Academic journal article The American Biology Teacher

New ABT Feature for AP Biology Teachers & the AP Biology Curriculum

Academic journal article The American Biology Teacher

New ABT Feature for AP Biology Teachers & the AP Biology Curriculum

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Much excitement and trepidation heralded the first look at the new AP Biology Curriculum Guide presented by the College Board this past year. Much of the reaction has been very positive (see Jung Choi's assessment at http:// jchoigt.wordpress.com/2010/07/08 new-apbiology-curriculum-framework/), but there is also concern about how to implement the new curriculum. Many teachers are now wondering if they will have to redo their entire syllabus, or incorporate different material. This is where experienced teachers and The American Biology Teacher can help. Beginning with this November/December issue, selected articles will be identified as "Recommended for AP Biology" to help teachers in their AP Biology classes. Experienced teachers can look at the new curriculum and see where it coincides with their own syllabi, see how laboratory investigations can be more open ended and student driven, and see where help may be needed in clarifying certain concepts. They can then share this information with new teachers by publishing AP-oriented articles in ABT.

I know from personal experience that the AP teacher community consists of professionals who are willing to share their expertise through the Electronic Discussion Group (affectionately known as "the listserve"). …

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