Developed for teachers interested in acquiring content and strategies for teaching advanced courses, these seminars will be facilitated by a master teacher and will provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of course content, best practices and instructional strategies.
The course will divide its time; the first half working on grammar and the sentence, working with classroom activities that help students develop style and voice on the sentence level; the second half will explore strategies for paragraphing, articulating issues of coherence and unity and organization.
In his twenty-sixth year as an educator, Michael E. Degen, Ph.D., currently teaches AP Literature, Pre-AP English II, and AP Lang at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas. He has presented nationally for NTCE and ASCD, state conventions throughout the south, and numerous College Board conferences and institutes. He has also provided consulting for over twenty five school districts in Texas.
Additionally, he has read for the AP Literature exam for four years. Furthermore, he is the author of three books: “Crafting Expository Argument,” “Prospero’s Magic” and “Virginia Woolf: A Contribution to the Essay.”