There is a far more engaging and effective way to teach high school English classes to gifted students than the common approach of teaching each class as a stand-alone unit. By merging Pre-AP English 1, 2 and AP Language into one cohesive program you can gain the maximum benefit for students.
This online course will show you how to focus each Pre-AP course around specific skill sets and themes, how to zero in on each individual student’s specific abilities and challenges, and how to incorporate all three Pre-AP courses into one program designed in such a way that students graduate with a full arsenal of writing and analytical skills that have been steadily built upon and expanded in a purposeful way.
Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.
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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).
Robert – WODEN ISD (verified owner) –
I gained some useful strategies from this workshop.
Erica – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner) –
Rosario S. – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
This course is insightful, it provides a number of approaches we can implement to help the students develop into critical thinkers and writers.
Rebecca – BURLESON ISD (verified owner) –
Short and sweet
Janet – Pilot (verified owner) –
Concise instruction with specific ideas to think about how to structure a GT/AP program.
Jacqueline – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner) –
There was informative information that I can use in my classroom. The presentation helped solidify in my mind that alternative assessments are beneficial.
laura – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner) –
Kelsey – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner) –
This course was fairly strong. I enjoyed the discussion about skills and strategies, but the course quiz at the end did not seem to actually assess the major take-aways from the course.
Donna – CONROE ISD (verified owner) –
Denise – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner) –
I wish I could have attended the workshop in person. There was pertinent and important information given for building a program and not just a class. I feel this is what our district truly needs.