Building Depth and Complexity into Pre-AP and AP Classrooms


Presenter: Bob Iseminger
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Can you imagine driving a race car with only bicycle brakes to stop you? In this digital age, our students’ brains have been trained like race cars by the volume and speed of information that they have been processing since a very young age. But what happens when they must slow down and process information in a non-digital setting, like a classroom? In this course you will learn how to identify the effects of digital media on students and how to apply proven methods for adding depth and complexity to your AP and pre-AP classrooms.

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Today’s students live in a media-saturated world. Their brains are constantly bombarded with sensory information and research shows it has affected the way they learn and process information. Educators need creative strategies and innovative ideas for engaging students, particularly those in the AP and pre-AP classes, in order to make them college and career ready. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How students’ interaction with digital media affects their brains
  • The structured Think-Pair-Share method
  • Auditory/sequential and visual/spatial processing
  • How the brain supports many types of learning
  • R.A.F.T. & Think-Tac-Toe activities
This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.1, 5.1, 5.2.

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294 reviews for Building Depth and Complexity into Pre-AP and AP Classrooms

  1. Jamie – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this training because it took statistics on TODAYs kids and applied it to the classroom.

  2. Irma – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  3. Brent – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Had a lost of self reflection resulting from this training. I am def, right sided.

  4. Allison – River View Local Schools (verified owner)



    The course was awesome. I really like the real-world examples the presenter used.

  6. Amanda – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    it was good

  7. Maria – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY – AUSTIN (verified owner)


  8. Kenneth – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)


  9. John – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    Learned a lot about how the current generation attention span is so short.

  10. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Yes, Very interesting session

  11. Rebecca – PARMA CITY (verified owner)

    This actually does pertain to secondary education and gifted education.

  12. Adrian – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    An excellent course.

  13. Janet – Bexley City Schools (verified owner)

    Interesting and applicable

  14. Helma – Bexley City Schools (verified owner)

    This course relies heavily on the right brain/left brain thinking, but doesn’t address recent studies that disagree with the idea that you’re either one or the other.

  15. Todd – Bexley City Schools (verified owner)

    It was decent. Information on the brains was helpful, but activities were a bit lacking.

  16. scott – Bexley City Schools (verified owner)


  17. Laura – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was a good course for the length of the course

  18. Andrew – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    very informative

  19. Hermilo – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I liked it.

  20. Orlando – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    Wonderful! Learn as you go, self paced, asynchronous, a real edge of your seat learning module.

  21. Nicole – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

    So helpful. Great information on current students way brain works with technology. Makes you reflect on current practices and ways to attempt different questioning ideas.

  22. Bernardo – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This course has helped me better understand how to meet the needs of my students.

  23. Brad – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Very good!

  24. Brandi – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    Bob always has great information about how kids are changing, learning, and growing. Plus, I always enjoy his activities.

  25. Ricardo – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)


  26. Adele – EANES ISD (verified owner)

    Good information about right vs left brain thinkers and good strategies to use in the classroom.

  27. John – Pilot (verified owner)

    great course, a lot of things that can be implemented right away.

  28. Carmen – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very good explanations and techniques that can be used in the pre-ap and ap classrooms.

  29. Tanya – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I liked how the presenter presented activities and literally showed how to incorporate them into a lesson.

  30. Rosa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course!

  31. Jocelyn – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting and informative.

  32. Rosa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  33. Amy – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    great job

  34. Kali – SPRING BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    I thought he gave great ideas of activities to implement in the classroom.

  35. Jared – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful discussion at the beginning on the impact of technology on our students’ brains. Easy strategies to implement to increase focus and depth.

  36. Stephania – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  37. CLAUDIA – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)


  38. Kristin – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    I liked the activities suggested.

  39. Tierany – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    I was educational

  40. Myrna – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  41. Evelina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great presentation!

  42. Jacqueline – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I like the Take a Stand activity because it encourages students to think of the other side of the viewpoint or argument.

  43. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Gave me a better idea of how students are different types of learners and ways in which I can strengthen their weaknesses and enhance their strengths.

  44. Olga – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  45. Imelda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful in understanding other type of learning styles.

  46. Alexander – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Videos seems a little outdated to be honest.

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