APSI: AP Spanish Language and Culture for New Teachers, Week 2

This summer institute is designed to familiarize newer AP teachers with the AP Spanish Language and Culture course and exam.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

The workshop will provide sample units, lessons and materials that relate to the 6 AP Language Thematic Units.  Participants will learn and practice how the exam is scored.  They will also leave with a plethora of ideas and strategies to successfully teach the course.  Teachers will be encouraged to participate and share best practices with the entire group on a daily basis.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42785 Brian Scott On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Instructor: Brian Scott

Lead Consultant

Brian Scott has a BA & MA in Spanish Language & Literature from Northern Illinois University.  He has taught all levels but currently teaches Spanish 3 and AP Spanish Language & Culture at Huntley High School in Huntley, IL. This is his 13th year teaching AP Spanish Language & Culture.

He has recently presented at the 2017 Central States Language Conference, the College Board AP 2014 Annual Conference, the 2014 ACTFL National Convention with Ken Stewart, and the 2013 AP Reading for Spanish Language & Culture.

He is the author of one of four Course Planning & Pacing Guides that is published on the AP Central website for Spanish Language & Culture. He has been attending the AP Reading for Spanish Language & Culture for nine years.  The first two were as an AP Reader and since then has been a Table Leader. He was a contributor/reviewer for Vista Higher Learning’s AP Spanish Temas textbook and their AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam workbook. 

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 24, 2018

End Date: July 27, 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

  • Current trends in world language instruction
  • What happens at the AP Reading
  • How to directly prepare students for the AP exam
  • How to prepare students for AP exam without them knowing it
  • How to create your own performance assessments
  • Thematic unit design
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