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Mr. Gallup

Mr.Gallup

For all students please use the Class Websites to find my current up to date web sites for APUSH, CONTEMPORARY US ISSUES, JV GOLF. All the information, including syllabus, you need is located on those websites.

Teacher Bio: Colorado native, raised in Boulder, former Golf Professional and business owner turned history teacher.

Married father of three ages 11,12,17
 
Behavioral Science B.A. from Metro State University graduated summa cum laude

JV Girls and Boys Golf coach
Volunteer assistant coach for Girls Basketball


Continuing education:     
        Currently working toward my masters in American history.
            2017- National Endowment for the Humanities seminar: 
                          Impact of Modernity on Indigenous Peoples (Grand Coulee Dam)
            2016-  Gilder Lehrman Institute summer seminar at Stanford on the
                           Supreme Court
            2015-  Critical Thinking Skills seminar at Antioch University in Keene, NH
            2014-  Foreign Policy Institute seminar in New York, NY
            2013-  Awarded two week educators trip to Turkey through the World Affairs                                        Council and Turkish Cultural Foundation

Awards:  Colorado Educators Voice Fellow 2015-2016
              Daughters of the American Revolution Dr.Susan Anthony Chapter 
                        American History Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Work Experience: This is my tenth year in teaching all at Arvada West.
 
Teaching Goal: I have introduced a Critical Skills program design into my teaching. Critical Skills will focus on experiential learning, collaborative learning, standards based learning and problem based learning. Students will be actively engaged in creating the classroom environment, syllabus, and classroom policies. Students will experience the pressure of presenting their work in an atmosphere of a collaborative classroom community. 

Critical Skills has nine basic characteristics

1- Students will frequently work as a team.
2- Students actively solve meaningful problems.
3- Students publicly exhibit their learning.
4- Students reflect on what they are learning and doing.
5- Students apply quality criteria to their work.
6- Teachers mediate, coach, and support the learning process.
7- Targeted learning results guide culture, curriculum, and assessment.
8- Work is interconnected.
9- Students take responsibility for and ownership of their learning and for the classroom community.

Teacher Bio: Colorado native, raised in Boulder, former Golf Professional and business owner turned history teacher.

Married father of three ages 11,12,17
 
Behavioral Science B.A. from Metro State University graduated summa cum laude

JV Girls and Boys Golf coach
Volunteer assistant coach for Girls Basketball


Continuing education:     
        Currently working toward my masters in American history.
            2017- National Endowment for the Humanities seminar: 
                       Impact of Modernity on Indigenous Peoples (Grand Coulee Dam)
            2016-  Gilder Lehrman Institute summer seminar at Stanford on the Supreme Court
            2015-  Critical Thinking Skills seminar at Antioch University in Keene, NH
            2014-  Foreign Policy Institute seminar in New York, NY
            2013-  Awarded two week educators trip to Turkey through the World Affairs Council and Turkish                           Cultural Foundation

Awards:  Colorado Educators Voice Fellow 2015-2016
                Daughters of the American Revolution Dr.Susan Anthony Chapter 
                        American History Teacher of the Year 2015-2016
Work Experience: This is my tenth year in teaching all at Arvada West.
 
Teaching Goal: I have introduced a Critical Skills program design into my teaching. Critical Skills will focus on experiential learning, collaborative learning, standards based learning and problem based learning. Students will be actively engaged in creating the classroom environment, syllabus, and classroom policies. Students will experience the pressure of presenting their work in an atmosphere of a collaborative classroom community. 

Critical Skills has nine basic characteristics
1- Students will frequently work as a team.
2- Students actively solve meaningful problems.
3- Students publicly exhibit their learning.
4- Students reflect on what they are learning and doing.
5- Students apply quality criteria to their work.
6- Teachers mediate, coach, and support the learning process.
7- Targeted learning results guide culture, curriculum, and assessment.
8- Work is interconnected.
9- Students take responsibility for and ownership of their learning and for the classroom community.