Developed for teachers interested in acquiring content and strategies for teaching advanced courses, these seminars will be facilitated by a master teacher and will provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of course content, best practices and instructional strategies.
In this workshop, we will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on specific pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom. We will also identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess and the practical aspects of capturing students’ responses.
Topics will include the following:
+ Activities and assessments that present language in a cultural context.
+ Building students’ proficiencies in the modes of communication.
+ Integration of authentic materials into language instruction.
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.