Empowering teachers and students to teach, learn and do politics!
WHAT WE DO
Founded in 2012, we increase the diffusion of political understanding through civic engagement by:
Ignorance Anywhere is a Threat to Understanding Everywhere
Since 1993, Jonathan Milner has taught in such varied public school settings as inner-city classrooms in Houston, Texas, an AP magnet school, the Governor's School of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jonathan has poured his 20+ years of being a teacher, College Board consultant, National Math and Science Initiative consultant, AP exam reader, and AP Summer Institute leader into inspiring students and teachers across the country in the joy and power of AP Government and Politics.
In 1999 Milner founded Global Arts, an international educational exchange program working with students from Bosnia, Israel, and Kenya. In 2012, Global Arts inaugurated an ongoing partnership with a home for disabled orphans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where Milner brings groups of American students every year.
AP US Government and Politics teacher, Jonathan Milner photographed in the field
In addition to teaching high school students full-time, Milner is a teaching coach, giving presentations and workshops to teachers from Washington, to Nairobi, to Sarajevo. For the past sixteen years, Milner has worked as an AP exam reader and as a College Board consultant, leading week-long and one-day workshops from Georgia to Wisconsin to Miami. In 2002, Milner received the $20,000 Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award and the next year was named the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher of the Year. Milner’s proudest achievement is simply having an exciting and vibrant classroom in which students are engaged in meaningful, authentic, purposeful learning. Whether he is working with affluent students in suburban Washington or recent immigrants from war-torn Bosnia, Mr. Milner shares his infectious enthusiasm for learning. Jonathan lives at approximately 970 feet above sea-level in Winston-Salem, NC with his bakery-owning entrepreneur-wife Cary, high-energy athlete-son Owen, crazy dogs Waffles and Bun Bun, and a flock of five egg laying hens. In his bonus time he volunteers, teaching citizenship classes to refugees.
WHERE WE WORK
From our base of Winston-Salem, North Carolina we have trained teachers and students across the U.S.
Teachers love Jonathan's Government and Politics materials
"Your materials have been huge hits with the students AND me in particular!"
"I'm loving your curriculum more and more everyday!"
"Meant to tell you how much my students enjoy your class starters. Thanks so much."
"Thank you for such engaging classroom material. It is rewarding to see students come to class excited to learn and actually excited to open their textbooks and Lanahan readers."
"The materials from our APSI training have been really helpful — thank you!"
"Thank you for the resources and the great seminar for AP GoPo over the summer! These resources will be of great use to my students this upcoming semester."
"I just purchased Unit 1 and I could not be happier with the resource! I definitely plan on purchasing the rest as I move through the year!"
"I have bought all your units for AP GoPo, and I LOVE them. It has guided me in teaching AP government."
"Thank you so much for all you do, your materials have certainly made me a better teacher and have greatly benefited my students."
Teachers rave about Jonathan's workshops
"The best workshop I ever attended."
"Excellent experience. I am returning to my school more confident and motivated. Thanks!"
"The teacher was engaging, informed, and intelligent...Stayed on track. He rates the highest ranks in teacher training."
"Jonathan Milner is an excellent teacher and a fine human being."
"Mr. Milner was off the charts. My students will be enormously impacted by him."
"Jonathan Milner was an excellent instructor. He provided a wide range of strategies to incorporate into the classroom."
"Democracy Rocks projects and our first Fishbowl were FANASTIC! The students really did outstanding work on both activities! I am so loving all of the projects, notes, etc. Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience for me and my students!"
"This was the best professional development that I have been to by far. It was both interesting and useful as well as inspiring."
"Mr. Milner was great, amazing information that we can all use in our instruction."
"Plethora of useful materials."
"Really excellent! I learned a lot, everything we did was relevant and useful. I received so many resources! Great workshop."
"Excellent AP workshop! It was so engaging and will change the way that I teach my course."
"Excellent workshop! Will definitely be taking a lot of new knowledge and technique back to my classroom."
"This has been the single most useful professional development I have attended in 27 years of teaching."
"This was the best workshop that I've ever attended...hands down!"
"Best PD event I've ever attended. Wonderful info and useful information."
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