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  1. Getting to Know an Editor: Joseph Bianchi, AP® Social Studies
    18
    Feb

    Getting to Know an Editor: Joseph Bianchi, AP® Social Studies

    Get to know one of our editors, Joseph Bianchi, who specializes in AP® Social Studies. Joe answers our questions about how he carries over his 25 years of teaching experience to editing, what his favorite decade is, and reveals one of his hidden talents!

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  2. Our #APLangTop5 Series Continues with Concept #3: Generating Evidence & Effective Quote Integrations
    11
    Feb

    Our #APLangTop5 Series Continues with Concept #3: Generating Evidence & Effective Quote Integrations

    In the two sessions of the third installment of our series, “The Top 5 Most Difficult Concepts to Teach in an AP® Language Course...and how to conquer!", we focus on generating evidence for the argument essay and integrating source material in paragraphs for the synthesis essay question.

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  3. Getting to Know David Wolfford, Author of AP® United States Government & Politics
    04
    Feb

    Getting to Know David Wolfford, Author of AP® United States Government & Politics

    Get to know the author of our AP® United States Government & Politics textbook. David Wolfford answers our questions about how he maintains his love of teaching AP® Government, his tricks for memorizing student names, and his #1 classroom rule! 

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  4. Our #APLangTop5 Series Continues with Concept #4: Writing with Sophistication
    28
    Jan

    Our #APLangTop5 Series Continues with Concept #4: Writing with Sophistication

    Over the course of three sessions, Lauren and I use the language from the College Board released exam rubrics to inspire strategies that will enhance sophistication in students’ analysis and argument writing. Each video provides instruction on how to not only potentially earn the sophistication point, but also explains how to provide specific, concrete scaffolds to encourage student growth.

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  5. Keep Your Eyes on These Little-Known Tech Tools to Personalize Learning for Your Students
    15
    Jan

    Keep Your Eyes on These Little-Known Tech Tools to Personalize Learning for Your Students

    With schools thrust into online education models, it is more important than ever to ensure the proper support is in place for all students. How can you provide your students with reading and writing learning experiences tailored to their specific needs?

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  6. Introducing Our New AP® Lang Series: Top 5 Most Difficult Concepts to Teach in an AP® Language Course…and How to Conquer!
    15
    Jan

    Introducing Our New AP® Lang Series: Top 5 Most Difficult Concepts to Teach in an AP® Language Course…and How to Conquer!

    Need extra support teaching AP® English Language and Composition? We’ve got you covered! Join our co-authors, Timm Freitas and Lauren Peterson—current AP® teacher leaders and nationally known consultants—as they break down the most difficult concepts and offer step-by-step tips and skill-building resources.

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  7.  Welcome!
    15
    Jan

    Welcome!

    For over 90 years, we’ve been helping educators like you break down barriers to learning; create dynamic, inclusive classrooms; and generate long-term success for your students. We decided to launch this Next Step blog to share what we are learning with you—from insights from educational experts and learning science to innovative classroom practices.

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