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AP® English Language CED Deep Dive

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT


Join Applied Practice as we explore the College Board's Course and Exam Description (CED) for the AP® English Language course. This session is ideal for new AP® teachers, administrators, or anyone seeking to refresh their understanding of the course and exam. Our facilitator, Dr. Brandon Abon, who led the development of the current CEDs for both AP® English courses, including creating course skills, revising exam guidelines, and developing analytical scoring, will provide a comprehensive overview.

Dr. Abon will cover key concepts, interpreting coding, and utilizing the CED to effectively guide your course and prepare your students for the AP® exam.

Facilitator: Dr. Brandon Abdon 

Dr. Brandon Abdon is a former English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching, and professional development around the intersection of composition, literacy, literature, pedagogy, and technology for over a decade. A fellow of the National Writing Project, Brandon believes in the power of writing daily in the classroom.  He also knows that all students have a path to literacy when engaged and challenged suitably.  He likes to read and play sports but does both of them slowly and only one of them well. He has been married to his brilliant wife, Angela, since 2008 and has two sons, Hilton and Dorian.

He has consulted for or served in some capacity with a number of organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Writing Project, the Bluegrass Writing Project, the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English, the National Math-Science Initiative, and others.  In addition to consulting and professional development, he has been on staff with the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program and Savvas K-12 Learning Services (Formerly Pearson K-12 Learning Services).  While at the College Board, he led the development of the current course and exam descriptions for both Advanced Placement English courses, including creation of course skills, revision of exam guidelines, and the development of analytical scoring.

Along with experience in an array of organizations, he holds advanced degrees in both English and Education - including a Doctorate in English Pedagogy - and certification as both a teacher and an administrator.  During his full-time work in high school classrooms, he was recognized with the National Council of Teachers of English “High School Teacher of Excellence” award in 2010.  He has also worked at the University of Kentucky and Georgia State University teaching courses including English Composition 1, Introduction to Literature, Literature for Teachers, Composition for Teachers, and others.



August 15
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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