A crew from The College Board was on campus Sept. 15-16 filming in Mr. Whelan’s history classroom. Whelan’s ability to connect, combined with a strong love and grasp of history, earned him the honor of being one of only three teachers across the United States – the others are in Texas and California – featured in videos aimed at helping AP world history teachers engage their students with the material. Whelan was chosen by officials who run the curriculum and instruction departments for the Advanced Placement programs, administered to high school students hoping to earn college credit by the College Board. Later this fall, three “modules” filmed with Whelan and students from Saint Stephen’s will be available to help AP world history teachers across the country. Whelan has taught AP for 21 years and has worked with AP before, attending workshops and summer institutes to better both himself and fellow teachers.
Read more about Mr. Whelan and why The College Board chose SSES in the Bradenton Herald.