AP® Biology Experienced
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

This workshop is intended for those teachers who have been teaching an Advanced Placement® Biology Course. It will focus on new laboratory techniques.  These include use of the graphing calculators and probes.   In the area of biotechnology, teachers will amplify their own DNA using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

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  • Carol Leibl, National Math & Science Initiative, Dallas,TX
  • Robert Dennison, Retired, Houston, TX

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    AP® Biology
    July 24 - 27, 2017
    James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

This workshop is intended for those teachers beginning an Advanced Placement® Biology Course. This week long institute is designed to give the participants hands on experience in many of the 12 suggested wet labs. It will focus on appropriate curriculum and laboratory exercises for an AP® class. Topics such as text books, grading, pacing, and exam preparation will be addressed. Lab tips, teaching strategies, demonstrations and scheduling suggestions are given in an effort to better prepare teachers who have little or no experience teaching the AP® Biology course.

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Pre-AP™ Biology (HS)
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

This This course will emphasize labs and activities appropriate for the Pre-AP™ Biology classroom and provide participants with an opportunity to become familiar with biotechnology techniques and the use of probe ware/computers in the classroom. Teachers will have the unique opportunity to participate in field studies and cross-curricular activities. Participants will also examine ways to differentiate instruction between Pre-AP™ and regular biology course work as well as ways to vertically align Pre-AP™ skills for the needs of AP®.

Participants of the Pre-AP Biology summer institute will be introduced to a scope and sequence, resources, labs, labs that improve on scientific writing skills, use of the graphing calculator/LabQuest, and a review of the 2010 AP Biology Exam. Sharing of ideas concerning content, lab procedures, and use of technology will be given to help set the foundation for preparing students for AP Biology.

What participants should bring:

  • Lab coat
  • Googles
  • Calculator (TI-83 or 84)
  • Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes for field studies

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