English Literature & Composition

AP 524.300 | Online | Frazier O’Leary


This AP English Literature and Composition - APSI Online course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success.  Participants will explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help them plan and focus instruction—and give them feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual high school students need additional focus. Participants also will learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give them immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that their students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, participants will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank. Equity and Access will be guiding principles.

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Frazier O'Leary

Frazier O’Leary

Dr. Frazier O’Leary is an adjunct professor of English at the University of the District of Columbia.  He retired in 2017 after 47 years in DCPS.  He taught AP English Language and Literature at Cardozo High School in Washington, DC. He is a consultant for the College Board in English Language and Literature and is a Table Leader for AP Literature.  He is a member of the Board of the Toni Morrison Society and former President of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.  He was re-elected in November 2020 to the District of Columbia State Board of Education as the Ward 4 representative.