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.
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.