TEACHER-TESTED & ACADEMICALLY REVIEWED MATERIALS

TEACHINGpoint authors are master teachers with a degree in their content specialty. They are veteran instructors with classroom-tested labs and activities, and exceptional skills in developing dynamic daily lesson plans that work with a wide range of student learning styles and academic skills. Additionally, these materials are designed to work well with any textbook you choose (if necessary) for the course as the lesson plans refer to topics to read vs. specific page numbers.The course materials are aligned to standards and reviewed by an Academic Review Board composed of content specialists and veteran teachers to ensure both accuracy, “teachability,” and to support the implementation of best practice in classroom instruction.

MEET OUR AUTHORS

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Cathleen Alexander, Ph.D., author of Pre-Algebra, has taught Mathematics at the elementary, middle school and high school levels in both public and private schools for over 14 years. In the California public schools, she has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. In addition, she has taught Algebra in the Pre-College Program at Sonoma State University, and was an elementary and middle school principal. Ms. Alexander a U. California Davis Ph.D in Math candidate, also has a background developing Science curriculum, most recently “Inventions Plus” for Upward Bound Math and Science students. She has also contributed Mathematics and Science curriculum to academic journals. For 8 years, she has been an annual speaker at state and national education conferences, presenting numerous workshops such as “Geography Long Jump! And A Math Activity That Sneaks in Negative Numbers” and “Chess and the Mathematics Classroom.” Ms. Alexander says: “My philosophy of education is to teach students in a way that they will understand and remember. My method combines direct teaching, observation, student discovery and practice. I also weave in brain research, multiple intelligence theory and inquiry-based techniques. I am passionate about my teaching, and try to impart the importance and relevance of the subject to students’ real lives. I incorporate advanced concepts into simple exercises and authentic activities.”

June 19, 2018

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Ruth Antmann
is the author of the Elementary Music Series for Grades K-5 (links for levels K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). She graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2001, and her Master’s degree in Music Education in 2004. She began her teaching career at Holy Comforter Episcopal School in Tallahassee, Florida, teaching elementary and middle school instrumental music. During her five years there, the middle school band consistently earned Superior ratings and performed at Magic Music Days at Walt Disney World. In 2007 she moved with her family to the Orlando area, where she began teaching elementary general music in the Orange County Public Schools. She has supervised the production of numerous musicals and concerts. Ruth Antmann has presented lesson plan ideas at workshops for the Orange County Elementary Music Educators and at curriculum fairs for the Florida Music Educators Conference in Tampa, Florida

Ruth Antmann June 19, 2018

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George Burson, author of Advanced United States History and IB History of the Americas, is a long-time teacher and Woodrow Wilson Fellow who has authored a dozen articles on history and history education. He served five years on the Advisory Board of the Magazine of History. He has an M.A. in history and completed two years of post-graduate work at Vanderbilt University. As a National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher-Scholar, he spent the 1992-1993 school year at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill conducting historical research. In 2001 he was awarded the Aspen, Colorado School District Distinguished Teacher Award.

George Burson June 19, 2018

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David Byres, co-author of AP Biology, is a professor of Biology at Florida State College Jacksonville. He graduated  from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland with a B.Sc. in Biology and a Ph. D. in Botany. Before his current teaching position at FSCJ he worked as a Senior Biologist at the University of Florida, studying the effects of acid rain and air pollution on the growth of slash pines (Pinus elliottii). He was previously the leader of a Biological Expedition to Kenya, which collected diatoms and microlepidoptera.

David Byres June 19, 2018

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George Cassutto, author of Civics, is an award-winning author who developed curriculum for the PBS Series "The Democracy Project," consulted on the PBS "Thomas Jefferson" documentary and has developed curriculum for the Discovery Channel and U.S. News & World Report.

George Cassutto June 19, 2018

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Veronique Cheniaux
, author of IB French B is a native French speaker from Visé, Belgium, and a long time language educator at the college and high school level. With a European degree to teach French as a foreign language and a BA in French and Francophone studies, she has also collaborated in the publication of a video tape program to teach French to young children. Her experience encompasses a teaching assignment with the US army intelligence in Germany, adjunct professorships in several US colleges, free –lance translation and editing work and curriculum LOTE development. She is currently teaching at the Canandaigua Academy in the NY state.

