Teacher Feature: Creating Equitable Access & Outcomes for All Secondary Social Scientists
In her classroom Ryan McKillop, PEBC Lab Host, leverages the workshop model, thinking strategies, and discourse to foster the thinking skills that all social scientists need to understand history, the world and its people from multiple perspectives. Ryan has found that simply “covering content” is not enough, she must create a learning environment that fosters behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement that is built upon relevancy. She teaches AP World Geography at an urban high school in Denver, Colorado and helped create the school’s “AP for All” program. When it comes to supporting agency and understanding, Ryan believes that each and every student should have access to honors level work and the scaffolding to be successful.