Quantitative Inquiry in AP Biology

January 3 – 5, 2013   in Knoxville, TN

A BioQUEST Workshop at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville

AP Biology: A New Framework

AP Biology revisions focus on a student centered inquiry approach to biology education emphasizing four major biological concepts:  evolution, energy flow, information flow, and biological systems.  The proposed shift from 13 guided labs to 8 inquiry labs will impact expectations of both teachers and students. Join us as we explore some of these curriculum changes with quantitative resources useful for implementing the new framework in your class.  Take the opportunity to explore a new AP lab investigation with us, revise one of your favorite labs to meet new requirements, and participate in an active discussion about how the framework changes lab expectations and explorations.

The workshop will be led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a 25-year biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula. NIMBioS is co-sponsoring the workshop and will co-present.  In addition to a College Board consultant who will be sharing strategies and resources on preparing for the AP Biology changes, presenters include Claudia Neuhauser, Vice Chancellor at the University of Minnesota Rochester and author of Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Kristin Jenkins, evolution education specialist with the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Ethel Stanley, co-author of the Biological Inquiry: a Workbook of Investigative Cases and Stacey Kiser, incoming President of National Association of Biology Teachers.

Dates: January 3-5, 2013

Cost: NIMBioS is offering a number of awards including lodging to reduce costs for AP teachers. Total registration, meals, and materials from College Board is $100. (Payable to BioQUEST upon acceptance)

Location: NIMBioS, Claxton Bldg., on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Workshop co-sponsors: BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and NIMBioS

New Application Deadline:  November 30, 2012

Apply by clicking this link

Participation in the workshop is by application only. Individuals with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply. If needed, support for lodging is available for workshop attendees. Limited to 24 participants. (Note: We plan to reserve a few positions for new AP Biology teachers.)

If you have any further questions, please contact:  Ethel Stanley

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