Veronique Cheniaux June 19, 2018

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Dave Conarroe, author of Confronting Drug Use, has been teaching at Aspen High School since 1976.  During that time he was the athletic director 1989 to 1998; the girls basketball coach 1976 to 1991 and 2004-2006; the boys basketball coach 1992 to 1998; the head track coach 1978 to 1986; an assistant football coach 1977-1985; co-founder of Aspen’s youth football team in 1998 as a member of Three Rivers Youth Football; a member of Colorado High School Activities Association Board of Control  1995-1998; Fulbright teacher of A-Level Business Studies at Victoria College Belfast, Northern Ireland 2001-2002; AHS teacher of the following courses:  IB/AP Economics, IB Business and Management, Marketing, Intro to Finance, Business Law, Accounting, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, MS Office, Journalism, Psychology, Physical Education,  Web page development, Career Planning, and Drug Education. His graduate assistantship at Northern Arizona University was in the University Advisement Center.

Dave Conarroe June 19, 2018

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Zora Dougherty deGrandpre, author of AP Chemistry and co-author of AP Biology, has been a high school science teacher of biology, chemistry and physics. She holds a B.S. degree in Medicinal Chemistry from SUNY and an MS from the Department of Natural Science, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where her thesis was entitled "The Development of an ELISA for Anti-lymphocyte Antibodies in Plasmapheresis Donors and Recipients." Her doctoral thesis at Roswell is entitled "Anti-idiotypic T-suppressor Cells in Response to Bacterial Dextrans." Her educator responsibilities have included involvement in outcomes-based curriculum development as well as laboratory exercise development using standards developed in conjunction with the NYS Department of Education and as a member of curriculum development committees responsible for the creation of outcomes-based standards and Regents test development, with a particular emphasis in laboratory science.

Zora Dougherty deGrandpre June 19, 2018

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Kerry Doll, author of Interior Design, graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and received a Master’s degree in Teaching in 2003.  She has been a Home Economics teacher for 22 years, 16 of them at Fountain Valley High School.   About nine years ago, she and another teacher co-wrote Environmental Design, which meets the   a-g requirements for the UC/CSU systems in California.  This class is a mix of Interior Design and Architecture and the lessons have been included in this course.  She has worked with the California Dept of Education, Home Economics Careers and Technology Unit on the last two revisions of the Interior Design standards including the last alignment for the Common Core standards, and CTEonline supervising and writing lessons for Interior Design.   The Environmental Design class has been articulated with Orange Coast College for their entry level Interior Design class.  She is currently a member of the Orange County Professional Learning Community for Fashion and Interior Design, and a Community Group Leader for Fashion and Interior Design Career Pathways for CTEonline.

Kerry Doll June 19, 2018

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Joseph Enge
, author of World History: Early Man to the Age of Discovery, and World History: Early Man to the Age of Discovery was a Fulbright teacher in the former Soviet Union, a history columnist, and an internationally published journalist in addition to being a history teacher since 1988. Enge has mentored teachers in the United States and abroad as well as being one of the writers of Nevada's history standards. He and his students just received an award from U.S. Senator John Ensign, Nevada, for utilization of technology in education and his teacher Web site has received a number of educational awards.

Joseph Enge June 19, 2018

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Peter Farrands, PhD, is the author of IG History 0470 and IG Literature 0486 (in development), both for the Cambridge Curriculum. Dr Farrands has achieved exceptional results in A Level Literature and History examinations over the last five years with no less than 6 students achieving a top ten world result in their disciplines. He is now Head of Academics at the British Academy of Johnnesburg, South Africa. After securing an Honours degree in Literature and Humanities from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, Peter began teaching Cambridge IGCSE O’ Levels in Zimbabwe in 1984 in one of the new rural government secondary schools.  He returned to the UK in 1987 for the one-year Post-Graduate Teachers Certificate at Westminster College, Oxford. While writing his thesis he headed the new Media Studies department at The Sixth Form College Farnborough.  He was awarded his doctorate from Southampton University (UK) in 1994 while teaching at Molepolole Teachers College in Botswana.  Building on his experiences in Zimbabwe, his PhD thesis focussed on Southern African Literature and Politics.  Since then he has worked for the University of Mobile (USA) at their Central American campus, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and as a writer of adult Literature courses for the University of South Africa.  His areas of academic expertise are History and Literature at pre-University Advanced level.  He has published numerous articles and academic courses including studies in seventeenth century Cavalier poetry and nineteenth century Russian Realism.

