Dr. Bryan Ashkettle

Phone: 216-337-1569

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AP Government World History Adjunct Professor Kent State Univeristy

Dr. Bryan Ashkettle

Bryan Ashkettle's Curriculum Vitae

 

The school supplies needed for my class are fairly basic. Students should have a folder or binder to keep all lecture notes, reading sources, and instructional sheets in. AP students are reminded to have summer reading completed by the first day of school. Students should check calendar for the weekly assignments and lessons, especially when absent. The lesson plans will be updated weekly. Tests, quizzes, and homework are in all caps and are listed under homework. Parents and students are encouraged to e-mail me with any questions or concerns. We are going to have a great year!

 

Prior to entering the class for the 2018-2019 school year, it is expected that students have a basic working understanding of the American Constitution. To do so, students will be required to purchase and read selections from The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution by Richard Beeman. Expected readings include Chapter 1 (pgs 117 - 131) and the body of the original Constitution (pgs 21 - 59). Using these readings, and additional research if necessary, students should be able to identify and explain the following concepts:

 

  • Checks and Balances
  • Federalism
  • Republicanism / Representative Democracy
  • Separation of Powers
  • Shared Powers
  • Limited Government
  • Reserved Powers of the States
  • The Preamble and Goals of the Constitution
  • Article I (Legislative) and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Tax and Spend Clause (Power of the Purse)
  • Commerce Clause
  • Power to Declare War
  • Emoluments Clause
  • Power to Coin Money / Create Supreme Currency / Protect against Counterfeiting
  • Power to Raise and Support Military
  • Necessary and Proper Clause (Elastic Clause)
  • Legislative Process (Presentment Clause)
  • Powers Denied to Congress (Expost Facto, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Bills of Attainder, Export Tax, Titles of Nobility)
  • Powers Denied to States (Expost Facto, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Bills of Attainder, Export Tax, Titles of Nobility)
  • House and Senate Makeup and Qualifications
  • Article II (Executive) and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Commander in Chief Clause (Power to Wage War)
  • Diplomatic Delegated Powers of President (Receiving Ambassador / Foreign Leaders, and Recognizing Nations)
  • Qualifications of the President / Vice President
  • How Vice President was Originally Chosen / Constitutional Duties
  • Appointment Clause / Advise and Consent Clause  (President Power to Appoint with Senate Confirmation)
  • Impeachment Clause / Process
  • Treaty Clause (President create treaties, Senate ratify Treaties)
  • Article III (Judicial) and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Judicial Review
  • The Supreme Court Jurisdiction / Original and Appellate
  • Supreme Court Qualifications / Good Moral Character
  • Appointment Process for Judges – Appointed by President and Confirmed by Senate
  • Supreme Court Tenure
  • Congressional Power to Create of Lower Courts, Set Size of Courts, and Raise but not Lower Justice Salary
  • Article IV and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Extradition Clause
  • Full Faith and Credit Clause
  • Privileges and Immunity Clause
  • Admissions Clause / Congressional Power to Admit new states
  • Article V and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Amendment Process
  • Article VI and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Oath of Office / Loyalty Clause
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Repayment of Debts from Articles of Confederation
  • Article VII and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Ratification of Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan L. Ashkettle

45 Heather Court

Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

216-337-1569 (Cell) bashkettle@solonboe.org

 

AP US Government and Politics Certified College Board Consultant

 

World History and Advanced Placement American Government Teacher

Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Road, Solon, Ohio 44139 (440-349-6230)

 

Adjunct Professor at Kent State University 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240
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Education

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Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction – Secondary Social Studies Education (December 2013)

Kent State University

Dissertation Title: The Power of the Provocative: Exploring World History Content

Dissertation Director: Alicia R. Crowe, Ph.D.

 

M.Ed. Educational Administration (2000)

Ashland University

 

B.S. Integrated Social Studies in Secondary Education (1995)

Kent State University

 

Research Interests

To determine how my freshman world history students come to understand controversial issues as provocative within the secondary social studies classroom, and in what ways does their engagement with provocative issues influence their understanding of the content and the world around them.  My professional goal as a PhD student at Kent State University has always been to further my knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy so that I might continue to improve as a practicing high school social studies educator.

