Instructor: Pablo Elizaga
This seminar is designed for new teachers of AP® Spanish Literature and Culture. The goal of the seminar is to develop a course that will fulfill the requirements of the audit. In order to do that, participants will first familiarize themselves with the content and structure of the AP® exam by taking it themselves at the beginning of the seminar. After this, participants will focus on those strategies that have been proven to be the most effective ways to teach critical reading and analytical writing, which participants will implement during the seminar. Equipped with knowledge of the exam and the strategies that allow students to succeed on it, participants will then develop units of the course that integrate learning objectives and organize concepts, essential questions and required readings. These units will be tailored to suit participants' students, providing them with differentiated instruction that satisfies individual needs and develops teaching potential.
About the Instructor
Since 2011, Pablo Elizaga has taught AP® Spanish Literature and Culture at Cristo Rey New York High School, New York City, where he has also served as Spanish Department Chair since 2007. He has been an AP® Reader (Language and Literature) for the last 10 years.
Pablo earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Education in Argentina in 1996 at Instituto de Capacitación Profesional (ICP) and his Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language from the Universidad de Barcelona in 2007. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Bilingual Education.
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