Peter Farrands June 19, 2018

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Randolph Femmer, author of Honors Chemistry and Ecology, has taught high school science in such diverse subjects as A.P. Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, and Honors Chemistry for twenty-five years. His classroom presentations and curricula include such exceptional labs, units, and demonstrations as Observing the Invisible, Measuring the Invisible, and “What Every Citizen Should Know about Our Planet.” He has written three books and a variety of articles and digital presentations on topics as diverse as Telomeres and Telomerase, DNA Sequencing, and the Photoisomerization of Retinol. His web presence includes three educational web pages and his classes conduct computer activities utilizing Molecular Visualization, Rasmol, Stella computer modeling, and Scion imaging software. He has also conducted a variety of district workshops for new teachers, including molecular visualization using Rasmol, exceptional labs and demonstrations for new teachers, and 21st century science for the high school classroom. He and his wife Carol attended the University of Miami and reside in Florida.

Randolph Femmer June 19, 2018

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Dom Festante, author of Computer Applications and the Internet, started his career as a middle/high school English teacher in New Jersey. He was a founder of a computer consulting company and then he returned to the field of education as director of an Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC), a unique concept developed by the New Jersey Department of Education. The ETTCs were created to offer workshops that assisted educators in the seamless integration of technology in the district and in the classroom. He has authored two workbooks designed and written for students and adults possessing little or no knowledge in the process of creating databases using Microsoft Access. Dom has also served as a middle school principal, Director of Curriculum, Dean of an academy devoted to mathematics and science, supervisor of mathematics and science departments, supervisor of staff development and a member of the adjunct faculty of several colleges and universities teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. He holds a B.A. in English from Seton Hall University, a MA in Education from Kean University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from William Paterson University Thoroughly enjoying leading workshops, Dom has presented such workshops as Recognizing Hate on the Internet, Differentiated Instruction, Multiple Methods of Assessment, So You Want to use the Internet in Your Classroom?, and Middle School Concepts and Practices and Technology in the Classroom.

Dom Festante June 19, 2018

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Caroline Goode, author of Grade 5 Science, has taught fifth and sixth grade middle school science in Rockland Public Schools, Rockland, MA for 20 years and is a professional development presenter specializing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, inquiry across the curriculum, 21st Century Skills, and standards-based learning. Currently, she works as an independent consultant working with pre-service teachers and classroom teachers at the K-8 grade level. She has a BA, MA (K-8 Elem. Ed.) and MAT (Physical/Earth Science) from Bridgewater State College, MA. Since 1989, she has logged over 1,200 hours of personal professional development to build her content knowledge and pedagogical strategies for effective teaching. Caroline has been a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) presenter, curriculum writer, reviewer, and author of their SciGuides online packets, and now is the MA State Coordinator for the NSTA Science Matters in the Massachusetts online dissemination network reaching over 1,200 K-16 science educators with her two weekly e-blasts on Professional Opportunities and K-16 Resources at the national, state, and local level helping teachers overcome the isolation of their classrooms. She is a NEA/NFIE Christa McAuliffe fellow, a recipient of the 2005 MA Christa McAuliffe Teacher of the Year Award and the 2006 National Challenger Center for Space Education Turner N. Wiley Award. She has been an online mentor of the New Teacher Center’s National Electronic Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) since 2005, and is an education consultant for the National Institute of Health’s Office of Science Education and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Education. In 2010, Caroline was appointed to the MA Governor’s STEM Advisory Council serving on the Teacher Development sub-committee.

