This in-service course AP Biology institute will explore all aspects of the Curriculum Framework (the four "Big Ideas", the seven "Science Practices", "Learning Objectives", etc.), how to set up your course, how to run inquiry-based labs, and how to prepare students for the examination. 

Participants will get hands-on experience with the inquiry-based labs found in the new lab manual. We will also discuss ways to modify your existing lab program to fit the AP Science Practice Standards. Participants will be instructed in the exam design. Other topics include the audit and reviewing resource materials for this course. 

In an effort to have participants better prepared for the coming year each participant will begin the development of a syllabus appropriate to their school's calendar and create a course unit including a new inquiry-based lab or a modified existing lab.

Participants will need to bring their 2017-2018 school calendar, as well as one of their best Biology activities (favorite lab, demonstration, etc.) to share with the others.

July 9-12, 2018
Course number: EDU 524 section:
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rockville Centre Campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
Tuition and fees: Graduate $900 or in-service: $795.

Instructor: Richard Kurtz has been a science educator on Long Island, New York for the past 27 years. He has trained and prepared teachers to teach the AP Biology course as a College Board consultant in the United States and Canada. His workshops encompass the entire AP Biology curriculum, including course organization, pacing, and laboratory design in a collegial and co-operative atmosphere. Richard has had extensive experience working with teachers and students in developing hands-on science activities in biology and science research. He is a teacher at Commack High School on Long Island, New York. Richard will be teaching both sections of the institute.

Application & Registration Instructions
The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $795 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.

You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.

The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.
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