Environmental Science – Agenda

Agenda APES 2020 – Marian DeWane, Ed.D
Note: Depending on the Goals of the Class, the schedule is flexible.

Day 1
Session 1: Introductions and Goals
Name Tag Activity
What is APES?
o Different Approaches
o Textbooks
o AP Communities

Session 2: A look at the CED, Science Practices, and Skills for Units 1, 2, and 3 (The Living World and Populations).
o Content Review
o Labs & Supply Lists
o Activities
o Video Resources
o Pacing
o Sharing Best Practices

Session 3: Labs for Units 1, 2, and 3
• