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Pre-AP for English (formerly Vertical Teaming -- Building Success for English)

Course Number: EDUC X396.6

3 units

This course will present strategies to teach higher-level thinking skills to prepare students for college preparatory and Advanced Placement* courses in English. Participants identify classroom approaches that support in-depth understanding of English literature and language, develop techniques that encourage students to ask questions and draw inferences, learn strategies for critical analysis and assessment, and develop vertical and horizontal collaboratives with English and history teachers.

Important Information:

  • Please set-up your student NetID and password at least 7 days before the course start date to ensure access to the WiFi connection in the classroom. Trouble setting-up your NetID? Email: netidhelp@ucx.ucr.edu.  
  • College Board Scholarship recipients cannot register online. To register as a scholarship recipient, please mail or fax your Enrollment Form along with a Copy of your Letter of Commitment and Award Letter to Student Services (fax: 951-827-7273). Please note that you will be invoiced for the total amount due if payment from the College Board is not received by the course start date. The registration for Scholarship Recipients is for non-credit ONLY. 
  • School districts enrolling teachers for APSI courses also ONLY pay for the non-credit fee. District POs cannot be processed online. Please send POs along with an Enrollment Form for each teacher to Student Services by mail or fax to 951-827-7273.
  • If you are registering as a Scholarship Recipient or were registered by your school district with a PO and would like to pay the additional $100 fee to receive credit (3 quarter units), please contact Student Services at 951-827-4105. The deadline to pay for credit is July 18, 2017. A letter grade will be awarded to students registered for credit (assignments due to receive credit will vary between courses).
  • Further detailed information regarding the course will be emailed to students a few weeks before the course start date. 

Please contact APSI Program Coordinator, Brenda Montiel, at 951-827-1661 / bmontiel@ucx.ucr.edu should you have any questions. 

Prerequisites

Applicable Certificates

Starting Jul 17 : Classroom-based

Section Code: 171EDJ007

Course Fees:

$795 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 18
$845 after Jun 18

$695 (Non Credit) Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 17
$745 after Jun 17

Instructor:

James Thomas Swords

Thomas Swords, M.A., leads AP and Pre-AP English sessions at AP workshops throughout the U.S., is a certified mentor teacher, and a regular presenter at AP Conferences. Mr. Swords is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.

Schedule:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2017

APSI check-in will take place at the UCR Extension Center, Conference Room E located at 1200 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings

Location:

Extension University VillageMap

Section Notes:

Institute fee includes breakfast, lunch, College Board materials, and parking. Registering online automatically includes the credit ($100) fee. To register for non-credit ONLY, please contact Student Services.

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

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