Teaching AP® Environmental Science
EDUC X 394.17
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This online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® Environmental Science course for their high school or planning to take over an existing program.
What you can learn.
- Understand the benefits and challenges of an AP® Environmental Science course
- Learn about the AP® program, timing, and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course
- Get tips on establishing a classroom experience that inspires students to do their best work
- Learn strategies for teaching and testing AP®-quality, multiple-choice questions, and free-response essays
- Create your own syllabus for a two-semester AP® Environmental Science course
- Get recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities
About this course:
This 45-hour equivalent online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® environmental science course for their high school or planning to take over an existing program. AP® Environmental Science is a college-level course that concludes with an exam (offered each May) that covers a full year of course work. Participants explore new techniques geared toward teaching a college-level environmental science course to high school students. Instruction also focuses on tips for the AP® environmental science exam. Participants have the opportunity to share with other new and continuing AP® environmental science teachers. Administrators and AP® coordinators also should find this course useful, as it explains the design, benefits, and challenges of an AP® environmental science high school course.