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AP® English Language and Composition - Online

Week 3: June 29 - July 2, 2020

Learn strategies that work to engage students and accelerate their progress so they can tackle the challenging text and writing tasks they will encounter on the AP exam and in college. This workshop will explore the course goals, framework, and exam for AP English Language and Composition with a practical approach toward understanding the course, planning the course, teaching the course, assessing student progress, and becoming a member of the AP community.


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What You Will Learn

This workshop will teach you how to:

• Align your instruction with the goals of the course.

• Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess.

• Design and implement targeted teaching strategies.

• Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course.

• Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.

Course Schedule →

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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn ready-to-use strategies to engage students and accelerate their progress in close reading and academic writing.
  • Explore course goals, course framework, and AP Classroom to maximize pass rate.
  • Practice course skills and apply scoring guidelines to accurately assess student work.



How Online Workshops Will Work 

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No one wants to sit and watch a 32-hour long webinar, so we are working closely with our consultants to develop a modified course schedule that allows you greater flexibility, but still getting the knowledge and skills you need.  

Live-online instruction will be conducted through Zoom while asynchronous learning assignments will be managed through Canvas, the University’s learning management system (LMS).

Once you register, we will provide you with more details on how to access the platforms as well as your materials.

To register, please visit our registration portal.


Meet the Instructor

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Barbara Gerber

Barbara Gerber has been teaching AP English Language and Composition since 2010, when she fell in love with teaching argument, rhetorical analysis, and close reading to high school students. She has been a College Board consultant since 2018 and an AP Reader since 2015.

Barbara joined the faculty of Santa Fe High School in 2007, where she also teaches sophomore English and journalism. She is in charge of the school’s online newspaper, The Demon Tattler, and has held several leadership roles at the school.

Barbara began teaching in 2004 after working as a freelance writer and editor for ten years, contributing to many local and national publications. Her first novel, Love and Death in a Perfect World, was published in 2015 by Terra Nova Books. She earned her National Board certification in 2010 (renewed in 2019).

Originally from New York, Barbara lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she enjoys playing the saxophone, being outdoors, and spending time with loved ones.



How to Register

To register, please visit our registration portalAttendees will need to register using their College Board login credentials. 

If paying by check or purchase order, CPE staff will follow up with an invoice. Please reference invoice number on check.

If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact or 423-425-4344.

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