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PHOENIX DESERT AP® SUMMER INSTITUTE
AP® SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE

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Sandra Maciel Franco, retired Spanish teacher and Modern Languages Department Chair at University High School in Tucson, Arizona, has taught for more than 30 years. She taught Migrant Education and French at the elementary level, and Spanish language and literature at the high school and college level. She taught AP® Spanish Language for 21 years and AP* Spanish Literature for 18 years. She earned a BS in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University, with a major in Spanish and a minor in French; and a MA in Spanish Literature from Brigham Young University.

Her teaching position at the high school level included membership in the University High School Site-based Organization and Instructional Council, and the North Central Accreditation Committee. She also served as the National Spanish Exam Coordinator for the Tucson area. She is currently a Consultant for the College Board. 

She received the Scarlet and Gray Certificate of Commendation in 1998-99, Who's Who Among American Teachers in 1999, One of the Best Foreign Language Teachers award at the 2002 University of Arizona Second Language Teacher's Symposium, the National Society of High School Scholars’ Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004, and “Exemplary AP® Teacher” from the College Board in 2006.

Sandra Franco
Consultant
sandrafranco@hotmail.com

Spanish Language & Culture 
This workshop will cover the five-part structure of the AP® Spanish Language & Culture exam…listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture. We will discuss class curriculum and strategies, as well as the school support needed in order to create and maintain a strong AP® Spanish program. Successful strategies and teaching methods for different types of students (native speakers, non-native speakers, large or small classes) will be addressed, as well as those student skills that need to be reinforced on a regular basis. Time will be devoted to analyzing and reviewing sample texts, using authentic and audio-visual resources, creative strategies and techniques, and the new AP® Spanish Language and Culture course and exam.
Participants will be asked to actively participate and share best practices with the entire group. Participants should bring one successful activity/lesson to share with the rest of the group, and a pencil(s) for a class activity. 
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4 Day AP® Spanish Language & Culture Syllabus

Day 1
..........Benefits of an AP® Program and How to Develop an AP* Program
..........Organizing an AP® Spanish Language & Culture Class
..........Strategies for Teaching AP® Spanish Language & Culture
..........Description of the AP® Spanish Language & Culture Exam, Changes and What's New
..........Syllabus for AP® Spanish Language & Culture, Lesson Plans, Research Projects, and Internet Exercises
..........Reading Strategies
..........How to Teach Reading and Vocabulary

Day 2
..........Reading Strategies Con’t
……..How to Use the Internet for Reading Comprehension
..........Writing, Composition, and Grammar Ideas and Strategies
..........Interactive Writing Activities 
..........Ideas for Writing an Excellent Composition

Day 3
..........Writing Strategies Con’t
..........Speaking Strategies
..........How to Incorporate Grammar into Speaking Assignments
..........The Use of Drawings, Videos, and Games to Practice Speaking
……..Using the Internet for Speaking Practice
..........The Use of Music and Videos in the Classroom

Day 4
..........Listening Comprehension Strategies 
……..How to Make the Most of Internet Sites for Listening Comprehension
........ Analysis of AP® Spanish Language Exams, Review and discussion of test samples
..........Sharing of methods, strategies, and techniques


Class Preparation: Please bring the titles of textbooks and supplementary materials used in class, a lesson or activity that has worked well for you, and a pencil(s) for a class activity.