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Professional Experience – 24 Years of Teaching Experience

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2004 – Present Solon High School, Solon, Ohio – World History / AP American Government

 

1999 – 2004 Elyria High School, Elyria, Ohio – World History / AP American Government

 

1998 – 1999 Garaway High School, Sugarcreek, Ohio – American Government

 

1995 – 1998 Bucyrus High School, Bucyrus, Ohio – World History

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Professional Experience – 2 Years’ Experience as a College Board Consultant in US Government and Politics trained by College Board in 2017 Redesign

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Training by College Board for the 2018 US Government and Politics Redesign

 

April 6 - 7, 2018 Severin Hotel 40 West Jackson Place Indianapolis, IN 46225

 

January 25 - 26, 2019 (Forthcoming) Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute Workshops

 

June 25 - June 28, 2018 St. John Fisher College 3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

 

July 9 - July 12, 2018 Intermountain APSI Farmington High School 548 West Glovers Lane

Farmington, UT 84025

 

July 30 – August 2, 2018 Meredith College APSI 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

 

One Day Workshops

 

February 20, 2018 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School 12701 W 67th St, Shawnee, KS 66216

 

October 12, 2018 Capital University E Main St & College Ave, Bexley, OH 43209

 

November 9, 2018 Rocky River High School 20951 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116

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Adjunct Professor Experience – 4 Years’ Experience in Teacher Education at Kent State University

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Teaching Adolescents in the Secondary School Culture ADED 67147 Kent State University Fall 2017 Room 115 White Hall, Kent, Ohio 44242

 

Teaching Adolescents in the Secondary School Culture ADED 67147 Kent State University Fall 2016 Room 115 White Hall, Kent, Ohio 44242

 

Inquiry into Professional Practice ADED 495225 Kent State University Fall 2016 Room 115 White Hall, Kent, Ohio 44242

 

Teaching Adolescents in the Secondary School Culture ADED 67147 Kent State University Fall 2015 Room 115 White Hall, Kent, Ohio 44242

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Honors and Professional Affiliations,

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National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) – Member (2002-Present)

 

Ohio Council for the Social Studies (OCSS) – Member (2002-2012)

 

Ohio Department of Education - Chosen to be a Member of the Ohio Department of Education’s Social Studies Academic Content Standards Advisory Committee and Writing Team in Columbus, Ohio. (2000 – 2002)

 

Goethe Fellow - Chosen to study in Germany as educational consultant learning best practices from a German pedagogical perspective.  TOP Program 1990 K St. NW, Suite 03

(entrance on 20th St. NW, lower level) Washington, DC 20006, USA (Summer 2014)

 

College Board - AP College Board Consultant for the AP US Government with a 3.9/4 Rating. (2017 – Present).

 

College Board - AP Reader for the AP US Government and Politics Exam in Fort Collins, Colorado / Daytona Beach, Florida / Salt Lake City, Utah. (2001 – Present)

 

Solon High School - Serve as Team Leader for both AP American Government and CP American Government at Solon High School.  As team leader, I help foster best practices and lead curricular decisions within a professional learning community. Solon, Ohio (2004)

 

 

Publications

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Working Papers

 

Crowe, A. R., Hostetler, A. L., & Ashkettle, B. (2013). Democratic experience in an online setting? How a group of high school social studies students discussed sociopolitical issues. Learning for Democracy, 5(1), 1-17. Effort: 40%, 40%, and 20%. Available at https://ojcs.siue.edu/ojs/index.php/lfd/issue/view/66  

Type: National Refereed Journal Article

 

Book Chapters

 

Hostetler, A. L., Crowe, A. R., & Ashkettle, B. (2014). Talking and listening across difference: Teaching democratic citizenship in online discussion spaces. In W. B. Russell (Ed.), Digital Social Studies, (pp. 321-344). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Type: Refereed Book Chapter

 

 

 

Hawley, T. S., Crowe, A. R., Knapp, K. A., Hostetler, A. L., Ashkettle, B. A., & Levicky, M. (2010). I love it when a plan comes together: Collaborative self-study in graduate school as a space to reframe thinking about social studies teaching and teacher education. In Alicia R. Crowe (Ed.), Advancing Social Studies Education through Self-Study Methodology: The Power, Promise, and Use of Self-Study in Social Studies Education (pp. 177-196). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Type: Invited Book Chapter  

 

Hostetler, A. L., Crowe, A. R., & Ashkettle, B. (2014). Talking and listening across difference: Teaching democratic citizenship in online discussion spaces. In W. B. Russell (Ed.), Digital Social Studies, (pp. 321-344). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Effort: 40%, 40%, and 20%.

Type: Refereed Book Chapter

 

Conference Proceedings

Hawley, T. S., Crowe, A. R., Knapp, K. A., Hostetler, A. L., Ashkettle, B., & Levicky, M. (2010). Another type of teacher education: Collaborative self-study and the education of experienced teachers. Accepted for the proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England. August, 2010.

