The Central Pennsylvania Advanced Placement Academy
June 24-28, 2013,
Monday-Friday 8:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shippensburg , PA 17257
Expand your knowledge of Advanced Placement subjects by attending a one-week summer institute.
Designed for new and "seasoned" AP teachers alike, AP Summer Institutes promote:
innovative teaching methods
current AP exam information
creative ways to educate and encourage advanced students.
$1551 (IN-STATE) and $2226 (OUT-OF-STATE) for Graduate Credit plus $100 for AP materials; $900 for Non-Credit. Registration includes breakfast and afternoon snack and beverages, workshop materials, and t-shirt.
Lodging: $79 a night at Shippen Place Hotel 717-532-4141, mention room block and rate for AP Bio.
Questions please contact:
Dr. Carolyn Callaghan
Register today to see how you can benefit from the networking and idea sharing of an AP Summer Institute.
click here to register for our Non-Credit Option for Act 48
Biology - BIO498-74 - New Biology Curriculum for New & Seasoned Teachers
Instructor: Cherylann Hollinger
Date: June 24 - 28, 2013
Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
New curriculum, new labs, new exam, oh my! There are many differences between the AP Biology course being taught now and what is expected in the future. The new Curriculum Framework, along with a new lab manual and exam, is something all AP Biology teachers should be prepared for. Participants will explore the revised AP Biology course and become familiar with the four Big Ideas, the Enduring Understandings, the Learning objectives, and the Science Practices. Participants will learn how to modify their existing classroom activities and labs in order to extend student knowledge so that students gain a deeper conceptual understanding of biology through inquiry-based rather than teacher-centered learning. Sample syllabi will be shared and time will be allotted to work on the audit process. In addition, participants will review sample questions on the new AP exam and learn how to make changes to their own tests and assignments. We will perform as many of the suggested labs in the new lab manual as possible within our limited timeframe, but discussions on planning how to implement those labs that require extended time will occur throughout the week. Graduate credit is available. All participants are expected to bring a calculator, a notebook, and enough copies of their favorite Biology activity or lab to share with others. If currently teaching APB, bring a copy of the textbook used.
A consultant with the College Board since 1997, Cherylann Hollinger has conducted workshops for other AP teachers at regional, national, and international AP conferences as well as workshops at state and national science conferences. She has been leading AP Biology Summer Institutes for over a decade. In addition, Cheryl is an AP consultant trainer for the College Board and has been an AP Exam Reader for the past 9 years.
Cheryl has been teaching for 25 years and has taught Biology at the both the high school and college level. She currently teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology and Advanced Placement Biology at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania. Cheryl belongs to various professional organizations including NSTA, NABT, PSTA, PSEA, and NEA. She is a Key Leader for Building a Presence for Science in Pennsylvania and a reviewer for The American Biology Teacher and The Science Teacher.
Cheryl has been recognized for teaching excellence several times. The awards include the OBTA, PAEMST (state finalist), Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement Science. Most recently she was honored to receive the first Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award for her dedication to teaching excellence and willingness to help her colleagues, especially new teachers.