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Welcome the the AP Biology Curriculum change workshop for Wake County Public Schools of North Carolina.  Here we will explore the various facets of the new AP Bio curriculum, as well as share our most effective teaching strategies and resources!

Agenda
  • 7:45-8:00    Registration
  • 8:00-9:00   The New Curriculum and Assessment
    • (15 min) Curriculum Run-Through 
    • (10 min) Learning Objectives Activity, p. 4
    • (20 min) Unit Dissection and Big Idea Incorporation Activity and Discussion, p. 2
    • (10 min) Assessment Activity and Discussion, p. 46
    • (5 min) Break
  • 9:00-11:30   Inquiry and Labs
    • (10 min) The Science Practices, Inquiry, and Lab Requirements
    • (10 min) Science Practices Activity and Discussion, p. 8
    • (15 min) Inquiry Cubes Activity
    • (20 min) Genetics Spreadsheet Modeling Lab
    • (15 min) BLAST Lab - updated website
    • (15 min) Lab Assessment Activity and Discussion, p. 65
      • LabWrite and Grading Rubrics
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch offsite (you choose)
  • 12:30-1:00   Revamping the Dirty Dozen and Using your old materials
    • Wards and Carolina Biological Kits
  • 1:00-2:30     The New Test
    • (10 min) Test Format, Materials and Rules
    • (20 min) MC review and Reflection, p. 31
    • (20 min) Grid-in Practice Questions and Reflection, p. 33
    • (10 min) FRQs discussion
    • (5 min) Break
  • 2:30-3:30    Resource Sharing
    • Electronic Portfolios, Virtual Lab Notebooks, Virtual Labs, Online Problem Sets, Interactives, Case Studies
    • Virtual Connections
    • Teacher Websites, Foglia Vault
    • Shared Google Collection
  • 3:30-4:00    Closing and information exchange
    • G+ Group and Twitter List?
    • Edmodo

AP Bio Workshop 10-31-12



DISCLAIMER: Abbey Wood is a current AP Biology Teacher who has attended the most recent Summer Institute.  She has not been officially trained by the College Board.  She is muddling through this curriculum change with everyone else.  This is her best effort at helping her colleagues.