John Moyer is a current teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow, Ohio where he has taught since 1990. John currently teaches AP United States Government & Politics, AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics as well as Leadership Concepts, a course for aspiring student leaders. John is currently a Question Leader at the AP US Government & Politics exam, where he has been involved since 2007 as well as a College Board Consultant since 2015. Most recently, John participated in the redesigned Course Audit review process for the AP Comparative Government & Politics course.
Additionally, John is a certified trainer and coach with Resilient Leadership LLC where John trains and coaches k-12 educational leaders.
- understand the course framework found in the Course and Exam Description.
- plan and sequence their course based on the CED and their unique teaching situation.
- choose from a variety of instructional strategies based on the needs of their individual students.
- design lessons that are adaptable to a variety of learning situations- be it fully in class, completely remote or a hybrid model.
- develop formative and summative assessments based on the AP exam expectations.
- develop and score the 4 types of free response questions, including each of the following:
- Concept Application question
- Quantitative Analysis question
- SCOTUS Application question
- Argument Essay
- leave this institute a more confident teacher with a clear plan going forward.
Through the lens of Bowen Systems Theory, John helps teachers & students see the interdependence of actors and how the presence of the past guides systems behavior- including all types of political systems. This reciprocally based approach helps make sense of seemingly disparate behaviors.
- Course and Exam Description Overview
- Equity and Access
- Integrating Skills & Content
- AP Exam- Multiple Choice
- Instructional Planning Reports
- Understanding the Unit Guides
- Course Planning- Step One
- Quantitative Analysis- A Classroom Application
- FRQ 2- Quantitative Analysis
- Selecting and Using Course Materials
- National Constitution Center
- AP Classroom- An Introduction & Daily Videos
- Connecting Course Concepts
- Spiraling and Scaffolding Course Concepts
- FRQ 1- Concept Application
- Lesson Development- Step One
- Course Planning- Step Two
- MC Exam Analysis
- Google Drive Resources
- Political Opinions- A Reciprocal Approach
- Lesson Development- Step Two
- AP Classroom- Personal Progress Checks
- Textbook Reviews & Recommendations
- Applied Civics Project
- Supreme Court Case Analysis
- FRQ 3- Scotus Application
- Tech Tools
- Course Planning- Step Three
- Lesson Development- Step Three
- Analyzing Qualitative Visuals
- Analytical Reading Activity
- AP Classroom- Assessments
- Outcome based Assessments
- Source Analysis
- FRQ 4- Argument Essay
- Lesson Development Presentations
- Final Questions/Evaluation
- Certificates/Next Steps
*Areas of focus will be adjusted based on participant input.