Biology

This institute is designed for those who will be teaching AP Biology for the first time or teachers desiring refresher training. The Advanced Placement Biology institute is an intensive five day laboratory program designed to provide teachers with the basic tools needed to create a successful program at their schools.

The institute will focus on the new AP Biology course to ensure that participants understand the curriculum framework and the new exam format. Participants will share ideas for improving student achievement and receive suggestions on developing a syllabus for the new course, including details regarding the audit process. In addition, significant time will be spent on the different models of inquiry, how to incorporate inquiry into the AP Biology classroom, and suggestions for transforming traditional labs to inquiry labs.

Participants will receive instruction on all 13 of the AP Biology inquiry-based labs and will conduct all or parts of 11 of the labs. Instructional design and assessment, textbook selection, equipment requirements, and ordering information will also be shared. Participants will also receive College Board manuals, textbooks, and resource catalogs.