English Language and Composition (New Teachers)

Course Description

Day 1

  • Introductions and Institute Overview
  • Diversity and Inclusion & Equity and Access
  • Course and Exam Description Overview
    • Course Description
    • Brief Exam Overview
    • Understanding by Design Framework
    • Essential Knowledge Overview
    • Model mini lesson: Argument introduction
    • Unit 1 deep dive

Day 2

  • Course planning
    • Unit review
    • Learning activities that address the skills and knowledge that are in the CED
  • Syllabus expectations and tools
    • Reviewing available resources
    • Time to brainstorm with a small group
  • AP Classroom and AP Daily
    • Classroom use
    • Assessment
    • Access
  • Rhetorical Analysis
    • Essay, Multiple Choice
    • Skills
    • Teaching Strategies
    • Essay scoring

Day 3

  • Assessment
    • Classroom ideas
    • Sample Instructional Planning Report
  • Writing multiple choice
    • Classroom activities
    • Practice
  • Argument essay
    • Skills
    • Teaching strategies
    • Essay scoring
  • Time to work on units

Day 4

  • Model lesson and reflection
  • Synthesis, strategies for teaching
    • Skills
    • Teaching Strategies
    • Essay scoring
  • Unit and Lesson share-outs

Katie Stueart, Consultant

Katie Stueart teaches AP English Language and Composition and Literary Magazine at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, AR. She has taught various levels of English for twenty-one years. In addition, Ms. Stueart has served in a variety of leadership positions both at the district and school level including serving as department chair and the leader of a district level action team to promote diversity in advanced courses. An endorsed College Board consultant, she has participated as an AP exam reader for twelve years and has presented to teachers at the national, local, and state level. Ms. Stueart is a National Board Certified teacher in English Language Arts. She received her B.S.E. from Ouachita Baptist University and her M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas.