This course will acquaint participants with activities and strategies that will help prepare their students for the challenges of upper-level AP courses.
Pre-AP English teachers teachers will explore strategies to enhance their courses by focusing on the five curriculum areas of essay writing: close reading, language analysis, rhetorical analysis, constructing an argument, and personal voice development. Emphasis will be placed on non-fiction selections and methods to encourage student-centered learning. Participants will work to refine major units to more closely reflect Advanced Placement goals, will review and discuss the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition and the English Literature and Composition exams, and will brainstorm what Pre-AP teachers can do to help students achieve necessary skills.
Jamie Stanley teaches at Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas. As a College Board consultant, she works with pre-AP and AP English teachers throughout the Southwest Region. She is a presenter for one and two-day conferences, as well as Pre-AP and AP Summer Institutes held at Southern Methodist University, Rice University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas, the University of Arkansas, and others. She is a Reader for the national Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam since 1999 and has served as department chair and English Vertical Team Leader. Ms. Stanley holds a B,A. in Literature from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Term: Spring/Summer 2018
Start Date: June 26, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Schedule: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Rice campus
Early Registration: $435 if registering by March 26
Late Registration: $535 if registering after June 11