Spanish Language and Culture

AP 560.400 | In-Person | Maureen Burke

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This in-person course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success. Specifically, during this online AP Spanish Language and Culture APSI, participants explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help them plan and focus instruction—and give them feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. Participants also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give them immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that their students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, participants gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank.

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Maureen Burke

Maureen Burke

Maureen Burke has been a Spanish teacher in the World Languages Department at Dulaney High school in Baltimore County, MD for 23 years. Prior to that, Maureen taught Spanish at LaLiberte Junior High in Raynham, MA for 4 years. Maureen has also worked as an adjunct professor at CCBC in Essex, MD since 2018. Maureen has taught AP Spanish Language and Culture for 18 years, has served as an AP Spanish Language exam Reader and Table Leader for 16 years. Maureen has been an AP Spanish workshop presenter in Baltimore County Public schools for 16 years and has recently completed her training to be an AP Spanish consultant for the College Board. In addition to teaching AP Spanish, Maureen has taught all levels of Spanish from grades 7-12 as well as Spanish 101 at the community college level. Maureen holds a B.A. in History and Spanish from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA and an M.A. in Education from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. She has also completed 33 graduate credits at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.