Latin — APSI Online

AP 545.100 Jill Crooker

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This 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. Specifically, AP Latin—APSI Online course participants will explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help them plan instruction of Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s De Bello Gallico.  Participants will select pieces of each author to integrate into lessons and talk about the spirals in Units 1-8 of the course description.  All questions are worthy of discussion and sharing such as: “Can I have them write short essays?  If yes, how do we go over them (if we do) in Zoom or Blackboard?  What about quizzes?  What does a daily or weekly assignment look like?” Each participant will develop a unified lesson to share with others in the group for the coming year.  Participants will learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year so that they consistently have access to new resources—as well as making the opportunity for students to register for AP Exams by fall deadlines.  This week will help establish a Goucher sharing AP Latin community for the coming year.

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Jim Bohan

Jill Crooker

Jill Crooker taught Latin, all levels including AP Vergil and AP Latin Literature, for more than 25 years at Pittsford Mendon High School, Pittsford, N.Y.  She then worked for the NY State Education Department to develop the Statewide Peer Review for all languages other than English and traveled to every area of NY to hold peer review sessions with foreign language teachers sharing their work. She has served as Reader, Table Leader, and presently Question Leader for more than 20 years.  During the same time, she has conducted AP Summer Institute sessions in NY, CT, ME, LA, VA, FL and has led professional development workshops throughout the country.  She served as an officer in the Classical Association of the Empire State and the American Classical League where she has given numerous presentations, one most recently in which she suggested starting the teaching of AP in Latin 1. She has written extensively about assessment for all levels of Latin.  She presently serves on the New York State World Language Advisory Council for the development of new standards and performance indicators for Classical Languages.