Dr. Brian Kennelly

    • College Board endorsed consultant for AP French Language and Culture 
    • This session is offered in Event 1: June 21-24 Tuesday through Friday

Meet your APSI Consultant for AP French Language and Culture

Brian G. Kennelly, Cal Poly professor in the World Languages and Cultures Department was named the 2015-16 chief reader designate by the College Board to oversee the French Language and Culture Advanced Placement exams. After his interim role as chief reader designate, Kennelly began a four-year term as chief reader in July 2016 with responsibilities to oversee the scoring of the Advanced Placement French Language and Culture examinations and preparation related publications and training materials. He also served with fellow experts on the AP French Language and Culture Development Committee, tasked with setting the course description and exam for AP French Language and Culture.

Kennelly has worked with the Advancement Placement program in various capacities since 1997. At the 2014 AP Annual Conference, he was selected to represent World Languages and Cultures at the plenary session College Professors Reveal the Inner Workings of AP Exam Questions.

Kennelly has taught at Cal Poly since 2006. He teaches all course levels of French language, literature and culture and courses in the Humanities Program. He earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in French from UC Davis, the University of Virginia, and New York University, respectively. He has published extensively on the subject of contemporary French literature, South African literature and on technology in teaching and research.

APSI Course Description and Agenda for AP French Language & Culture   More details will be forthcoming.  But this should give you a rough idea of what we will likely cover.

2022 APSI
Brian Kennelly
Working Schedule (subject to change)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Will include both synchronous and asynchronous activities

• Introductions & Needs
• AP Central
• Brief overview of AP French Language and Culture Course and Exam
• Walkthrough of AP French Language and Culture Course and Exam Description
• Review Course and Exam Description
• Connections to curricular requirements
• Course Pacing Guides
• AP French Language and Culture Syllabus Review
• Course Audit
• AP-Ready Textbooks
• Other Resources
• Curriculum Modules
• AP French Language and Culture Teacher Community
• Diversity & Inclusion and Equity & Access
• In-Depth Review of AP French Language and Culture Exam
• AP French Language and Culture Exam Review (continued)
• Review of Scoring Guidelines for Free-Response Section
• Review of Benchmarks for 2022 Exam
• Review of what needs to be in a unit: theme/context/essential questions/resources/targeted skills/activities/assessments
• Strategies and Pedagogical Tools
• Test-preparation strategies
• AP Classroom & AP Daily
• Youtube for AP Student
• Youtube for AP Educators
• Discussion and peer-review of planned units
• Progress Dashboard data in AP Classroom
• Instructional Planning Report
• Student progress dashboard

Presenter:  Brian Kennelly