Caroline Goode June 19, 2018

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Louis Guglielmo, author of Sociology, and Model U.N., is a veteran teacher and National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. He spent the summer of 1999 as a visiting scholar at Douglas College working under Dr. Bonnie Smith studying Gender from a Global Perspective; He received his Masters in Education from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education in 1994, and holds a B.A from Temple University (1992). He has been teaching at Franklin High School in Somerset, NJ his entire career. A selection for Who's Who in Education the past two years, Louis has been nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year, and numerous other accolades by his former students. In addition to his teaching experiences, Louis is also a copyrighted screenwriter, softball coach, advisor to the Model UN and Model Congress clubs, and roommate with his two tabby cats--Linus and Lucy.

Louis Guglielmo June 19, 2018

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Lee Hanson, PhD, co-author with DeDe Tisone of Working with the Elements and Princioples of Art 1a and Art 1b, an introductory high school art curriculum. Lee is also co-author of California State-Adopted Art Express K-6 Textbook series including student and teacher edition, large art reproductions and other materials. Curriculum Chair of the California Art Education Association, a committee which promotes and develops art curriculum aligned with state and national standards. Dr. Hanson also represents CAEA on the California team (California Department of Education) to review Core Arts Standards and is a member of the Board of Institutional Review at Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The holder of three California credentials, Dr. Lee Hanson has taught a wide variety of art and art education courses -- kindergarten through university levels. Over the course of her professional life, she has maintained her skills by teaching art courses as well as by providing classroom demonstrations and workshops for teachers. Dr. Hanson has worked extensively as a writer, consultant, administrator, and arts educator. Her skills in curriculum writing, assessment, and program development have strengthened arts education in school districts, universities, and in projects at the state level. As s grant writer and project coordinator, she has introduced exemplary art programs into several California school districts - modeling them on the award-winning program developed in the Palo Alto Unified School District where she was Art Coordinator for over a decade. While at San José State University, she taught courses in art education and supervised student teachers; Dr. Hanson is a trained scorer for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). While Dr. Hanson was art coordinator in Palo Alto, the program received the Award of Program Excellence from the National Art Education Association (only one national award is given each year, and Palo Alto received the sole award given to a California program).

Lee Hanson June 19, 2018

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Helen Joyce, author of Elections, Using Film in the Social Studies: World, and Using Film in the Social Studies: Government, served over 30 years as a middle and high school classroom teacher, Social Studies Department Chair and high school administrator. She has taught AP® Government, World History, AP® US History, and interdisciplinary courses in both World and American Studies at the high school level for most of her career. She completed her undergraduate studies in History/ Education at City University of New York (Hunter / Herbert H. Lehman College) where she earned the Kappa Delta Pi Award for Academic Achievement and Professional Promise in 1974. She earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire in 1981. In 1993, Mrs. Joyce was named the New Hampshire Assistant Principal of the Year by the NH Association of Secondary School Principals. She has supervised her Elections program in a number of high schools since 1980 and both she and her students have gained statewide attention and recognition by the media as a result of their work.

Helen Joyce June 19, 2018

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Susan Henson, author of Advanced Language & Composition, has taught all levels of high school English, including honors and college-level classes. Both an SAT essay reader and Advanced Placement® Language reader, Susan specializes in teaching advanced rhetoric to high school juniors.  She has also served as a founding member of a campus vertical alignment team, as an English department chair, and as a member of a core curriculum development team.  In addition, Susan regularly delivers presentations on the teaching of English and the use of technology in the classroom setting at local, state, and national conferences. Most recently, she presented the session, "The Rhetorical Triad: The Foundation of a the Advanced Placement Language Course" at the 2013 AP National Convention.  Susan has established and directed two secondary writing centers and was the founding faculty sponsor of her campus student art and writing magazine. In addition to her current work in the classroom, Susan also directs an academic advancement center and facilitates student and teacher publications and collaborative projects.

