AP® Biology

This four-day workshop allows teachers to become familiar with the AP Biology Curriculum Framework, the re-designed AP Biology Exam and the exam grading process. Participants will gain firsthand experience in the set up and delivery of many of the recommended labs that support the revised curriculum. In addition to these laboratory activities, instructional strategies for presenting and assessing the curriculum will also be addressed.

The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with:

  • Examine Free-Response Question prompts and scoring guidelines.
  • Analyze content delivery tools and pedagogy for the AP Biology curriculum.
  • Evaluate inquiry lab protocols and develop experiments that fit into individual participant’s courses and budgets.
  • Determine methods for student recruitment and retention

Participants should bring the following:

  • Flash drive
  • Laptop and/or tablet
  • Writing Utensils
  • Calculator


Karen Davis Karen Davis has been an AP Biology teacher for more than 20 of her 35 years in education, most recently at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas.  She taught in El Paso for 20 years and worked 1 year at Region 19 in El Paso with the Mathematics and Science Partnership.  She collaborated with the rural school science teachers around El Paso to provide professional development opportunities within the context of the classroom.  She has been a member of Comal ISD’s Teacher Leadership Collaborative, helping to provide quality professional development to the teachers in the district.  She h