AP Biology Workshop
July 7-11, 2014
This workshop will focus on how to use the new curriculum framework to teach AP Biology. Participants in these two workshops will learn how to provide their students with guided-inquiry labs. This includes conducting some of the new labs, discussing post-lab analysis, and brainstorming on which eight labs participants may choose to use in their classrooms in the upcoming school year. Time will also be spent discussing the course audit and different options for scope and sequence under the new framework. Intended for both new and experienced AP teachers. Maximum capacity 22 in each workshop. (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Ruth Gleicher, M.S. Biology, Advanced Placement Consultant and Reader (Biology), The College Board (10 years); AP Biology teacher, Niles Township West High School and Ida Crown Jewish Academy, IL (18 years). Recipient of the Outstanding New Biology Teacher award from NABT (the National Association of Biology Teachers) in 1997, and of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in 2003 from the same organization. In 2007 Ruth received National Board Certification and is a Master Teacher in the State of Illinois.
John Polka, M.S. Biology, Advanced Placement Consultant (Biology), The College Board; Teacher of Advanced Placement Biology Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL