APSI: AP Spanish Literature and Culture for Experienced Teachers, Week 1

In this summer institute, participants will learn about the AP Spanish Literature and Culture revised course, including the course content, the Course Themes, the Learning Objectives, the Organizing Concepts, the Essential Questions, the Achievement Level Descriptors, the integration of “Culture”, the revised Exam (including the May 2017 exam results), and the Course Audit.

Participants will also prepare and present a lesson module with at least two works from the AP reading list that are interconnected with the following course themes: “La dualidad del ser”, “Las relaciones interpersonales”, “Las sociedades en contacto”, “El tiempo y el espacio”, “La creación literaria” and “La construcción del género”.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42259 Monica Friedmann On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Instructor: Monica Friedmann

Lead Consultant

Dr. Friedmann is a three-time graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  She taught College in Pennsylvania and in her native Uruguay, and currently teaches Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture, and Advanced Spanish Literature and Culture at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is an AP Spanish Language Reader and endorsed consultant for AP Spanish Language & AP Spanish Literature for the College Board.

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

Each participant will receive a copy of the Workshop Handbook and Resources, which contains:

  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course and Exam Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP Spanish Literature and Culture and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture Practice Exam
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary)
  • Flash drive with information presented during the APSI
  • Complimentary textbooks
  • Apply concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective AP Spanish Literature and Culture curriculum
  • Build activities and assessments that develop students' proficiencies across the full range of language skills—with special attention to critical reading and analytical writing
  • Help students move beyond reading comprehension to relate the content of the required texts to literary, historical, sociocultural and geopolitical contexts in Spanish
  • Implement strategies to effectively prepare students for the AP exam
  • Develop or revise a syllabus to align with course requirements