For grade levels: High School Grades 9-10 Pre-AP English
This course will acquaint participants with activities and strategies that will help prepare their students for the challenges of upper-level AP courses.
Attendees will have opportunities to practice with reading, rhetoric, writing, and discussion strategies that will foster deeper analysis and critical thinking. In addition, participants will work with ways to modify AP materials and develop scoring guides and rubrics that better meet Pre-AP abilities. This course is targeted toward the high school Pre-AP teacher who seeks activities that will provide a practical foundation for AP Language and Literature expectations.
With degrees (B.A. and M.S.) from Purdue University and additional course work at UT-Austin, Pat Conquest has taught a wide variety of levels and courses in her 35 years in the classroom, the last 13 of which included the sophomore Pre-AP area. Although retired from Westwood High School in the Round Rock Independent School District, Pat remains active as an observer for UTeach student teachers and interns and as a College Board consultant in the areas of Pre-AP® Strategies: AP Vertical Teams® in English and SAT, presenting at one-and two-day conferences as well as summer institutes. A self-described ‘workshop addict,’ she firmly believes that learning and sharing should never stop. She considers herself a lifelong learner, a student along with her students and participants.