Participants in this institute will engage in a comprehensive, collaborative exploration of designing and teaching an Advanced Placement English Language and Composition course. We will review and discuss rhetorical terminology and concepts with an emphasis on how to help students apply them in critical reading and analytical writing. Special topics and focus areas will be determined by participant needs, experience, and interests, but our primary work will include syllabus development, AP Audit preparation, assessment/examination strategies, text/materials selection and basis to advanced teaching strategies.
We will also discuss digital portfolios and an enjoyable and practical approach to meaningful research in AP English Language. Time will be provided for teachers to collaborate on syllabus development and special unit plans as well. While we will analyze print and non-print texts from a range of areas and issues throughout the week, one feature theme for this APSI will be “Reading the Image: Art and Media as Argument.”
Finally, we’ll set aside time for simulated AP essay reading that will include a review of prompts and sample student essays from past AP English Language exams.
All participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer, a copy of his/her course textbook and syllabus (if available), and at least one of the following nonfiction books: H is for Hawk (Helen Macdonald); Lab Girl (Hope Jahren); Irresistible (Adam Alter); Evicted (Matthew Desmond).
Friday class will end at noon.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
Full payment or verification of scholarship is due by May 1, 2018.
|Dates:||August 6-10, 2018 Check for other dates|
|Meets:||M, Tu, W, Th and F from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Location:||Science and Technology Building 229|
|Fee:||$595 Fee Breakdown|
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