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Foreign Language   ( Week 1 )
Pre-AP Spanish (Combined teachers)
Alma Gonzalez
Target grade(s): Pre AP 9-12

Course Description

The objective of this Pre AP Spanish Language and Culture institute will be on the format and content of the latest AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. It will consist of a thorough overview of the exam including and not limited to the 6 themes and essential learning skills for a successful AP program. This is an activity-based approach that will provide participants with useful strategies and activities for not only developing but maintaining a successful AP program. Additional topics include applying the rubrics, and integrating other important components such as literature, music, culture videos and online resources. in addition, we will work with the can do statements from ACTFL to properly plan for your curriculum framework.

Items to Bring

  • Please bring with you copies of your favorite activity, project, video, or ancillary materials to share with other participants on the last day.
  • If you have a favorite and successful unit of study pertaining to the new format please bring 25-30 copies to share with classmates.
  • Also please bring lots of sticky notes and a couple of highlighters.
  • Bring the main textbook that you use in class.

Biographical Sketch for Alma Gonzalez

Alma González has taught in the public schools for over 30 years. She has served as Department Head of the Foreign Language Dept. for 18 years. She has been a Spanish AP Reader for 9 years and has served as a Table Leader as well. She has experience teaching Spanish Language AP and Spanish Literature AP. She is also been an adjunct professor and University of Texas-Brownsville for 10 years and at Gladys Porter High School in Brownsville, TX. For 28 years.She has served as consultant for College Board for 12 years. Currently she works for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as a part time lecturer for the Department of Education.


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