Instructor: José M. Diaz
This workshop is designed to provide the participants with an overview of the AP® Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework. We will explore the course Framework, the exam, and the new 2019-2020 AP® resources. Participants will become familiar with the digital activation process, unit guides, personal progress checks and the AP® question bank. Participants will examine the themes as well as the recommended contexts and overarching essential questions for exploring each theme in the Framework. The institute will help participants plan, gain practical knowledge, and develop instructional strategies and effective techniques. The institute will also address issues of curriculum and of Pre-AP® courses. Some time will be devoted to evaluating the sample syllabus to deliver the course.
Participants will engage in a discussion of textbooks, websites, and resources available for the course. Scoring Guidelines and students samples will be used for participants to become familiar with the scoring of the free response sections of the exam. Participants will also develop a final project according to the needs of their students during the week, in consultation with the instructor. Participants are also expected to bring copies of successful activities to share.
Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and a flash drive.
About the Instructor
José M. Díaz is a former 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 Culture Development Committee; and as Table Leader and Question Leader for scoring the AP® Examination. He has led workshops throughout the United States and Europe and continues as a consultant for the College Board®. He has also written several guides and articles for a number of College Board® publications. He is the co-author of AP® Spanish: Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination; Abriendo paso: Temas y lecturas; Abriendo paso: Gramática; and ¡En Marcha! A Complete Grammar Review. He is also the author of Listening Comprehension Skills for Intermediate and Advanced Students, and Barron's SAT Subject Test: Spanish.
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