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A College Board consultant since 1997, Cheryl Ann Hollinger has led local, regional, national, and international AP workshops on 4 continents. She has led Summer Institutes for over a decade. She was a consultant trainer during the AP Biology course redesign and has mentored 7 new consultants. Cheryl is also a NMSI consultant, an HHMI Ambassador, and a member of the NABT/BSCS/HHMI Region IX AP Biology Teacher Academy leadership team.
Cheryl taught high school biology for26 years, teaching AP Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology for over 20 years. She also taught biology at the college level. She is a member of NABT and NSTA. At the present time, she is an adjunct faculty member for 2 universities in Portland, Oregon.
Cheryl has been recognized for teaching excellence, including the NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (Pennsylvania), Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (state finalist), and the Siemens Award for Excellence in Advanced Placement Science Teaching. In 2011, she was the first recipient of the Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award. Traveling, reading, hiking, and camping are some of her favorite things to do in her spare time.
Whether you are new to teaching AP Biology or someone who has taught the course for years, there is something for everyone at this Advanced Placement Summer Institute!
We will review the Curriculum Framework and use the Science Practices. We will discuss (and do some of) the labs in the Lab Manual. You will learn how to prepare and conduct at least two of the labs for each of the four Big Ideas. We will also do some alternatives to those labs.
Best teaching practices to help students succeed on the AP Exam and results on the FRQs of the 2018 exam will be included each day. If time allows, we will have a mini “mock reading”. We will review pacing guides, sample syllabi, textbooks, and how to navigate the AP Central website, including the course audit portal. You will have the opportunity to share ideas and work together on preparing a course audit syllabus.
You will learn how to effectively use existing resources to implement the curriculum framework and labs into your course on a variety of budgets. CER (Claims, Evidence, Reasoning) and ADI (Argument-Driven Inquiry) activities and resources will also be discussed and shared.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a laptop, an electronic copy of an inquiry-based laboratory or classroom activity/resource to share (It does not have to be AP-level), an Instructional Planning Report (APIPR) from a previous school year (if you have one), and a willingness to share effective teaching practices/activities with your peers.