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.

Participants should bring the following:

All participants will need to bring a lap top.  Most participant materials will be digital. 

  • Tablet Device
  • Electronic copy of a favorite activity
  • Flash drive

Course Outline (Subject to Change):

Monday 

8:00-8:30 

9:00-10:00 

10:00-11:00 

Introductions 

Math, Statistics and AP Biology Artificial Selection 

12:00-1:00 

Lunch 

12:45-1:45 

Setting up the Transpiration Lab 

1:45-2:25 

Setting up Productivity Lab 

2:25-3:00 

College Board Teacher Web site 

3:00-5:00 

Course and Exam Description Binder 

Tuesday 

8:00-9:00 

DNA fingerprinting 

9:00-11:00 

Transformation Lab 

11:00-12:00 

Setting up Your Classroom 

12:00-1:00 

Lunch 

1:00-2:00 

Harris Hawk’s Lab 

2:00-3:00 

Using Semi-log Paper 

3:00-5:00 

Developing a Curriculum for Selected Unit Part I 

Wednesday 

8:00-9:00 

Photosynthesis Lab 

9:00-11:00 

Osmosis Lab 

11:00-12:00 

Cell Respiration Lab 

12:00-1:00 

1:00-3:00 

Lunch 

Evolution Computer Lab 

3:00-5:00 

Developing a Curriculum for Selected Unit Part II 

Thursday 

8:00-10:00 

Behavior Lab 

Instructor

Carol Leibl Carol Leibl