:: 2012 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
AP English Language and Composition for Experienced AP Teachers
Institute Code AP13035
If you teach Pre-AP or you are a new AP teacher, please register for a course that suits your experience.
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 2013 Reading and examine recent 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
- Yellow highlighters
- Writing pad
- Post it notes
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 and the National Math and Science Initiative. Ms. Coker is co-author of Analysis, Argument, and Synthesis and Writing the Synthesis Essay. 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. She is currently leading a team to write professional development for high school English teachers.
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