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The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.
Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions
Instructor: J. Ryan Hoague
J. Ryan Hoague, MA, has taught English at Temple City High School in California for 20 years, including 15 years of AP English Literature instruction. In his teaching and 10 years as a College Board Consultant, he has refined his ideas about the elements of an effective AP Lit course. Mr. Hoague has also served as Chairperson of the English department and on numerous committees focused on curriculum and composition. He has additionally been an adjunct college instructor at Pasadena City College.
A seasoned scorer, Mr. Hoague has been an AP exam reader for English Literature since 2001, serving as table leader for Question 3 in recent years. He also reads the essay portion of the SAT and placement essays for the Cal State University system.
New This Year: AP Mentoring
WVCPD is partnering with College Board to provide AP mentor support for teachers attending the AP Summer Institute English Literature session. Teachers wanting to participate may pay a bundled registration fee for the AP Summer Institute and AP Mentoring program. See Cost section below for registration fee details.