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AATI Announces AP Italian Language and Culture Webinar Series with the Italian Language Foundation

July 21, 2020

July 28, Aug. 4 & Aug. 11 – AATI is pleased to announce that they are offering an AP Italian Language and Culture webinar series in partnership with the Italian Language Foundation. Led by experienced professionals, these webinars are designed to give you specialized support to develop or refine your AP course. You can use what you learn right away in your classroom to help your students excel in their AP courses.

Program Details:

Webinar 1: AP Meets MADE IN ITALY: Teaching the Four ‘As’ according to AP
July 28th, 2020, from 7–9 p.m. ET.
Presenter: Dr. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder

Thinking about a new didactic unit for your AP course? How about focusing on one of the Four “As” of MADE IN ITALY: abbigliamento, agroalimentare, automotive, arredamento. This two-hour online workshop will 1) explain how you can adopt MADE IN ITALY for the AP Italian curriculum, 2) demonstrate sample didactic units revolving around the Four “As” and how they align with AP standards, 3) provide methods for assessment and 4) offer a brief brainstorming for unique didactic units.
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Webinar 2: AP Meets MADE IN ITALY II: Culture, Innovation, and Business
August 4th, 2020, from 7-9 p.m. ET.
Presenter: Dr. Enza Antenos

In this two-hour online workshop participants will continue developing relevant and rigorous didactic units for your AP course looking at Italian for professional purposes. Italy is a world economic leader as a G7 country. Moreover, Italy and the U.S. have always been close trade and political partners, and there is a strong presence of Italian business in the U.S.
This online workshop will 1) align business Italian with the themes of the AP curriculum; 2) share samples of didactic units on developing intercultural communication in Italian-American business settings, using major global and local industries and companies as models; 3) provide assessments and rubric models; and 4) brainstorm strategies and techniques to create innovative lesson plans.
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Webinar 3: AP Meets Contemporary Italian Culture
August 11th, 2020, from 7-9 p.m. ET.

Presenter: Maria Gloria BorsaIn this two-hour online workshop, participants will explore the theme of Italian contemporary life through the lens of Italian television series, movies, and music events. They will become familiar with authentic resources that can be used to develop lessons for the AP World Language theme of contemporary life.
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After registering, you will be sent an email with the Zoom information you need to access the workshop. All sessions will be recorded and posted for teachers of AP Italian Language and Culture.

Cost: Free for all members of the Italian Language Foundation and the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI).

To join the Italian Language Foundation, please visit their website: www.italianlanguagefoundation.org
To join the AATI, please visit their website: https://aati.uark.edu/aati-membership/