English Language

Dates: July 3 - July 7, 2023 (Monday-Friday - Tuesday off for July 4)

Instructor: Denise Hayden

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Course Description

In this virtual workshop institute we will discuss, evaluate, and investigate the AP® English Language and Composition multiple choice and essay questions from past AP® Exams. Participants will create their own lessons and curricula to prepare students for these examinations. Practices and strategies for each part of the exam will be explored and examined. The class will emphasize, but not be limited to, the recent examinations and their changes, and will also focus on a study of rhetoric and writing. The class will also investigate and practice holistic scoring and develop appropriate assessment vehicles for language and rhetoric. An additional focus of the workshop will be the interdisciplinary approach combining AP® English Language and Composition and AP® United States History. 

About the Instructor

Denise Hayden is currently in her 24th year teaching an interdisciplinary Advanced Placement® United States History and Advanced Placement® English Language and Composition course at Floral Park Memorial High School.  Denise and her colleague Nick Simone presented a workshop about the AP® Interdisciplinary Program at the College Board® National Conference in Las Vegas in July, 2007.

A consultant for the Middle States Region of the College Board®, Denise has trained high school teachers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. She is also the author of two articles published on the College Board® website. In 1992, Denise was named Teacher of the Year from Floral Park Memorial High School by the Sewanhaka Central High School District. In 2002, she was named an Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council, and in 2012 she was awarded a Friends of Education Award by Stony Brook University School of Professional Development.

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