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SHARON JOHNSTON, Consultant
SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Sharon Johnston has taught English on the high school and college levels for over 30 years and has taught AP® English Literature and Language for over 20 years. Since 1996, she has collaborated with Florida Virtual School, Spokane Virtual Learning and other school systems in the creation and delivery of student-centric AP® courses; her research on the effectiveness of AP® online was published recently in the American Journal of Distance Learning. She has participated in College Board's AP® Programs as an Exam Reader/Table Leader and as an AP* consultant.
She also served as a Steering Committee member for the 2008 and 2009 College Board AP®National Conferences and again for the 2015 and 2016 Conferences. As a consultant for the National Math Science Initiative, she conducts Saturday Study Sessions for students.
Dr. Johnston, a National Board Certified Teacher, earned a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, Masters of Arts in English, and Bachelors in English & History Ed. In 2004, she received the Florida Council of Teachers of English Honor Award for outstanding service to advance the teaching of the language arts.
Description of AP®English Language Workshop
Advanced Placement® Language and Composition - Syllabus
This workshop for new and experienced teachers will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom.
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
•Align your instruction with the goals of the AP English Language and Composition course.
•Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation.
•Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course.
•Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.