The 2013 French APSI will concentrate completely on the newly redesigned exam and course alignment. Participants will examine the major themes that will drive the French AP curriculum along with the numerous sub-themes. Designing units of instruction will be an important part of the workshop as well as examining sample exam items. Developing a familiarity with the three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive and presentational - will be a key factor in our work.
Another feature of the workshop will be becoming proficient in interpreting achievement-level descriptions that will assist teachers in evaluating student work. We will become familiar with strategies to present various aspects of the target culture, including products (tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions); and perspectives (values, attitudes, assumptions). Time will be spent on integrating authentic materials and technology into our curriculum. We will also discuss the production of the new course audit.
Ed Weiss is the Chair of the World Language Department at Haverford Township School District where he has taught French for 28 years. He has been an AP reader for the past nine years and currently serves as a table leader at the French reading. Ed is a French and World Language consultant for College Board and has presented summer French institutes in Michigan and Delaware. He has also done consultation on French curriculum at various schools in the tri-state area as well as presenting workshops on curriculum development at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign languages.
Use our registration form, and return with the fee to Penn State at least two weeks before the start of the course.
Fax registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment information and can be faxed to 215-881-7317.
You may also register with your credit card by calling 215-881-7400. You will be notified promptly of any cancellations or schedule or program changes. We will confirm your enrollment in the program and provide information on travel, accommodations, final registration, and parking.
All cancellations must be received in writing by mail or fax. Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee for each course that is cancelled will be made for cancellations received fifteen days prior to the first day of the program. Refund requests made after that time will not be honored, and the participant or sponsoring organization will be responsible for the fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute. Note: If you do not cancel, and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. Please note: A $250 late registration fee will be assessed if noncredit status is changed to credit status after July 16, 2013.
The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
This course can also be taken for three graduate credits.