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AP Biology

We will be holding our workshops In Person this summer – 2022 - updated information to follow

Course Details

The AP Biology summer institute will be held July 11-15, 2022. 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.

Kelly Hartzell

Kelly Hartzell earned her B.S. and M.S. in Applied Biology with a concentration in cancer genetics from Georgia Tech. Her graduate research landed her a lab manager position at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, where she worked in respiratory biology and the mouse knock-out core. She then moved into education completing her teacher training and licensure with UNC Chapel Hill. Kelly has taught at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest NC and at Wake Technical Community College. She is currently the department chair of science at the NC Leadership Academy in the Triad and has served as an ACT science item writer and AP Biology exam reader.  Her current course schedule includes Pre-AP Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and SAT Math Prep