Type: International Refereed

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Presentations

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International Conference Presentations

Hawley, T. S., Crowe, A. R., Knapp, K. A., Hostetler, A. L., Ashkettle, B., & Levicky, M. (2010). Another type of teacher education: Collaborative self-study and the education of experienced teachers. Eighth International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England. August, 2010.

Type: International Refereed

 

National Conference Presentations

Hostetler, A. L., & Ashkettle, B. A. (2011). Self-study and social studies teachers: Finding ways to improve instruction and understanding. A paper as a part of a symposium titled, Will a real self-study please stand up: Exploring self-study methodology in social studies education research. Presentation at the Annual Conference of College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Washington, D.C., December 2011.

Type: National Refereed

 

Hostetler, A. L., Crowe, A. C., & Ashkettle, B. A. (2010). Online discussion as democratic experience: A phenomenological study of blogging with students. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of NCSS, Denver, CO., November, 2010.

Type: National Refereed

 

 

Ashkettle, B. A. & Hostetler, A. L. (2010). Blogging with students. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Denver, CO., November, 2010.

Type: National Refereed

 

Hawley, T. S., Crowe, A. R., Knapp, K. A., Hostetler, A. L., Ashkettle, B., & Levicky, M. (2009). I love it when a plan comes together: Collaborative self-study in graduate school as a space to reframe thinking about social studies teaching and teacher education. Symposium presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA., November, 2009.

Type: National Refereed

 

State and Regional Conference Presentations

Ashkettle B. (2011). The Power of the Provocative: Preparing Citizens Through the use of Controversial Issues and Collaboration: Using Literature to Prepare History Students to Become Affective Citizens in the 21st Century. Presentation at the Annual Great Lakes Regional Social Studies Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies. Columbus, OH, September, 2011.

Type: Regional Refereed

 

Ashkettle B. (2012). The Power of Collaboration: Using Literature to Improve Literacy and to Prepare Students to Become Effective Citizens in the 21st Century. Presenter at the Annual Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Law and Citizenship Conference in.  Columbus, OH, September, 2012.

Type: Regional Referee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World History Text Book

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AP Government Summer Reading Guidelines 

Memo Mrs Lane and Mr. Ashkettle: Summer Reading Expectations for AP Government

Prior to entering the class for the 2018-2019 school year, it is expected that students have a basic working understanding of the American Constitution. To do so, students will be required to purchase and read selections from The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution by Richard Beeman. Expected readings include Chapter 1 (pgs 117 - 131) and the body of the original Constitution (pgs 21 - 59). Using these readings, and additional research if necessary, students should be able to identify and explain the following concepts:

 

  • Checks and Balances
  • Federalism
  • Republicanism / Representative Democracy
  • Separation of Powers
  • Shared Powers
  • Limited Government
  • Reserved Powers of the States
  • The Preamble and Goals of the Constitution
  • Article I (Legislative) and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Tax and Spend Clause (Power of the Purse)
  • Commerce Clause
  • Power to Declare War
  • Emoluments Clause
  • Power to Coin Money / Create Supreme Currency / Protect against Counterfeiting
  • Power to Raise and Support Military
  • Necessary and Proper Clause (Elastic Clause)
  • Legislative Process (Presentment Clause)
  • Powers Denied to Congress (Expost Facto, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Bills of Attainder, Export Tax, Titles of Nobility)
  • Powers Denied to States (Expost Facto, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Bills of Attainder, Export Tax, Titles of Nobility)
  • House and Senate Makeup and Qualifications
  • Article II (Executive) and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Commander in Chief Clause (Power to Wage War)
  • Diplomatic Delegated Powers of President (Receiving Ambassador / Foreign Leaders, and Recognizing Nations)
  • Qualifications of the President / Vice President
  • How Vice President was Originally Chosen / Constitutional Duties
  • Appointment Clause / Advise and Consent Clause  (President Power to Appoint with Senate Confirmation)
  • Impeachment Clause / Process
  • Treaty Clause (President create treaties, Senate ratify Treaties)
  • Article III (Judicial) and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Judicial Review
  • The Supreme Court Jurisdiction / Original and Appellate
  • Supreme Court Qualifications / Good Moral Character
  • Appointment Process for Judges – Appointed by President and Confirmed by Senate
  • Supreme Court Tenure
  • Congressional Power to Create of Lower Courts, Set Size of Courts, and Raise but not Lower Justice Salary
  • Article IV and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Extradition Clause
  • Full Faith and Credit Clause
  • Privileges and Immunity Clause
  • Admissions Clause / Congressional Power to Admit new states
  • Article V and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Amendment Process
  • Article VI and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Oath of Office / Loyalty Clause
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Repayment of Debts from Articles of Confederation
  • Article VII and the following clauses and concepts…
  • Ratification of Constitution