This year’s summer institute will concentrate on the revised AP Biology Curriculum Framework.
The class will review:
- Enduring Understandings
- Essential Knowledge and Science Practices
- How these components apply to the learning objectives.
The use of Learning Objectives in guiding question development will be explained. How the new questions are written will be addressed. Time will be spent on developing questions to help our students develop analytical skills. We will use the AP Biology Lab Manual with its emphasis on moving toward inquiry-based labs. Participants will enjoy the whole experience of lab prep and analysis of labs that fall under the Four Big Ideas. Alternatives to labs in the AP Lab Manual will be discussed and made available for participants to try. We will also discuss ways to modify and adapt your existing labs to inquiry-based methods. Student sample presentations will be available for viewing.
We are currently planning AP Summer Institute 2014!