Susan Henson June 19, 2018

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Art Hovey, author of Advanced Physics, earned a B.A. in physics and mathematics in 1964 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1965, both from Yale University. He taught physics and mathematics at New Haven's Hillhouse High School from 1965 to 1967, and then taught physics at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT from 1967 until his recent retirement. While at Amity he had the pleasure of seeing the physics enrollment grow from two classes to more than a dozen. He received a "Celebration of Excellence" award in 1987, CT State Department of Education CORE training for master teachers in 1989, and attended MIT's Science and Engineering Program for Teachers in 1992. In 1999 his student team won first place in Yale's state-wide Physics Olympiad competition. He is a member of American Association of Physics Teachers, New England Science Teachers and Connecticut Association of Science Teachers. He is also active as a musician, playing tuba in the Galvanized Jazz Band, the Connecticut Symphonic Band, and many other groups.

Art Hovey June 19, 2018

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Chad Husting, author of Chemistry, has attended several colleges and universities. He graduated from Dominican University (Rosary College) in 1989 with a B.A. in Chemistry. He then went on to graduate from Indiana University in 1991 with a M.S. in Physical Organic Chemistry. Post graduate credit has been earned at University California Berkeley, Wright State University, University of Dayton, Elmhurst College, Miami University, University of Cincinnati and Boston University. Mr. Husting has published papers on topics such as organic chemistry, using Examview as an assessment tool, pre and post testing and has published two books with Teaching-Point. He also was awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society to study the use of using professional digital assistants in the classroom and at Miamisburg High School he was one of three recipients that were awarded a $10,000 grant to study the effects of global warming and have students put their information on a web site. He currently teaches chemistry at Sycamore High School in Ohio and was just named as an adjunct professor with Ashland University of Ohio where he teaches teachers about using BlackBoard to create classroom web sites.

Chad Husting June 19, 2018

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Thomas Joseph Kaup, along with Dianne Smith, is the co-author of Middle School Journalism Semester 1 and Semester 2. Mr. Kaup has been an educator for over twenty years, as a high school English teacher and English Department Chairman, Adult Education Coordinator, and a middle school language arts and journalism teacher. He completed his undergraduate studies in English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received a Canonical European Masters Degree, S.T.L., in English Literature and Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, in Mundelein, Illinois, affiliated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, in 1986. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and is a Master Journalism Educator with the Journalism Education Association. Mr. Kaup has been listed in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, was the 1998 St. Albert Teacher of the Year. Mr. Kaup’s middle school and high school yearbooks have won national recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Kaup recently presented at the Magnet Schools of American National Conference and most recently taught middle school journalism at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School in the Omaha Public School district in Omaha, Nebraska.

Thomas Joseph Kaup June 19, 2018

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Helen Joyce, author of Elections, Using Film in the Social Studies: World, and Using Film in the Social Studies: Government, served over 30 years as a middle and high school classroom teacher, Social Studies Department Chair and high school administrator. She has taught AP® Government, World History, AP® US History, and interdisciplinary courses in both World and American Studies at the high school level for most of her career. She completed her undergraduate studies in History/ Education at City University of New York (Hunter / Herbert H. Lehman College) where she earned the Kappa Delta Pi Award for Academic Achievement and Professional Promise in 1974. She earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire in 1981. In 1993, Mrs. Joyce was named the New Hampshire Assistant Principal of the Year by the NH Association of Secondary School Principals. She has supervised her Elections program in a number of high schools since 1980 and both she and her students have gained statewide attention and recognition by the media as a result of their work.

Helen Joyce June 19, 2018

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Helen Joyce, author of Elections, Using Film in the Social Studies: World, and Using Film in the Social Studies: Government, served over 30 years as a middle and high school classroom teacher, Social Studies Department Chair and high school administrator. She has taught AP® Government, World History, AP® US History, and interdisciplinary courses in both World and American Studies at the high school level for most of her career. She completed her undergraduate studies in History/ Education at City University of New York (Hunter / Herbert H. Lehman College) where she earned the Kappa Delta Pi Award for Academic Achievement and Professional Promise in 1974. She earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire in 1981. In 1993, Mrs. Joyce was named the New Hampshire Assistant Principal of the Year by the NH Association of Secondary School Principals. She has supervised her Elections program in a number of high schools since 1980 and both she and her students have gained statewide attention and recognition by the media as a result of their work.

Helen Joyce June 19, 2018