AP® Biology Experienced
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).
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.
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
What participants should bring:
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