A-List will conduct 1 full day of ACT discipline-specific training for ELA for staff that will teach the preparation course. Training sessions will provide attendees with a solid grounding in the nature and content of the tests, including format, subject matter, overall strategies and analysis of data driven assessments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to focus on problem solving techniques, non cognitive skills development, common mistakes, and best practices. The training will also cover implementation strategies based on student performance data, including setting class schedules, weekly assignments, and practice tests dates.
VAP Grant Pre-AP Strategies: AP Vertical Teams in Mathematics
May 18, 2015 8:30 - 3:30
This workshop gives middle and high school teachers the tools to strengthen an AP Vertical Team and to align curriculum vertically across grade levels within the mathematics discipline. Members of the Vertical Team will learn how to create a curriculum that emphasizes key concepts of mathematics at all levels of instruction. Through the implementation and vertical articulation of concrete strategies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge students need at the Pre-AP level.
Workshops provided through VAP Grant funding. VAP districts will be given registration priority.
VAP Grant Pre-AP Strategies: Strategies in English Beyond Acronyms: Inquiry-Based Close Reading
May 21, 2015 8:30 - 3:30
As part of its mission, the College Board "strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP." Sponsored by the VAP grant, this one-day workshop is designed to help middle and early high school teachers facilitate inquiry-based practices through close reading in their classrooms. Questioning strategies are used to promote critical thinking, starting at the introductory level.