Day 1

  1. Ice-Breaker
  2. Introductions
  3. APSI overview
  4. Equity and Access
  5. Exam overview and simulation
  6. Lunch break
  7. Team Building Activity
  8. Scoring the AP German Language and Culture Exam
  9. Teaching tips
  10. Closure activity and homework

Day 2

  1. Warm-up activity
  2. AP Community, resources on AP Central and other sources
  3. Listening activities, pre-AP and AP level
  4. Speaking strategies and Socratic Seminar
  5. Lunch break
  6. Performance assessment
  7. Continue with activities presentation that incorporate the 6 AP themes
  8. Participants create free response activities for the 6 themes
  9. Participants share their ideas

Day 3

  1. Warm-up
  2. Reading strategies
  3. Wortschatz development
  4. Writing strategies
  5. Texterörterung = persuasive essay
  6. Explore the "Common Core Crosswalk"
  7. Lunch break
  8. 21st Century Skills
  9. Use of technology
  10. Unit development and assessment strategies
  11. Syllabi development and pacing guides
  12. Group or individual work time
  13. Closure activity

Day 4 and 5

  1. Warm-up
  2. Incorporating culture in language instruction, sample units
  3. Differentiation
  4. Participants share own ideas and unit plans (created on Day 3)
  5. Lunch break
  6. Rigor and relevance
  7. Sharing and presenting own ideas and unit plans
  8. General Q&A, evaluations, wrap-up


  • Warm-up activities to get acquainted with each other and re-focus after breaks
  • Overview the exam and getting acquainted with the format
  • Focus on teaching tips and assessment strategies
  • Review of materials available on AP Central and the AP Community
  • Review of curriculum framework
  • Reveal audit expectations
  • Discuss how to use the themes and authentic materials
  • Discuss what resources are appropriate and expected
  • Practice how to effectively design units in order to prepare students for the exam and university courses