Italian Language and Culture Language
This course gives participants an overview of the revised AP* Italian Language and Culture Course. Participants will examine the requirements of the course and exam, discuss classroom strategies and engage in a professional exchange of ideas. In addition, they will examine the components of the AP* curriculum framework including: learning objectives, description of the expected student performance and themes.
They will discuss instructional design for the course that integrates cultural content into language lessons and connects the modes of communication in meaningful ways. Participants will also review AP teacher workshop material, including the teacher’s guide, course description, exam specification, and examples from various exams.
Other highlights include: ideas for syllabus development, scoring student work from the 2013 exam with rubrics, becoming acquainted with the electronic media used to support AP teacher such as AP* Central, AP* Teacher Community and useful websites.
Ida Giampietro Wilder
Teacher of Italian for 36 years at Greece Athena High School, 14 years at Nazareth College of Rochester, and 2 years at SUNY Brockport. She has also taught the Foreign Language Methods course at Nazareth for 10 years and teaches the Italian AP* Summer Institute at several colleges.
In addition, she was a NY State Education Dept. consultant and writer for Regents exams; co-chair for ACTFL National Standards for Italian; presenter throughout the country on teaching strategies; organizer of yearly trips or exchanges to Italy; writer of curriculum guides levels 1-AP* for Greece Central School District and various articles on the study of Italian and “Seguimi,” a communicative workbook. She is a former Italian AP* Task Force member; member of the Development Committee for AP* Italian; reader; current table leader; College Board AP* Consultant.
"I have a clearer understanding of the exam, the skills required to achieve a successful outcome and materials needed to accomplish these goals."
- Rosanna Caringi, Westlake High School, Thornwood, NY
"It was very informative and useful for me. I was able to get a true sense of what my students should expect to see on the AP exam as well as walk away with many ideas and strategies I know I will use this year."
- Joanne Guarraci, Arthur L. Johnson High School Clark, NJ
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