Spanish Language- New
Ken Stewart (BA International Studies and Spanish UNC-Chapel Hill; MA Spanish NC State University) is the 2006 ACTFL National Foreign Language Teacher of Year. He currently teaches Spanish IV and AP Spanish Language and Culture at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he is department chair. Ken has taught middle school through university levels of Spanish. He is the liaison for the dual language program at his school. Ken received his National Board Certification in 2003 and was recertified in 2012. He was an original member of the WLOTE standards committee for the initiation of NBPTS. Ken is a recent member of the ACTFL Board of Directors, he was a member of the SCOLT Board, and the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Ken has been involved for many years with the College Board. He was a commissioner for the AP World Language Course and Exams redesign. Currently, he is a member of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Test Development Committee, a question leader at the AP Reading, and has been a national consultant for over 20 years. He has conducted over 100 AP and pre-AP workshops and summer institutes throughout the US as well as in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Ken is the author of
The Golden Age Art of Spain, Spanish Flip-O-Matic Vocabulary (2004) and
Lazarillo de Tormes; A Kaplan Spanish Language and Culture Vocabulary-building novel (2004),
Spanish I Cliff Notes Quick Reference (2011) and
Mary Glasgow ScholasticMagazines (2012-2013). Previously, Ken was honored as the Central North Carolina Teacher of the Year by the State of NC, Teacher of the Year by the AATSP, Foreign Language Teacher of the Year by FLANC (The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina) and as Regional Teacher of the Year by SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching). He is a frequent presenter at state, regional and national conferences. Ken is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese; he has traveled in 40 countries, most recently studying in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil and in the Heilongjiang province of China. |
Advanced Placement ™ Spanish Language & Culture
This summer institute will familiarize participants with the new AP® Spanish Language and Culture course and examination. Topics include curriculum changes and classroom practices necessary to meet the goals of the exam requirements for 2014, the latest teaching resources, the integration of language skills, using authentic resources, the AP program goals, vertical articulation as well as the AP’s thematic approach and its implications for instruction. Participants will (1) learn strategies to holistically assess their students’ competencies in the target language; (2) create and share communicative activities for integrating all skills using authentic materials; (3) modify existing curricula and methodology to articulate an AP Program in Spanish; (5) begin to prepare for the AP Audit; (4) and examine the students’ performance. Strategies for incorporating literary works from the AP Spanish Literature reading list and themes into the language curriculum as well as how to enhance the teaching of the reading will also be addressed. Participants are invited to bring best practice ideas and activities to share with the group. Bring a flash drive to share electronic resources.
Cherry Creek AP Summer Institute
July 25 - July 28, 2016
Spanish Language - Experienced
Course Syllabus and Agenda
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