University Slates Conference on "English Vertical Teams" Apr. 9 - 10

Texas A&M International University's Office of Continuing Education is conducting registration through April 2 for a two-day "English Vertical Teams Conference" designed for school administrators and middle and high school teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP English, English literature, and English language.

The two-day conference will be held at the University on Friday, April 9 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Pellegrino Hall rooms 114 and 203, and Bullock Hall rooms 113 and 114..

Tuition and lunch is $150 per participant. Interested persons may register for the conference by visiting the University's Office of Continuing Education located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 332.

Registrations received after the April 2 deadline will be accepted only on a space available basis and will be subject to a $20 late fee.

The conference will provide direction, models, and training to help members of English Vertical Teams organize productive activities, meetings, and workshops that lead to a comprehensive, coordinated English program. A review of the College Board Vertical Teams Text will be offered. The Text demonstrates strategies that are useful in working with AP objectives at various grade levels.

Among the topics to be covered are goals and objectives for the vertical team, 1998 free response questions, modifications for prompts for use in pre-AP classes, scoring/rubrics, and pre-AP modifications and applications.

For more information on the English Vertical Teams Conference at A&M International April 9 - 10, please call the Office of Continuing Education at 326-2700, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library room 332. Office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Information may also be secured by email at contedu@tamiu.edu.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu