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High School English Department Meeting January 28, 2010.

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1 High School English Department Meeting January 28, 2010

2 Department Party Redo At Paula Watson’s on Saturday February 6 th at 7pm

3 Hiring Process Maggie Blake (1/13/10) BA Stanford, MAT Brown (Deerfield Academy, Groton School) Greg Hyde (1/25/10) BA UNC, MA Florida St. (Westminster, Whitfield) Bill Brown (1/29/10) BA Trinity, MA SUNY-Buffalo, ABD SUNY-Buffalo (Bay School, Holland Hall, Noble and Greenough) Tiffany Russell (2/18/10) BA Temple, MA Temple, PhD. Georgia State (Lovett, Blair Academy) Sam Bradford (TBD) (1/28/10) BA Emory, MA St.Andrew’s (UK) (Westminster Teaching Fellow)

4 Wikispace for AP Review

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6 Draft of Topics for Review Assessing the Clarity of Learning Objectives Impact of History Recomendation Tracking in Am Studies on That Course and Entire Program Impact of AP Model on Curriculum and Pedagogy The Value of Interdisciplinary Work Impact and Value of Student Choice in an Elective Program The Relationship Between "Old Canon" and "New Canon"---What texts are essential? Impact of Program Structure: Junior-Senior Mix, Class Size, Semester Courses

7 What review topics does the department think are missing at this point? Philosophy of Writing---What is ours and how do we integrate it into the AP curriculum? Balance of Fine Arts vs. Academic Courses Tracking of African-American Students into SCG

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