:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP English Language and Composition for Experienced AP Teachers

Institute Code AP14017
July 14 - 17, 2014, 8:00AM to 4:45PM
UT Thompson Conference Center

This class has reached maximum enrollment and registration is now closed.

This institute is designed for teachers of AP English Language. During the week we will focus on preparing students success in upper level academic courses and for the exam through practice in critical-thinking strategies in reading, strategies for analysis, and strategies for constructing argument. We will also look at sample essays from the 2014 Reading and examine any changes in the English Language exam. The workshop includes practical activities and teaching units.

Participants should bring the following:

  • Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Writing pad
  • Post it notes
  • Laptop

Lead Consultant: Sandra Coker

Sandra Coker taught high school English and social studies for twenty-seven years. She most recently taught AP English Language at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. She is a veteran AP teacher and College Board consultant for AP English Language professional development. Ms. Coker is also a faculty consultant for The College Board and the Educational Testing Service as a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader for the AP English Language Exam. In addition, she is a consultant and mentor for Louis Educational Concepts. Ms. Coker is co-author of Analysis, Argument, and Synthesis and Writing the Synthesis Essay, and she authored the online professional development Reading to Write for The College Board. She also served as a member of the committee to write and compile the Texas Education Agency’s Lighthouse Initiative for English Language Arts Classrooms, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the Advanced Placement Program.


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