During this APSI, participants will explore the AP Course and Exam Description, the AP Exam, and the AP Classroom resources that will help plan and focus instruction. Specific attention will be paid to the following AP resources: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, and the AP Teacher Community.
What Will You Learn
- Develop a course pacing guide by unit/topic to incorporate the full scope of AP Chemistry into the school’s academic calendar.
- Examine formative and summative assessment item types to identify and explain how pairings of content and skills are the focus of instruction and also the targets of these assessments.
- Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP exam to samples of student work.
- Identify student strengths and weaknesses using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports.
- Walk away with ready-to-use strategies, activities, and pedagogical tools shared by experienced educators within the AP Community.
How Will You Benefit
- Understanding the Course Framework
- Focusing on building conceptualized understandings and teaching for transfer
- Course framework defines the scope of the course and what students need to know for the AP Chemistry Exam
- Planning the Course
- Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building student understanding
- Considering the needs of all willing and academically prepared students
- Teaching the Course
- Utilizing effective strategies helps develop the course skills and content knowledge
- Creating community within a classroom is essential to building student confidence and fostering progress
Assessing Student Progress and Understanding
- Aligning assessments, instruction, and resources to learning goals and matching to performance standards
- Progressively challenging students to apply their knowledge and skills in different contexts to deepen understanding
- Becoming a Member of the AP Community
- Collaborating to share resources and teaching strategies
- Ensuring that curricular requirements are met to maintain rigor by drafting a syllabus
- Teachers will need to bring a calculator and safety goggles. A laptop is highly recommended.
- They are reminded that open-toe shoes are not permitted in the lab.
- Lab coats/aprons/gloves are optional.
Meet the Instructor
Jordan Rose has taught Chemistry in Lawrence, Kansas, for the past 19 years and has been teaching AP Chemistry for 14 years. She currently serves as co-chair on the district Professional Development Council, is part of the Free State High School Equity Team, and she has been a Reader at the annual AP Chemistry Reading in June since 2015. She has experience teaching all levels of Chemistry offered at Free State High School and has served on the Kansas Department of Education Higher Education Program Review Committee since 2016. In 2014 she was recognized by receiving the Excellence in Teaching (Bobs) Award, and she presented at the AP Annual Conference in Orlando during the summer of 2019. After a successful experience in AP Chemistry, many of her students have gone on to establish careers in Chemistry. Her students often participate in academic competitions such as Scholar’s Bowl and Chemistry Olympiad. As a coach, Jordan has additionally worked with the track & field and cross country teams for the past 22 years.
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