Mr. Alfonso Correa

 

Courses: AP English Language and Composition, Speech and Debate, Senior Thesis

Teacher Bio:

Correa is in his twenty-fourth year of teaching (twentieth year at TAG) in 2019-2020 and he thinks he’s getting the hang of it. Some say that he’s tough, but fair. Others say he expects too much, but will do everything he can to help his students meet those expectations. He lives in Oak Cliff (Winnetka Heights) with four other people and a dog and a cat that put up with his crazy schedule, his annoying tendency to be a little OCD and his very annoying third-person habit: Cristian (now a sophomore at TAG!), Isabela, Andres, Ginnette (a saint in most people’s opinion), Jose Maria Chespirito “Hershey” Serrano de Correa, and Maria del Rosario Florinda “Fiona” Serrano de Correa.

Correa has done and continues to do a few things in his professional life:

  • Consultant/Item Writer, ETS AP English Language and Composition Writing Workshop, July 29-August 2, 2019
  • Consultant, AP English Language and Composition Professional Development, AP Summer Institute for Teachers (APSI): UA-Little Rock, June 25-28, 2019; Colorado Education Initiative, July 15-18, 2019; AP by the Sea, Univ. of San Diego, July 22-25, 2019
  • Table Leader (Q2-Synthesis), ETS Reader Reliability Study QL, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, May 28-June 10, 2019
  • Consultant, AP English Language and Composition Professional Development, AP Summer Institute for Teachers (AP by the Sea, Univ. of San Diego), July 2018
  • Question Leader (Q1-Synthesis), AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2018
  • Panelist, The Educated City, Dallas Festival of Ideas, sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, March 2018
  • Consultant, AP English Language and Composition Professional Development, AP Summer Institute for Teachers (SMU), June 2017
  • Question Leader (Q2-Rhetorical Analysis), AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2017
  • Consultant, AP English Language and Composition Professional Development, AP Summer Institute for Teachers (Hawaii Pacific, SMU-in-Plano), June, July 2016
  • Exam Leader (Annotations), All Questions, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2016
  • Question Leader (Q3-Argument-alternate), AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2015
  • Member, AP English Language and Comp. Development Committee, June 2011-June 2015
  • Sample Selector, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, 2013
  • Table Leader, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, 2007-Present
  • Reader, AP English Language and Comp, Exam, 2003-Present
  • Member, Teachers Academy Advisory Board, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Member, International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Member, Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
  • Member, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)
  • Panelist, The Educated City, 2015 Dallas Festival of Ideas, sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
  • Presenter, NCTE Conference 2014 – “Bridging a False Dichotomy Between Fiction and Nonfiction Texts in AP English Language and Composition” (with Dr. Michael Neal)
  • Presenter, NCTE Conference 2013 – “Articulating Rhetorical Choices in AP English Language and Composition” (with Dr. Michael Neal)
  • Presenter, AP National Conference 2012 – “Beyond Source A, B and C” (English Language and Comp. Synthesis Question); “Results from the AP English Language and Comp. Reading” (presented for the Chief Reader, Dr. Mary Trachsel, during the Saturday session)
  • Bezos Foundation Educator Scholar, The Aspen Ideas Festival, July 1-6, 2007
  • Nancy Cain Marcus Fellowship for Outstanding Teachers (Scholarship to the Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminar, July 16-22, 2005)
  • K.H. Jordan Foundation Scholar, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, June 2002
  • Teacher of the Year, School for the Talented and Gifted, 2001-2002 (Semifinalist, Dallas Independent School District Teacher of the Year)

Syllabi:

[coming soon!]

2019-2020 AP English Language General Syllabus

2019-2020 Speech and Debate Syllabus

2019-2020 Independent Study (Senior Thesis) Syllabus

Links:

NCTE 2014

Texas Performance Standards Project (Senior Thesis)

UIL Academics

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…and teaching, learning, the Texas Rangers, the Cowboys, Mavericks and Stars (in that order), guacamole and rasslin’ (yes, that is a word).