AP Biology

We are sorry to cancel the 2020 Summer APSI.  NCSU has canceled all face to face classes and events for the summer.

Course Details

The AP Biology summer institute will be held July 6-10, 2020. This course is designed to prepare teachers to successfully teach the College Board’s Advanced Placement Biology Program and provide up-to-date information on changes in the AP Biology curriculum. Participants will receive practical advice on providing interactive laboratory exercises, tips on planning an AP course, a review of the AP Biology testing process, practical teaching ideas, and other helpful information for AP Biology teachers. Other workshop activities will include sample lectures, class discussions, scheduling and time management, textbooks and other resources, testing and evaluation in an AP course, and sharing ideas and experiences with other teachers. This workshop is intended for new and beginning AP Biology teachers (0-4) years of AP experience. The instructors have extensive experience with AP Biology and teaching a variety of high school and college courses.

Lead Instructor

Ms. Kathy Weatherhead

Retired from Hilton Head Island High School (South Carolina) in 2014 after 37 years of secondary teaching, including 35 years as an AP teacher. She is a College Board consultant conducting AP workshops and summer institutes in both AP Biology and AP Environmental Science and has served as a Reader and Table Leader at the annual AP Readings. Kathy has authored resources for the College Board, and numerous other publications. Kathy continues to teach undergraduate and graduate level science courses at the University of South Carolina.

Workshop Laboratory Instructors

Ms. Nancy Goodrum

Teaches chemistry and AP Biology at Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville NC. She has over 30 years of teaching experience, including AP Chemistry. She has led a lab room in our NCSU AP Biology workshop for 10 years.

Ms. Jenny Ramsey

A retired science teacher and high school administrator from Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte NC. She taught a variety of science courses over a period of 20 years including AP Biology, AP Environmental Sciences and was an AP reader and a certified College Board consultant. Jenny has worked with our NCSU AP Biology workshop for many years in both the lab as a workshop leader.

Ms. Patricia Aune

Laboratory Supervisor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NCSU. She has over 25 years of experience in organizing and coordinating large Introductory Biology laboratory courses. She is actively involved in teaching labs, training graduate student teaching assistants and manages the preparation for approximately 50 lab sections a week each semester. She has been working with the NCSU AP Biology workshop and AP Biology teachers for over 25 years.