Topic Sessions

Session 1 — June 28-JULY 3

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

English Topic Course: Critical Reading and Excellent Writing with David Jolliffe

Instructor: David Jolliffe

Critical Reading and Excellent Writing: Developing English Courses that Challenge Students

This four-day workshop will engage participants in active, hands-on, classroom-oriented work focusing on the following goals:

  • Teaching students a template they can use to do close, critical readings of all types of texts: literary, “ordinary,” and visual
  • Fostering forceful and effective writing, with an emphasis on clarity and detail
  • Developing practices of “conversing” with source materials in documented argumentative texts
  • Articulating English instruction with two activities that good students are often interested in: the performing arts and athletics

Participants will leave the workshop equipped with a rich array of lessons, units, and activities that will effectively and appropriately challenge students throughout all the years of secondary school.

Session 2 — JULY 5-10

There are no Topic Session workshops this week.

Session 3 — JULY 12-17

There are no Topic Session workshops this week.

Session 4 — JULY 19-24

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

Library Topics

Instructor: Jennifer Stone

Local History Topic

Instructor: John Rosinbum

Tech for Teachers

Instructor: Liz Laverty

This workshop is designed for teachers looking to use technology thoughtfully and intentionally in their classrooms. It provides participants with practical knowledge, engaging strategies, insight into new apps, and time and one-on-one assistance to design their own successful lessons. This small cohort is limited to 10 participants to maximize individual instruction. Participants should bring their own devices, and instruction will include demonstrations using a variety of platforms and devices.