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

This summer institute will familiarize participants with the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course and examination.

Man biking in Academic Quad towards Lovett Hall

This AP Spanish literature and Culture workshop will provide you with strategies, resources, and activities for teaching an effective AP course.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42258 Marisa Pérez-Bernardo On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Instructor: Marisa Pérez-Bernardo

Lead Consultant

Dr. Marisa Pérez-Bernardo is an Associate Professor at the University of Dallas. Professor Pérez-Bernardo received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.). She holds an A.B.D. in English Philology from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), a B.A. in English Philology from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), and a Certificate in Translation from University of California San Diego.

Pérez-Bernardo has published four book editions, and articles on 19th and 20th century Spanish literature. She has also presented papers at different international conferences in Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, and Guatemala.

Pérez-Bernardo is also a consultant for the College Board in Pre-AP World Languages and Cultures, AP Spanish Language, and AP Spanish Literature. She is also serving as a Spanish Language and Culture reviewer for the AP Course Audit. She provides AP Spanish teachers and administrators with the clear AP curricular and resource guideline, and determines if syllabi submitted by teachers meet all curricular requirements as established by the AP program.

Marisa also served as an expert advisor for the Texas State Board of Education in its development and reviewed the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) curriculum during the academic year 2013-2014.

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

In this APSI you will:

  • Explore Spanish, Latin-American, and U.S. Latino authors and their works from the medieval period to present day
  • Make thematic connections between texts of various genres and historical periods
  • Make interdisciplinary connections to the literature of the Spanish-Speaking world through art, film, history, and other academic discipline
  • Examine Spanish literature within the contexts of its time and place
  • Analyze different AP Spanish Literature and Culture exams
  • Create a syllabus for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course
  • Create a lesson plan for the next academic year