By Dennis Urban
on Wednesday, October, 4th, 2017 in apush, review classes, test prep, testprep.
Recently, Long Island Regents Prep teamed up with PrepIT, an online test prep platform and marketplace where students and teachers can purchase and sell review materials. We’re licensing our AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, APPsychology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Biology material to PrepIT, and they’re available for purchase at prepIT.io. Their Product PrepIT is […]
Recently, Long Island Regents Prep teamed up with PrepIT, an online test prep platform and marketplace where students and teachers can purchase and sell review materials. We’re licensing our AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, APPsychology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Biology material to PrepIT, and they’re available for purchase at prepIT.io.
PrepIT is a web based test preparation platform that serves students, teachers, and course authors. Gathering meaningful data on student performance is a time consuming task for any teacher. With the PrepIT platform teachers can create review courses for any subject and share it with their students. As students interact with the course, data is aggregated and shared back to the classroom teacher and students, providing guidance on areas to focus more attention. In addition to these features, teachers and students are able to buy pre-made courses for a variety of subjects. These courses have been written by approved authors. Last year we tested our data tools with 4,000 AP Government students and 150 teachers.
Mike Clancy is an AP Government and AP US History teacher in Muscatine, Iowa. He has been teaching for nine years and has experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His idea for PrepIT was inspired by his students love of class trivia games and the teachers need to prioritize review time on student weaknesses. Before teaching in Iowa Mike taught internationally in Vietnam, and also served as a Teach for America corps member in Kansas City, Missouri. Mike received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters in Education from Rockhurst University in Missouri. Mike also completed a graduate certificate program in educational technology from SUNY, Buffalo.
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moved to North Carolina in 2001 and worked in the training group for high tech companies such as IBM and Lenovo. Eventually he became a certified program manager, PMP, at Global Knowledge which is the world’s largest learning solutions provider. During this time his client list included Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Citibank, and the New York Stock Exchange. While in North Carolina he also earned an MBA from NC State with a concentration in entrepreneurship and technology.
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By Dennis Urban
on Wednesday, October, 4th, 2017 in global.
Here’s some important information we received about changes to the Global History and Geography Regents next year. Going forward, our Global Regents review classes will reflect these changes. The January 2018 Regents Examination in Global History and Geography (Grades 9 & 10) will be in the current format In June 2018, the only Regents Examination […]
Here’s some important information we received about changes to the Global History and Geography Regents next year. Going forward, our Global Regents review classes will reflect these changes.
The June 2018 Transition exam will be based on the Social Studies Resource Guide and Core Curriculum (1998) and on the NYS Learning Standards (1996) for Social Studies found online at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/ssrg.html
. Some information from the November 2016 memo is provided below:
Question: What will the June 2018 Transition Regents Examination in Global History and Geography measure? Answer: The Transition Regents Examination in Global History and Geography (Grade 10) will be based on one year of study, the NYS Learning Standards for Social Studies (1996), and the skills and content for Grade 10 found in the Social Studies Resource Guide and Core Curriculum (1998) in Units 5–8 (pages 105–120). Skills-based questions from the Methodology unit (pages 92–93) may also be included in this examination if the content of the questions relates to Units 5–8. The essays will be based on the themes on page 89 and topics in Units 5–8. This includes human and physical geography. Please note that Unit 5 (1750-1914)includes: The Scientific Revolution (Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Descartes); The Enlightenment (Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Montesquieu); Independence Movements in Latin America and the post-independence period; Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions in Europe and other parts of the world; Meiji Restoration; and Imperialism
NOTE: Themes and concepts are defined on pages 8–11 and skills are presented on pages 12–18.
The Transition Regents Examination in Global History and Geography (Grade 10) will have the same three parts as the current Regents Examination in Global History and Geography (Grades 9 & 10) except that Part I will contain 30 multiple-choice questions rather than 50. Part II will contain one thematic essay question. Part III A will contain open-ended questions based on several documents, and Part III B will contain one essay question based on the documents and the student’s knowledge of specific social studies content. The 30 multiple-choice questions will be weighted so as to account for approximately 55% of the student’s final score, similar to the 50 multiple-choice questions on the current Regents Examination in Global History and Geography (Grades 9 & 10).
The current Regents exams in Global History and Geography can be used to help students prepare for the Transition Regents Examination in Global History and Geography. Teachers and students may look at the first few questions on the current exams as they relate to the unit on methodology. Questions from Units 5–8 usually begin around question 18, 19, or 20 on the current examinations—Scientific Revolution, French Revolution, imperialism, etc. The cross-topical questions at the end of each exam relate to material across or between units. Only those questions that relate to Units 5–8 will be on the Transition Regents Exam. When using previously administered exams for practice essays, look at thematic topics and DBQ topics that are part of the grade 10 curriculum. Previously administered Regents Examination in Global History and Geography can be found online at: http://www.nysedregents.org/GlobalHistoryGeography.
The June 2018 exam will not be based on the NYS K–12 Social Studies Framework, but will be based on the Social Studies Resource Guide and Core Curriculum (1998) and on the NYS Learning Standards (1996).
Please check the links listed above for more information regarding the upcoming changes in Global History and Geography.