Pre-AP Summer Workshops: Pre-AP High School English for New Teachers, Option 3

The course is designed to provide participants with preparation to help them better prepare their students for the challenges of upper-level AP courses.

Student biking through Academic Quad at Rice University in front of Lovett Hall

In this introduction to teaching Pre-AP English, we will focus upon how to design college prep English curriculum while balancing the intellectual and emotional needs of the young high school student.  Participants will put one foot in an ideal world of rigorous expectations and the other foot in fun and friendly lessons.  


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42509 Jackie Rains On-campus 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Instructor: Jackie Rains

Jackie Rains has taught 7th grade English at Fort Worth Country Day for 12 years. She enjoys establishing the foundation students will build upon in their future high school and college experience.  With an additional job as the K-12 English Department Chair, Jackie works with fellow teachers in establishing a healthy and challenging vertical skills alignment.  As a Laying the Foundation presenter, Jackie works with teachers from across the country and benefits immensely from a powerful exchange of ideas.  In her previous 19 year position with the Abilene Independent School District, she served as an AP lead English teacher and worked as a liaison between AP Strategies and the school district while also teaching AP Language and Pre-AP English 10.  

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: June 26, 2018

End Date: June 29, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $485

Early Registration: $435 if registering by March 26

Late Registration: $535 if registering after June 11

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 26

  • Laptop or tablet
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