:: 2013 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
AP Spanish Language for Experienced AP Teachers
Institute Code AP13038
This institute is full and closed for registration.
Participants in the AP Summer Institute will prepare to implement the new AP Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework in the 2013 – 2014 school year. We will study the framework’s main components: (the Learning Objectives, Achievement Level Descriptions, Themes and Recommended Contexts, and Essential Questions) to understand how our current courses do and do not align with the new course and assessment. We will explore and discuss the resources available on AP Central for developing the course syllabus and instructional materials. In addition, we will review published materials designed with the new course in mind. Our goal is to assess what areas our current curricula do address, and how we can adjust existing practices to be more consistent with the new assessment. Teachers should bring with them a unit or activity that has been successful, so we can re-tool it to match the new course, and share with colleagues.
Participants should bring a lap top with them.
All teachers are encouraged to review the upcoming changes and download and read the AP Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework prior to the Institute: http://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/world-languages/spanish
Lead Consultant: Ann Mar
Ann Mar holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Currently she teaches AP Spanish Language, Spanish 3 pre-AP and 12th grade Spanish Immersion at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas, where she also serves as chairman of the LOTE department. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition, immersion education, curriculum and materials development, proficiency assessment, and teacher education. She is vice-president of the San Antonio de Béjar Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and has presented at local school districts, and at regional and national conventions, including the Texas Foreign Language Association, ACTFL, AATSP and the AP National Conference. She is a College Board Endorsed AP Consultant; she has served as a reader and table leader for the AP Spanish Language exam. Ann Mar served on the Spanish Language Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee of the College Board and currently is a member of the Test Development Committee. She is currently the College Board Liason, connecting the College Board to AP teachers. She has coauthored and edited professional development materials for the College Board, including the curriculum module El agua es vida,and El arte: ventana y espejo,
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