This workshop will introduce the participants to the new AP* Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework that went into effect September 2013.
Participants will examine the themes as well as the recommended contexts and overarching essential questions for exploring each theme in the new Framework. Rubrics and students samples will be used for participants to become familiar with the scoring of the free response sections of the exam.
The institute will also address issues of curriculum and of Pre- AP* courses. Some time will be devoted to evaluate the sample syllabus to deliver the new course.
Participants will engage in a discussion of textbooks, websites, and resources available for the AP* course.
They will also develop a final project according to the needs of their students during the week, in consultation with the instructor.
Participants are encouraged to bring copies of successful activities to share.
About the Instructor
José Diaz is a Spanish Teacher at Hunter College High School in New York City.
He has served as a member and Chair of the AP* Spanish Language and Literature Committee; Table Leader and Question Leader for the scoring of the AP* Examination.
He has led workshops throughout the United States and Europe and continues being a consultant for the College Board.
He has also written several guides and articles for several College Board publications. He is the co-author of AP* Spanish: Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination
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