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Fall 2017 Webinar Recording Archive

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AP® Language Q&A Panel with Renee Shea, Robin Aufses, and Megan Pankiewicz

Tuesday, November 2, 2017

Join the authors of The Language of Composition for an informative recap of the AP® Language Exam followed by a Question and Answer session where our amazing team of authors answers questions submitted by teachers.

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​Building the Foundation: AP® English

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM EST

Authors John Golden, Tracy Scholz, and Renee Shea will identify and describe the essential skills and knowledge that ninth grade students need to practice and develop in order to be prepared for and be successful in an AP® English class in the future.

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Results from the 2017 AP® Statistics Exam

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM EST

Join Daren Starnes and Josh Tabor, authors of The Practice of Statistics and Question Leaders at the AP® Reading, as they review Questions #2 and #6 of the FRQs from the 2017 AP® Statistics Exam. Daren and Josh will also share a few reflections on the other four FRQs, highlighting what was interesting or revealing about those questions in terms of student performance.

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Electrifying Society: An Important APES Concept

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM EST

Electrifying Society: An Important APES Concept and a Link to Carbon Neutrality. The US has begun converting many devices to electricity including cars, home heaters and hot water heaters. There are many advantages to “fuel switching” from fossil fuels to electricity including increased efficiency, convenience and perhaps most importantly, a greater ability to utilize zero-carbon sources of energy. This “electrifying the grid" is often referred to as decarbonizing the economy. This webinar will explain these concepts in connection with the APES course and as a pathway to achieving carbon neutrality in our nation and the world.

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Sullivan's Calculus for the AP® Course: A Discussion

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM EST

Join award-winning mathematicians and authors, Michael Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, and Kathleen MIranda, Emeritus Assoc. Professor at SUNY, in conjunction with their high school colleague, Owen Glennon, a 40+ year AP® teacher, as they talk with AP® Calculus teachers and answer questions about their cutting edge program, the AP® Calculus course and the exam.

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Scoring with Poetry

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30 PM EST

In this webinar, Robin Aufses and Renee Shea, coauthors of Lit & Comp 2e will discuss strategies to both engage students in poetry and succeed on the AP® Exam. The lower scores on the 2017 exam point to the need for clear strategies to read poetry critically and write analytical interpretations under the pressures of time. By approaching poetry through the lens of language and argument, participants will explore how to avoid "beating [the poem] with a hose/ to find out what it really means," but instead to "walk inside the poem's room/ and feel the walls for a light switch," as former poet laureate Billy Collins writes in "Introduction to Poetry." The webinar leaders will focus on two specific poems in depth and offer suggestions for lesson plans for two others, one of which has appeared on the AP® Lit exam.

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