Amy Douglas, who will be teaching the AP Capstone classes at Captain Shreve High in Shreveport, just got back from a week of training.
This is not your typical high school class, she observed.
“This is a skills-based class. So it’s not biology content, history content or English content. … We are teaching the students skills, and they will be evaluated and assessed on those skills at the end.”
Douglas said her students will learn critical thinking skills, reading attacks, posing a problem and coming up with a solution, looking at the same problem from a different perspective then coming up with a counterargument from the different perspective.