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Keith has taught in Utah schools since 1974, beginning at a private alternative high school then moving to Murray High School where he currently teaches Honors Sophomore English and AP* U. S. History. He was for sixteen years an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College where he taught introductory college writing courses. He graduated from the University of Utah with a major in history and a minor in English and has an M.Ed. in instructional technology from Utah State University. He is a graduate of the Utah Writing Project and is a five-time Meritorious Teacher of the Year Award winner and is a recipient of a U. S. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award. He was an on-site AP* reader 1999-2007 and is currently a distributed reader, scoring short answer responses online. He has been a College Board faculty consultant since 2001.
Information about the textbook you will be using in the upcoming school year—version or edition, number of chapters, quality of publisher-provided supplementary and online materials.
Your school calendar for the upcoming year with holidays and breaks. If you are new to your school, this might require a phone call to the school or the district. This information may be available online at your school or district web site.
Computer—notebook or tablet, PC or Mac. You will have internet access during the institute. There will be group and individual work time to develop and share yearly pacing guides and on preparing a course audit syllabus (important for new teachers). I will also make available about 5 GB of downloadable resources.