This in-person course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement—all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success. This class is designed both for new AP Environmental teachers with 3 or fewer years experience and for more experienced teachers as well. The intensive four-day course will provide a deep dive into the entire AP Environmental Science (APES) curriculum and examine different paths through the required course content. Each day, important concepts will be discussed and related specifically to APES free-response questions, and participants will perform hands-on laboratories associated with these concepts. The major goal is to expose participants to both content and labs and activities important to teaching a successful APES course. In addition, new AP resources will be discussed. Participants will be expected to spend some time on homework for this Institute, which could include working up lab data, reading lab activities, and, for all teachers, preparing a course syllabus or outline that correlates to the APES course description. Participants are encouraged to share electronic materials/favorite web sites as some class time will be reserved for this purpose. Participants should have their school calendar for the coming year and a scientific calculator of some type available. Participants will be expected to have read and answered the 2022 Free Response Questions before the Institute begins.
M.ED., Rutgers University
The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.
Classes run from 7:30-400 – Instructors will send you an agenda with their class times. Class times may vary depending on the instructor.
Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledge and skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.
Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the “Ask a Question” button. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes AP* Summer Institute office at 302-567-1400.
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