Spanish Literature and Culture

This Institute has been canceled due to low enrollment.

The AP* Spanish Literature Exam changed 2013 to include culture.  This course will emphasize preparation for the new exam.  The reading list has been shortened, although about 15 percent of the readings are new to the course.  There are now 38 titles, with more emphasis on contextual analysis:  literary, cultural, and socio-cultural.

We will discuss how to incorporate more media into the study of literature, and how to integrate specific literary terms from the new Curriculum Framework. The new course is organized around six themes, which must be addressed in the new syllabus which each teacher must create.  Elizabeth Sherman is an experienced AP consultant who will work with participants throughout the week to prepare the new syllabi so that they are ready for authorization. The course will also focus on activities to foster opportunities to write analytical essays with language appropriate for literary analysis.  Activities will be based on the understanding of literary and cultural texts.

Instructor: Elizabeth T. Corrado Sherman is a graduate of Bucknell and Fordham Universities and did postgraduate studies in Spanish Literature at the University of Connecticut. She taught for several years as a teacher of Spanish grades 7-12 in parochial, private and public schools. She has also worked as an adjunct at local colleges and community colleges.

Sherman continues to work for the Advanced Placement Spanish Program of the College Board where she has served in many capacities: reader of the examinations, table leader (supervisor of other readers), and member of the test development committee. She presents College Board authorized full-day as well as week-long workshops for teachers of Advanced Placement at sites such as the Taft Educational Center in Watertown, CT. She has also presented at Advanced Placement regional and national conferences. Currently Mrs. teaches Advanced Placement Spanish Literature as well as other levels of Spanish at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx.

August 8-11; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Canceled due to low enrollment
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Course Number: EDU 524 section: TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $795

Application & Registration Instructions

The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $795 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.

You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.

The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.

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