Let's talk (more) shop...

Let me've made your way through the ~Beginners~ course and you're ready for more? 

If so, I've got your back! 

In the opening (beginner) modules of EGP Shop Talk, we strolled through a full overview of the course syllabus (8021!), talked about all the changes from old course (8004, 8001) to new, and I shared some snazzy best practices, too...

But the nerdy fun doesn't stop there, friends!

In EGP Shop Talk ~Advanced~, we'll dig into the deeper work, from sorting through past papers and interpreting examiner reports, to lesson planning, resources, and course design.

If all of the above sounds swell, let's keep talkin' that EGP shop!


Haven't experienced EGP Shop Talk for Beginners yet?

EGP Shop Talk ~Beginner~ is meant for teachers who are brand-spankin' new to the the AS Level English General Paper 8021 curriculum. Consider this Step 1 in your teaching experience!


This course is currently in beta, so it is being offered at a cheaper rate in exchange for your patience as the creator builds it.  The price is set to increase starting June 2020.

In EGP Shop Talk ~Advanced~, you'll learn...

instructional guidance | planning strategies | best practices | lesson design


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Ends 10/2 @ 11:59pm EST!

The Endless Essay Prompt Library contains over 2,000+ essay questions, which are curated into categories and broken down further by sub-category. Trust me, this one makes for the nerdiest (and most useful) of binders!


Welcome + What to Expect

Beginner Course Introduction
Start here!  This video will acquaint you with your instructor (me!), my teaching style, what to expect in the course, terms to know, and how to navigate.  Definitely. Start. Here.!



Guidelines + Instructional Advice

Continuing on from EGP Shop Talk ~Beginner~, we now head into Module 4!

The set of lessons inside this module will dig deep into course paperwork.  I'll help you both navigate and interpret past papers + examiner reports, and I'll offer instructional advice that aligns with the high aims of CAIE.



Planning Instruction

This module has all the goods!  In this set of lessons, I will share my best practices for setting the foundation for learning and scaffolding course skills.  I'll also share my top resources for teaching this course and my favorite tech tools (hint: several of these cut down grading time!)



Project Design

Ready to take learning to the next level?  I've got three, course-appropriate projects to share (skill-based, literature-based, global awareness-based) that any EGP teacher is sure to love!  I will also share a basic framework for launching your own project-based learning experiences in the EGP classroom!



Aligning Objectives

In addition to carrying out the aims of this course, teachers are often required to meet other academic expectations as a part of instruction, such as our obligation to state/regional/local standards. 

So in this bonus, I'm building from the foundation laid in the ~Beginner~ course (where we talked all about aligning this course to other objectives).  But this time, I'm revealing my exact system for aligning EGP course objectives with any others, including (but not limited to!) Common Core.



Team Planning Tactics

Are you the only educator at your school who is teaching this course?  Or perhaps you're on a team with other teachers, yet lack similar planning time.

Maybe you just want to get some fresh planning perspective by teaming up with other EGP instructors elsewhere. 

In this bonus, I share the tools I use and the systems I prefer to team up with other teachers digitally.  Anyone looking to level-up their teaching collaboration will love this!



Exclusive access to resources

In being a member of the ~Advanced~ crew, you'll also get access to tons of resources which accompany the beginner level course (which you can't get otherwise!).  Resources include templates, swipe files, slides, and more!


Get your ~advanced~ digital workshop on, ya'll!

Sign up for this awesome professional development opportunity by clicking the button below.

Need to know who the r a d woman is behind-the-screen?

Hi, I'm Jill Pavich, and I'm your go-to guide for all things EGP 8021...

A classroom vet since 2004, I live on coffee and lesson planning. Teaching is my absolute superpower, and much of my experience is rooted in Cambridge-related curriculum. Specifically, I've been teaching the General Paper 8004 course since 2008, and I'm also nuts about Global Perspectives & Research, which I began teaching in 2014.

As for EGP awesomeness, I've authored several resources for this course, including:

  • the first-ever AS Level English General Paper 8021 course book of its kind, published by Cambridge University Press, and endorsed by Cambridge International Assessment Examinations (CAIE)
  • the 'Scheme of Work' for this course, which I consulted for CAIE (available on their Teacher Support site)
  • the 'Learner's Guide' for this course, which I consulted for CAIE (also available on their Teacher Support site)

And I happen to be an accredited CAIE teacher trainer for this course as well... 

AND most recently, a Lead Trainer for Cambridge International!

So yeah, I dig on EGP like, a whole bunch. #SheNerds

I hope you'll join me as I offer my ideas, insights, and inspirations throughout this experience! 

Total transparency here (though it's #nbd) joining this free course, you are also cool with opting in to my mailing list, where you'll get instant access to a cache of instructional resources, tips and advice for teaching, updates on professional development opportunities, services and more.  Who doesn't want that, dude(-ette)?

First. EGP Coursebook. Ever.

And I wrote it, yo!

Yep, the first-ever coursebook for the English General Paper curriculum is finally a reality!

I'll legit never forget hassling the Cambridge University sales rep (anchoring the back table) at virtually every workshop I facilitated until he finally took me seriously that I wanted to 'write the book on it.'

(So... shout-out to Danny for changing the course of my path in such a profound way!)

My dear EGP teachers, I hope you like it :-) Give me a shout-out on social media if you do!


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