2023 Summer In~Person or Virtual Workshop:The English Coach's Instructional Playbook


Join Dr. Degen in his classroom for his latest instructional strategies for reading and writing-- activities providing all students intellectual access to the top performing movements in Language Arts.  

Learn about the brain research that supports these strategies.

Over the course of three days, teachers will practice all the key instructional strategies that make up Jesuit's vertical alignment, a playbook that has produced a 95-100% AP pass rate and has verified that 99% of Jesuit juniors are college ready, per SAT scores. 

Discover, too, how the department has ceased marking up student essays with tedious notes!

Day 1 establishing an interpretative point of view: reading strategies for developing the analytical voice
Day 2 forming with phrases, constructing with clauses: grammar instruction for enhancing syntax and style
Day 3 engineering the essay: navigating the paragraph and the strategies of coherence and unity; exploring the use of Aristotle's topics of invention

Michael Degen, Ph.D. (CV) has been teaching AP Literature, AP Lang, Pre-AP English, and English III for over twenty-five years. He has presented workshops for numerous school districts throughout Texas and across the Southwest, for the College Board, and for national conventions.

$300.00 per teacher

Please complete the registration form below regardless of how you plan to pay for the workshop.


July 5,6,7 2023
Jesuit College Preparatory School
12345 Inwood Rd Dallas, TX 75244

To register by mail, please complete the registration form and send check payable to Telemachos Publishing to

PO Box 460387 Garland, TX 75046-0387

Registration Form: Three Days with Dr. Degen

Will you attend in-person or virtually?