Meet your consultant for AP Spanish Language and Culture: Jorge España

This session as offered during Event 3 June 24-27, 2024.

This session is also offered during Event 2 June 18-21, 2024 Tuesday through Friday

Jorge España has been a teacher 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 Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture at West Aurora High School. Jorge led the implementation of the AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture curriculum at his current school.

Jorge has also served as a Reader and Table Leader at the AP Spanish Language and Culture reading in Cincinnati since 2008. He is co-chair of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Development Committee. Jorge is a College Board Consultant for AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture and Equity and Access. He has served as the Lead Consultant for AP Spanish Literature and Culture since 2020.

Jorge earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Aurora University and his Master’s Degree in Spanish from Roosevelt University.

This workshop is aimed to support teachers of AP Spanish Language and Culture. Throughout the course, teachers will review and advance skills and knowledge in order to create an approved syllabus, complete the AP Course Audit, and develop course curriculum, instructional activities, and assessments that prepare students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. Workshop participants will layer interpersonal, interpretive, presentational modes of communication and task models through the lens of the AP themes and skills, helping students to examine the diverse products, practices, and perspectives found throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Participants are expected to participate actively during the workshop; full workshop attendance is required.

By attending this APSI, you will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; AP Classroom and Engage as a Member of the AP Community.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review the Course Exam and Description
  • Assess the Equity and Access statement
  • Examine the course’s Learning Objectives and Achievement Level Descriptors
  • Synthesize the course units, themes, organizing concepts, and essential questions
  • Differentiate between cultural products, practices, and perspectives
  • Select and evaluate supplemental resources
  • Discuss how AP Classroom can be utilized to reinforce topic and skill connections
  • 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
  • Practice interpreting data within the Instructional Planning Report
  • Create a thematic unit/lesson and shared electronically
  • 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 language and culture into the Pre-AP courses
  • Review the syllabus development and preparation requirements

Course: AP Spanish Language and Culture

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