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APSI: AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers, Week 1

The workshop will focus on the current AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and its Curriculum Framework. Participants will become familiar with the themes that explore connections among language, literature, and culture through diverse global perspectives. They will become familiar with the current exam format.

Participants will be guided through various sample activities to develop students’ proficiencies in the Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore several course planning and pacing guides and develop a class syllabus. General institute methodology will include lecture, discussions, assigned readings, assigned homework, presentations, and projects.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42257 Raquel Ríos-González On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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INSTRUCTOR: Raquel Ríos-González
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
START DATE: July 18, 2017

Instructor: Raquel Ríos-González

Lead Consultant

Raquel Ríos-González is a public high school teacher with 32 years of experience. She has taught sophomore English and all levels of Spanish. She is currently department head of the Languages Other Than English Department at Odessa High School and an IB and AP Spanish teacher. She has been an AP reader for the Spanish Language exam for the past 17 years and a College Board endorsed consultant since 2012. She holds a BS in Education from The University of Texas at Austin. She is an El Paso/Cd. Juárez native, is married to Tony González, and has 2 children, Jonathan and Luis Antonio.

Term: Spring/Summer 2017

Start Date: July 18, 2017

End Date: July 21, 2017

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $549.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by the Center for College Readiness.

  • Foundations of Advanced Placement
  • Developing and integrating the three modes of communication; Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational
  • Teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture across themes; using the recommended contexts, developing new ideas
  • Putting the Curriculum Framework into practice
  • Teaching and Developing Culture in the AP Spanish Language and Culture Course
  • Building an AP Program, how to involve all teachers, developing an AP Vertical Team
  • Instructional Design and Management
  • Using authentic resources
  • Building proficiency across modes of communication
  • Developing vocabulary skills
  • Integrating literature in the AP Spanish Language and Culture course
  • Using project-based learning a way to integrate and develop language skills
  • Laptop or tablet
  • USB memory device
  • Highlighters
  • Pens