Italian Language and Literature K-12 teacher

How to build an effective AP* Italian Course – Corrected times!

Organized and co-sponsored by

Presented by Roberta Pennasilico, Italian Instructor at Naples Middle High School – DODEA

This series of webinars will focus on practical suggestions on How to build an effective AP* course and is designed to introduce new AP* Italian teachers to the course and to provide experienced teachers with new guidelines and ideas to help students be successful in their AP* course and exam. The course also aims to provide useful information to those who want to activate a new AP* Italian Course. Even though the examples of lessons are in Italian, the general presentations will be in English. The objective is thus to suggest general effective strategies to teach the AP*
program through engaging lesson plans, technological resources for appealing activities, original lessons, authentic material, useful self-evaluation rubrics, and more.
Each webinar lasts about 90 minutes and includes practical examples of activities. You may attend as many webinars as you like; when you register, you will receive an invitation to join the meeting. The dates and the topics for each webinar are as follow:
1: February 29, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm EST (8.00 – 10.30 am PST)
2: March 14, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm EST
3: March 21, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm EST
4: April 4, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm EST
5: April 18, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm EST

Registration is Free. Teachers can enroll for as many webinars they choose. They will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
⇒ Please, click the link and fill in the Registration form
Registration Deadline: a week before each webinar’s date 

After registering, you will receive an invitation and the instructions to join the meeting a few days before the webinar starts.

Technical requirements
A computer with audio (a webcam is optional) and a connection to the Internet.

The instructor
 Roberta Pennasilico has been teaching Italian Culture and Language -levels II through Advanced Placement*- at Naples Middle High School since 1991. Ms. Pennasilico is a member of AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), has been a member of the Advanced Placement* Exam Planning Committee and has been an AP* reader in 2016-2019. She designs original lessons for AP* and for lower levels on regular basis and is always willing to share them with colleagues at the end of the sessions that she presents, through the College Board Teacher Community and on USspeaksItalian.
Ms. Pennasilico has a vast experience presenting workshops in Italian pedagogy. She presented in several teachers’ trainings and conventions (at her own school, at College Board Advanced Placement Convention, AP Summer Institute and at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). She really enjoys sharing her ideas, energy, lessons and techniques with her colleagues around the world. Please visit this website link to view some of the sessions and workshops Ms. Pennasilico presented and the related topics.


Phone: (212) 642-2094
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, NY 10036

The organization of the webinar series has been possible thanks to a grant from the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) cap. 2619/3

AP* is a trademark registered by the College Board. The College Board is not involved in the organization of the Webinars