:: 2013 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
AP Spanish Literature for Experienced AP Teachers
Institute Code AP13038
This workshop will focus on preparing students for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course. Attendees will look at the recent changes to the exam and the course’s implementation of this current 2012-2013 year. This includes the new course title, shortened reading list, more emphasis on contextual analysis, emphasis on incorporating more media, specific literary terms, and emphasis on designing instruction by themes. We will work with the six new themes for this course, organizing concepts and creation of essential questions for the themes.
In addition to the themes, we will work on the following topics:
- An overview of the new AP Spanish Literature and Culture course and the one year of implementation
- Strategies for integrating the 6 themes and making important interdisciplinary connections (historical, sociopolitical, and geopolitical contexts).
- Ideas for incorporating art and multimedia
- Activities for practicing and reviewing reading selections and literary terminology
- Resources and ideas for implementing the new listening component
Please bring the following when you come:
- Interest in learning about new changes to the exam
- Your thoughts on this year’s course
- Any “best practices” that you are willing to share that have been effective in your class
- A flash drive
- A lap top
The Participant’s Manual: AP Spanish Literature and Culture will be provided.
Consultant: Maritza Sloan
Maritza Sloan graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a K-12 certification and a Masters degree in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to her degrees, she studied Spanish literature at the University of Salamanca, Spain in the summer of 2002 and the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in the summer of 2004.
She has been teaching Spanish for 19 years, including AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture at Plano West Senior High School since 2001. She developed the AP Spanish language and AP Spanish Literature Curriculum for the Plano ISD district. She has presented many AP Language and AP Literature workshops and sessions at AATSP, APAC, TFLA, SWCLT, NECFLT and ACTFL and presented workshops for Literature and Culture as well as Language and Culture.
Maritza currently lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and daughter and travels to Costa Rica, her home country, as often as she can to visit her family.
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