APSI: Pre-AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers

For grade levels: Middle and High School Students.

Pre-AP Spanish course is an activity-based approach which will provide participants with practical strategies, materials and recommendations for developing and maintaining a successful program which is designed to prepare students for AP Spanish.

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Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42287 Angela McCollum On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017

INSTRUCTOR: Angela McCollum
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
START DATE: July 25, 2017

Instructor: Angela McCollum

Lead Consultant

Angela McCollum teaches Pre-AP Spanish 3H and Spanish Language 4AP and Spanish Literature 5AP at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She has a BA in Spanish from Florida State University and a MA in Education Administration from Texas Woman's University. She studied at the Yale College Teacher Preparation Program PIER-Latin American Studies at Yale University and Austin College Foreign Language Technology and Immersion Program in Texas. She received a fellowship to the College Board Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is selected as Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women. Ms. McCollum has served on state and local textbook panels for Spanish. In addition to teaching the aforementioned subjects, she has taught Spanish I and II as well as Spanish for Heritage speakers I-IV. She has also served as a reader for the AP Spanish Language exam.

Term: Spring/Summer 2017

Start Date: July 25, 2017

End Date: July 28, 2017

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

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $549.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

This workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • An overview of the AP Spanish Language and Literature Exams.
  • Presentation of materials and online resources.
  • Tips for vertical and horizontal alignment for Pre-AP Spanish.
  • Strategies and activities for increasing student proficiency in the four language skills.
  • Ideas and materials for integrating technology, art, music, culture and literature.
  • Participant sharing session of activities, assessment, projects, and ideas.

Topics will include the following:

  • 30 copies of a favorite project, tape, music, video, assessment, professional/student organizations, tests, online resources or any other successful activity to share with other participants.
  • Post-it notes, note paper, note taking supplies.
  • Read the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez prior to the institute and bring your copy of the novel to the institute.
  • English version: ISBN 10-100452274426
  • Spanish version: ISBN 10978-0452286867
  • A copy of your syllabus or the syllabus you are currently using
  • A piece (or pieces) of fiction with which you are interested in constructing  meaningful lessons
  • Sticky Notes