Summer 2: July 5- August 12 (ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS)
The study of the Hispanic short story represents a fundamental aspect of the curriculum of any Spanish class. Reading and interpreting literature (prose) can present a challenge students at any level. In this course, participants will read and analyze short stories of the Spanish-speaking world across different historical periods, literary movements, and themes. In addition, this course will offer participants strategies and techniques for teaching the short story to students in the Pre-Advanced Placement classroom and in the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture and Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture classrooms. Special attention will be given to the literary analysis using literary figures as a way to explicate different themes in the works. Course participants will review the curricular underpinnings of the Advanced Placement course frameworks and gain a solid understanding as to how the short story allows enables writers to present the social and political issues of their time while developing their creative genius. Conducted in Spanish by Dr. Michael Orlando with some readings in English.
Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.
Not sure which credit option to choose? Credit options are based on district approval. Learn more about each credit option here.
- 60 Professional Development Points: $540
- 3 Graduate Credits:
- PEDD 9129 University of the Pacific: $875
- CLDE 591 SPAN 506 Colorado State University Pueblo: $900
- PDLL 528ID Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $955
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) $1050
About the Instructor
Michael Orlando Jr., ED.D., Director of Academic Affairs, World Language Methodology & Spanish Instructor. Read more about Michael on Our Team page!
What participants are saying about this course
"This course was appropriately challenging and prompted me to reflect on the rigor in my teaching. Thank you!"
"I really enjoyed this class and found it to be the most intellectually challenging of any graduate courses I’ve taken. I really appreciated how much sharing between peers there was and the professor’s weekly audio summary of our key topics."