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AP® English Literature and Composition

During the 2018 AP® English Literature and Composition APSI Workshop, participants will:

  • Evaluate and assess hands-on activities designed to improve student reading, writing, and critical thinking.
  • Identify, develop, discuss, and refine AP teaching strategies and best practices.
  • Evaluate student essays as an AP Reader would.
  • Create a network of AP English colleagues with whom to communicate and collaborate throughout the school year

Instructor - Rachel Stokes

Rachel Stokes has been an AP Literature and Composition Instructor for 17 years and currently teaches at Greenville Senior High Academy for Business, Law, and Finance in Greenville, SC. She has been an AP Reader for the AP Literature and Composition Exam for nine years and is currently teaching AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition.  Rachel began her teaching career at Blue Ridge High School in Greer, SC., and has since served as a Lecturer in English at Furman University for seven years where she taught Composition and Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature.  She also taught part-time for six years in an exclusively online charter school.

In addition to being a College Board Consultant, she is endorsed in Gifted and Talented Education, is an Edmodo Certified Trainer, and has, since 2011, presented a variety of sessions on incorporating technology and internet learning platforms into English curriculums at national conferences, including the AP Annual Conference, the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, and the Quality Matters Annual Convention.  She has also written articles for online educational publications.  In addition to providing professional development at the school, district, and state levels, she was also a featured speaker for the EdmodoCon 2014 live webcast for over 40,000 viewers worldwide.