Professional Development Workshops

Learn best practices and strategies for teaching online.

Brought to you by Mass Insight and Marco Learning

Mass Insight December Workshops Schedule

Day 1: Saturday, December 5th

9:00 AM-10:15 AM ET
Introduction and Best Practices for Remote Learning

10:30 AM-11:45 AM ET
Online Tools for Feedback, Time Management, and Group Work

11:45 AM-12:00 PM ET
Q&A Session

Day 2: Saturday, December 12th

Group 1: ELA
9:00 AM-10:15 AM ET
Digital Tools for AP® English Language and AP® English Literature

10:30 AM-11:45 AM ET
Leading Socratic Seminars Online

11:45 AM-12:00 PM ET
Q&A Session

Group 2: STEM
9:00 AM-10:15 AM ET
Digital Tools for AP® STEM Subjects

10:30 AM-11:45 AM ET
Breakout Session: AP® Math Teachers (focus on AP® Calculus AB and BC)
Breakout Session: AP® Science Teachers (focus on AP® Chemistry and AP® Environmental Science)

11:45 AM-12:00 PM ET
Q&A Session

Registration is free for Mass Insight teachers. All sessions will take place in Marco Learning’s live online classroom. Sessions will also be recorded and sent to registrants within 1 business day of each workshop. Attendees may also request certificates of completion here.

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Meet Your Instructors

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John Moscatiello

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John Moscatiello has been a teacher, tutor, and author for the past 17 years. His career began at the Princeton Review, where he taught the SAT®, ACT®, SAT® Subject Tests, AP® Exams, ISEE®, SSAT®, SHSAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT® Verbal, and TOEFL®.  John has trained hundreds of teachers, written content for 13 test preparation books, and worked as a college admissions consultant. He starred in more than 200 educational videos for the Princeton Review’s SAT®, ACT®, and GRE® self-paced courses. John’s academic career began as a Spanish major at NYU, where he used AP® credits to graduate a full year early. He then pursued graduate degrees in history from Fordham and Notre Dame, where he taught undergraduate students. He was a Fulbright scholar to Spain in 2012. John’s academic work has been published in both English and Spanish.

Andrew Sharos

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Andrew Sharos is an author, consultant, and keynote speaker who still works in a high school. For more thoughts on instructional methods in AP® and the award-winning turnaround story that made history in Andrew’s class, check out his books, All 4s and 5s: A Guide to Teaching and Leading AP® Programs and Finding Lifelines: A Practical Tale about Teachers and Mentors.

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Katie Upton

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Katie Upton has been teaching for 15 years, helping students become college and career ready. She has taught English courses ranging from 7th grade English Language Arts to Composition I at the college level. In the past three years, she has quickly become an expert in AP® Language and Composition and a leader of the AP® Capstone program. Katie has a plethora of experience in educational professional development. She has led professional development at the building, district, area, and even global level, focusing on helping teachers blend 21st century learning with educational practices that have stood the test of time. Beginning her career in Oklahoma, Katie has also taught in Kansas and now calls Texas her home. A former basketball coach herself, Katie spends her free time cheering on her two boys in all that they do and supporting her husband, a head girls’ basketball coach.

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Heather Garcia

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Heather Garcia has been teaching since 2004, and has taught English courses ranging from 9th grade remedial to AP® English Language and AP® English Literature. She has taught public speaking, Dual Enrollment Skills for College Success, and has also taught English Composition at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a professional development leader in her district, running annual new-teacher trainings and is now the Curriculum and Instructional Specialist for her district for grades 6-12. She has been an AP® Reader and was a presenter for AP® English Literature at the 2019 AP® National Conference in Orlando, and her specialty is helping students build their skills in analytical reading, critical thinking, and insightful writing. Heather has a BA in English, and an MA in English, and an MA in Writing. She lives in Florida with her husband and two young children, and spends her spare time (LOL) writing young-adult fiction.

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Michelle Krummel

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Michelle Krummel has taught AP® math courses for the past 16 years, including AP® Statistics, AP® Calculus AB, and AP® Calculus BC. She currently teaches AP® Calculus BC and IB Mathematics Standard/Higher Level in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although her YouTube channel features a plethora of calculus tutorials, she is most widely known for her LaTeX videos. She is an advocate for the use of technology in the classroom and enjoys providing staff development for Canvas and other technological resources. Michelle has a B.A. in Mathematics from George Mason University, a M.S. in Mathematics Education from Towson University, and a M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University. In her spare time, she enjoys dabbling in digital photography, listening to audiobooks, and playing video games in VR.

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Cherri Nix

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Cherri Nix has been teaching for the past 16 years and has taught every science course from 9th grade biology to AP® Chemistry and AP® Environmental Science. Cherri has helped students not only in science classes, but also has mentored students in science fair, summer internships, and various other science and STEM competitions. She recently transitioned from the classroom to district leadership, specializing in STEM/STEAM integration practices for K-12 and AP® Science mentor for her district. Cherri has a BS in microbiology and chemistry from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, a MEdL from Georgia College and State University, a EdS in curriculum and Instruction, and is completing her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. In her spare time, Cherri enjoys kayaking and hydroponic gardening.

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Jennifer Douglas

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Jennifer Douglass has been a science teacher for the past 16 years. Her favorite course to teach is AP® Chemistry because of the critical thinking skills that students develop as they learn to apply what they have learned. Her students consistently exceed the global and state pass rates on the AP® Chemistry Exam. Jennifer is also a science coach for AP® Chemistry teachers in the state of Georgia. Jennifer has BA in Biology from the University of Toledo, a MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an EdS in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. In her spare time, she enjoys roasting her own coffee, binding books and hiking in North Georgia.