New curriculum, new labs, new exam, oh my! There are many differences between the AP Biology course being taught now and what is expected in the future. The new Curriculum Framework, along with a new lab manual and exam, is something all AP Biology teachers should be prepared for. Participants will explore the revised AP Biology course and become familiar with the four Big Ideas, the Enduring Understandings, the Learning objectives, and the Science Practices. Participants will learn how to modify their existing classroom activities and labs in order to extend student knowledge so that students gain a deeper conceptual understanding of biology through inquiry-based rather than teacher-centered learning. Sample syllabi will be shared and time will be allotted to work on the audit process. In addition, participants will review sample questions on the new AP exam and learn how to make changes to their own tests and assignments. We will perform as many of the suggested labs in the new lab manual as possible within our limited timeframe, but discussions on planning how to implement those labs that require extended time will occur throughout the week. Graduate credit is available. All participants are expected to bring a calculator, a notebook, and enough copies of their favorite Biology activity or lab to share with others. If currently teaching APB, bring a copy of the textbook used.
|Dates:||June 25-29, 2012 Check for other dates|
|Meets:||M, Tu, W, Th & F : 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Location:||Franklin Science Center 134|
|Fee:||Registration Fee: $850.00|
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
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