Italian Language and Culture
Instructor: Ida Wilder
This course at Fordham University gives participants an overview, as well as the requirements, of the AP® Italian Language and Culture Course and exam. Participants will also learn about 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 and a 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 necessary AP® material, such as course description, exam specification, and student examples from various exams. Other highlights include ideas for syllabus development and the opportunity to score student work from the 2018 exam with rubrics. Finally, participants will become acquainted with the electronic media used to support the AP® teacher, such as AP® Central, AP® Teacher Community and many, many useful websites.
About the Instructor
Ida Giampietro Wilder has taught Italian at Greece Athena High School in Rochester, NY for 38 years, and taught Italian and the Foreign Language Methods course at Nazareth College of Rochester for 14 years. She also currently teaches Italian at SUNY Brockport and Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, she was a consultant and writer for Regents exams for the NY State Education Department; co-chair for the ACTFL National Standards for Italian; presenter throughout the country on teaching strategies; organized yearly trips or exchanges to Italy; and has written curriculum guides, including AP® for Greece Central School District. Ida has published various articles on the study of Italian, "Seguimi"; wrote a communications workbook; and reviewed textbooks for several publishers. She was a member of the Italian AP® Task Force and served on the development committee and as reader, table, and question leader. Ida is currently a College Board® Consultant and teacher of the Italian AP® Summer Institute at various colleges. She is the 2016 recipient of the President Award from NYSAFLT.
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