This course provides an overview of the basic structure and content of an Advanced Placement Literature and Composition course. Particular attention will be paid to:
• Teaching strategies for poetry and fiction
• Selecting appropriate works
• Scoring student responses from previous AP examinations
• Integrating AP preparation into a literature curriculum
Class members will be required to give presentations on poetry and fiction to the group and to write a syllabus.
Instructor: Edward Schmieder is English Department Chair at the Sayville Schools Grades 6 - 12 in Sayville, New York and former English Department Head and teacher of Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition at Garden City High School, Garden City, New York.
A teacher for 27 years, he received his BA, MA and M Phil degrees from New York University. He has been a College Board consultant and workshop leader since 1992 and presented AP Program workshops across the United States and abroad.
From 1997 to 2001, he was a member of the AP Program English Test Development Committee. Mr. Schmieder currently teaches AP Program summer institutes at SUNY Stony Brook and Manhattan College. He has served as an AP Program English Literature examination reader from 1993 to 2001 and as the Examination Leader for the AP Program English Literature Alternate Exam.
Mr. Schmieder was also a member of the GED English Essay Test Development Committee for the American Council on Education. During the 2003-04 school year, he served as the president of the Long Island Language Arts Council (LILAC). As a consultant for Measurement Inc., he evaluated high school curricula for the State Education Department in 2005-06. Mr. Schmieder is currently a member of the SAT II English Literature Test Development Committee.
Course Number: EDU 524 section:TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
June 30 - July 3 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $795
Application & Registration Instructions
The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $795 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.
You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.
The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.
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