English Language and Composition - New Teachers

English Language and Composition - New Teachers

Most materials will be available electronically, so participants should bring a device to use during the institute.

Day 1

  • Introductions and Institute Overview
  • Course and Exam Description Overview
  • Course Description
  • Understanding by Design Framework: exam overview, course skills
  • Essential Knowledge Overview
  • Instructional approaches: focus on skills
  • Diversity and Inclusion & Equity and Access: new toolkit

Day 2

  • Introduction to Argument and Rhetorical Analysis
  • Course planning
  • Unit review
  • Syllabus expectations and tools
  • Reviewing available resources
  • Time to brainstorm with a small group
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Essay, Multiple Choice
  • Skills
  • Teaching Strategies
  •  Essay scoring

Day 3

  • AP Classroom and AP Daily – Classroom use
  • Assessment: Summative versus Formative
  • Access
  • 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

Instructor: Katie Stueart

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-two years. In addition, Ms. Stueart has served in 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 for eight years, Ms. Stueart has been an AP exam reader for ten years and a table leader for two. Ms. Stueart is a National Board-Certified teacher in English Language Arts and was chosen as Fayetteville Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2019. She received her B.S.E. from Ouachita Baptist University and her M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas.