This Advanced Placement Summer Institute offers a professional development opportunity aligned with the AP Physics 1 curriculum. It presents the AP Physics 1 Curriculum Framework and models how science practices and inquiry-based learning can be integrated into the classroom.
This institute prepares participants to design instruction and teach the AP Physics 1 course. Through pedagogy, readings, hands-on activities and review of sample exams questions, participants will explore the structure of the course and appropriate instructional strategies to use while teaching. Topics include: aligning instruction with the curriculum framework, identifying what skills and knowledge the exams assess, strategies for developing inquiry-based lessons, developing and incorporating reasoning tasks to develop students’ conceptual understanding of physics principles, and exploring the AP Course Audit curricular requirements. The participants will gain and strengthen the ability to adapt their current classroom curriculum to help students meet the goals of the redesigned AP Physics 1.
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