The modified AP Biology Framework presents a new challenge to both veteran AP Biology teachers and those new to the course. College Board has finalized their curriculum redesign for AP Biology, which was implemented in the 2012 – 2013 academic year. My goal is to provide all teachers with an understanding of the changes in the curriculum, the changes to the new national test format and provide an opportunity to conduct the inquiry-based changes to the laboratory component. All AP Biology teachers will also have to submit a new audit to show their adoption of the new Framework. We will spend much of our time in the APSI going over the new Curriculum Framework and learning how to adapt your past AP Biology class to the new framework. I firmly believe the redesign represents a more authentic view of science as practiced in the real-world. It won’t be so much a matter of learning new things as learning to do many of the things you have done in the past a little differently.
We are currently planning AP Summer Institute 2014!