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Donald Baeszler

Don Baeszler

Dr. Don Baeszler has established a novel method for preparing teachers for leading the instruction of Advanced Placement European History (APEH): his student centric method, emphasized in the Summer Workshop, places the student as primary and the teacher as the “sage on the side”. He is a teacher of A.P. World History and a long time teacher/reader of APEH. Don also works as a Teacher/Examiner for the International Baccalaureate in The Theory of Knowledge and I.B. Dance. He received his Bachelor’s degree in the Performing Arts from NYU, has Master’s Degrees in Education and History and wrote his Doctoral Dissertation on the use of Heuristics in Historical Education (awarded 2011). Don is also an accomplished artist and musician. He has lived and taught in multiple disciplines in South America, Denmark, Finland and Australia. In Australia, Don was the recipient of numerous awards for his work with Indigenous Studies as Chair of Social Studies at St. Joseph's College, Melbourne. He currently teaches both APWH and APEH at Riverview High Schools' International Baccalaureate Program, in Sarasota, Florida.

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