Presenter: Kathryn Pabst
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Secondary
Hours: 1

It is critical that college bound gifted students develop strong writing skills that they can fluidly translate across content areas, apply to critical thinking, and verbal communication skills. In this course, you will learn how to craft an AP language class around a central theme and pull many examples of modern and historical literature.

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Excellent writing skills are essential for long-term success. In this course, you will learn how develop writing skills in your G/T students by learning to craft an AP language class around a central theme and pull many examples of modern and historical speech writing, essays, non-fiction, and literature around it. You’ll be equipped on how to translate each piece into writing assignments or projects that will challenge your students and build these crucial skills.

You will learn how to:

  • Create a central themes and tie-in multiple sub-themes
  • Tap into a student’s passion
  • Generate a classroom environment of active discussion and respectful debate
  • Challenge students to expand their thinking and grow in nuance, sophistication and depth

Kathryn Pabst Schaeffer, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of Advanced Academic Services for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. She completed her Ed.D. at Dallas Baptist University, received a Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of Texas at Dallas and completed her Gifted and Talented Lifetime Endorsement from The University of North Texas. Ms. Pabst Schaeffer often presents on gifted curriculum as well as Advanced Placement (AP) College Board programming. She is also the chair of the Research Division of the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT).

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288 reviews for AP Language, You Bet It’s GT!

  1. Ana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the way she explained the structure for her class.

  2. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very challenging

  3. Eduardo – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This was a very good course and it does give you great ideas. The only thing is that she has a year round class.

  4. James – PALACIOS ISD (verified owner)

    Liked the use of Current events in the classroom.

  5. Patricia – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I really like the writing strategies and literature suggestions (in addition to how she uses them / what she discusses with each piece.)

  6. Jennifer – Private Pay (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the course and the ability to pause to take notes.

  7. Mark – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It brings new perspectives.

  8. Douglas – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    I’m interested in using these themes for my AP US History course. Wanted to see how AP English topics could support my course. Great themes and support for my future classes.

  9. Raymond – PALACIOS ISD (verified owner)

    It was certainly worthwhile and a great asset to my teacher “toolbox”

  10. Mark – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    overall, very good.

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