Participants will understand the proficiency levels students need for success on the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam, and gain tools to guide their students’ growth in language proficiency and intercultural knowledge and skills at each stage in the path to proficiency. We will all share our successful strategies, and participants will team up to develop sample units of instruction incorporating clear learning targets in all the communication modes. Teachers will leave with shared units, sample activities and adaptable tools to use in their classrooms in the fall.
Topics will include the following:
Understanding proficiency goals in the vertical team
How the AP Exam assesses proficiency
External and Classroom Proficiency Assessment
Formative and Summative Assessment for Proficiency
The 90% Goal: Strategies for Staying in the Target Language
Scaffolding the AP Skills and Learning Objec