked for 4 years for Pearson scoring NBCT portfolio entries and scoring for the TPA pilot in 2012. Most recently, Ron traveld to Beijing (2010) and Seoul (2011) on educator spring break trips with SNA Education Group out of Vancouver, BC. and he will be going on his first cruise to Alaska this August.
At the end of the day, Ron returns home to his two Cocker Spaniels (Groban and Sparky) and enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with friends (he is also addicted to “Words with Friends” - he is an avid Star Trek fanatic - and he is a laughing fan of Duck Dynasty).