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

This AP Spanish Literature & Culture workshop is for new teachers and for teachers with fewer than 5 years of experience teaching the course.  

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

This summer institute will familiarize participants with the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course and examination. The course introduces teachers to the course learning objectives, curriculum framework, and AP exam.  The session will also elaborate on resources to use when teaching the course.  Finally, participants in the session will begin to develop lessons/units.  


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42830 Jorge España On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Jorge España
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
START DATE: July 10, 2018

Instructor: Jorge España

Jorge España has been teaching in the West Aurora School District since 1997. He started his career in the district as a bilingual teacher at Jefferson Middle School. In 2004, he began teaching AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature at West Aurora High School.  Jorge has also served as a Reader and Table Leader at the AP Spanish Language and Culture reading in Cincinnati for the last 10 years. He is an AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture consultant with the College Board. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Aurora University and his master’s in Spanish from Roosevelt University.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 10, 2018

End Date: July 13, 2018

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

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • review of the course exam and description
  • assess the equity and access statement
  • examine the learning objectives and ALDs
  • synthesize the course themes, organizing concepts, and essential questions
  • differentiate between cultural products, practices, and perspectives
  • select and evaluate supplemental resources
  • preview and evaluate the practice exam
  • define summative and formative assessments
  • participate in a prepared unit of instruction to model formative and summative assessments
  • prepare formative and summative assessments that can be implemented immediately
  • review literary terminology
  • participate in example lessons using the new works
  • create a thematic unit or lesson for a unit
  • evaluate supplementary resources
  • reflect upon a unit of instruction
  • take the sections of the practice exam and evaluate the experience
  • select elements of the course that could be integrated into Pre-AP courses
  • share strategies for incorporating literature and culture into the Pre-AP courses
  • review the syllabus development and preparation requirements
  • Laptop or tablet computers
  • Lessons, materials or websites to share
  • Highlights
  • Post-it notes