Pre-AP Summer Workshops: Pre-AP Middle School English for Experienced Teachers

This Pre-AP Middle School English workshop will focus on creating a middle school curriculum anchored in the skills, concepts, and strategies needed for success in Advanced Placement English Language and Literature courses.

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The goals of the four-day sessions are to assist participants with:

+ identifying the skills and concepts necessary for success in Pre-AP Middle School English courses.
+ focusing on specific topics including critical reading, annotation, essay writing, grammar, and other aspects of the curriculum.
+ developing realistic and practical Pre-AP strategies to prepare their students for long-term academic success.
+ using technology as a vehicle for student success and teacher resources.

Teachers will have time throughout the week to develop lesson plans, novel units and activities. 


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42504 Kristina Janeway On-campus 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Instructor: Kristina Janeway

Lead Consultant

Kristina Janeway is a Pre-AP, GT, and PSAT/Pre-AP English teacher at Terra Vista Middle School. In her twenty-first year career, Kristina has had nineteen years of experience working with gifted and talented as well as Pre-AP and AP and full-inclusion students in the West Texas area. She has written curriculum for grades seven through twelve, designed an academic vocabulary course for the high school, designed a Pre-AP/PSAT English course for eighth graders, designed a SAT/ACT course for seventh graders in the Duke University Talent Search Program, and designed the seventh and eighth grade GT course. Kristina has presented at numerous state and national conferences, several districts, and various Advanced Placement Summer Institutes for universities while working as a consultant for the College Board. She has completed a Master’s degree in Education Administration and holds a Principal’s certificate. Kristina was the recipient of the Frank and Nancy Newton’s Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation in 2010 and the Panhandle South Plains TAGT Teacher of the Year for 2014. Most recently, Kristina has published 17 books and counting on writing instruction, reading materials, and writing assessments with Teacher’s Discovery and with Kamico.

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

  • curriculum requirements and/or standards
  • computer or device
  • list of all reading selections taught
  • general note-taking supplies
  • lesson plan book or lesson plan template on computer