Teaching a New Course: AP Lang


Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 4.50.35 PMAP College Board mandates the course be open to any and all students who are willing to try.  In short, that means we are going to get along great.


I’m waiting for the approval of my syllabus, but I’m starting the first week Tuesday.  Since I’m not very good at the blog and I get so much email correspondence asking what I’m doing and how well it is going, I’m going to begin by posting my plans.  And, if you’ve been following me for a while, there are a few updates you’re going to need.

Technology: This course is not going to be designed for a full PLE structure.  While there are elements of the class that will be running through Canvas, the LMS used in our district, the majority of instruction is going to be for full class, traditional instruction.  I know. I’m sad too.

Time and Blog Commitment: Yep. I’m still just as busy as ever, but that has changed a bit.  I have completed and earned my Master’s in Learning and Technology, so it would seem I’ll be able to update at least weekly like I have always envisioned.  I do at least keep a journal to write my thoughts each night and an Individual Growth Plan to keep a journal of student achievement and teacher actions in the classroom, but sometimes the blog just gets left behind.

Resources: I’ve always thought that the smartest people in the world are the ones who know they have much more to learn. Perhaps that is because I hide it well.  While I’m posting, please keep in mind that I am still learning to be a great teacher. I’m still working to refine my classroom implementation. And now, I’m learning a new course.  I didn’t take AP in high school, and we haven’t offered this course in our school in the eight years I’ve been here. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

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