APSI Biology

Dates: August 6-10, 2018

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Science and Technology Building TBD

Full program cost: $645.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

The AP Biology Summer Institute aims to give teachers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill in teaching the Curriculum Framework.  Participants will discuss, research, and share ideas on topics including course organization, incorporation of inquiry and statistical analysis to class room activities and labs, use of models to explain biological processes, development of students’ written responses, use of formative and summative assessments, and exam preparation.  A student-centered approach to teaching AP Biology will be emphasized and a variety of materials and resources to support the implementation of the curriculum framework within the classroom will be shared.  As participants explore the big ideas and science practices through hands-on activities and labs, tips on how to successfully set-up, conduct, and evaluate them will be included.

Participants should bring a laptop, a copy of his or her school calendar for 2018-2019, and two items to share at the institute: 1) an inquiry lab/activity and 2) a non-inquiry activity that one has (or might have) AP students do.  We will discuss these labs and activities as we review the curriculum framework for AP Biology and share these with one another.  Therefore, bring a paper copy of these two labs/activities, but also have them available electronically.

We will be using google drive to share course materials.  Participants will be receiving from me a separate email invitation to that folder closer to the start date for the workshop.

Through the sharing of best instructional practices and collaborative lesson modification and development, participants will leave the session with classroom-ready materials.

Friday class will end at noon.

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. 
Full payment is due by July 31, 2018.

Scholarship recipients do not need to pay the deposit but must forward a copy of their award email to jsmit101@uncfsu.edu before the registration will be validated.


Fee: $645.00

Science and Technology Building TBD

Date Day Time Location
08/06/2018Monday8 AM to 4 PM Science and Technology Building TBD
08/07/2018Tuesday8 AM to 4 PM Science and Technology Building TBD
08/08/2018Wednesday8 AM to 4 PM Science and Technology Building TBD
08/09/2018Thursday8 AM to 4 PM Science and Technology Building TBD
08/10/2018Friday8 AM to 4 PM Science and Technology Building TBD


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