Presentation - River Dell Regional School District

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Welcome to
Back to School
Night
AP Biology
AP Biology Syllabus
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Ecology
Biochemistry
Energetics and
Enzymes
Cells
Transport
Signaling, Stimuli and
Response
Photosynthesis and
Respiration
 Molecular
Genetics
 Immunity
 Mitosis,
Meiosis,
Embryology
 Mendelian
Genetics
 Evolution
Changes to AP Biology
Curriculum
OLD
 Breadth
of
knowledge
 12 mandatory labs
 “Cookbook” labs
 Accumulation of
facts
NEW
 Depth
of
knowledge
 Teacher’s choice
 STUDENT DESIGNED
LABS!
 Process oriented
Changes to AP Biology Test
OLD
 100
multiple choice
 4 multipart,
mandatory essays
NEW
 About
60 multiple
choice
 MATH grid ins
 Short answers
 Multipart essays
My Philosophy of Teaching
and Learning
 Student
centered, hands-on
 Relevant to real life
 Emphasis on skills not memorization of
facts
 Application of math and technology
 Create lifelong learners, educated voters
 Inspire further scientific study
Grading, Extra Help,
Contact Info
Grades based on
tests, quizzes, labs,
lab quizzes.
 Afterschool
Help:
2:30-3:00 M, T, Th or
at lunch by appt.
# points obtained
# points possible
 E-mail:
[email protected]
riverdell.org
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