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Workforce Development & Continuing Education

A P Summer Institute: English Literature
A P Instructor for Literature is Patricia Maida

Instructor Patricia Maida

Course Description: Explore how A P  English Literature classes can be centered around and driven by content. Gain an understanding of the benefits of a streamlined and connected curriculum for both teachers and students. This course focuses on helping teachers new to the AP curriculum gain the skills and insight to allow student success in an AP English course.

Instructor Biography: “Each time I am engaged in an institute, I am impressed with the creativity and insights of the teachers. I learn from them as they do from me,” says Dr. Patricia Maida, Professor of English at the University of the District of Columbia. She comes to Advanced Placement English as a former high school English teacher and as a college literature/writing coordinator. After specializing in American Literature in graduate school, she has developed an interest in women’s studies, contemporary literature, and the craft of writing. For several years she has scored AP Literature and Language essays for ETS; she will be scoring the 2013 exams again this year and plans to bring her insights about the test to participants in the APSI at Montgomery College. As a College Board-endorsed AP consultant, she has been leading workshops and institutes for the past ten years and is looking forward to meeting the teachers in the institute and sharing expertise and experience.


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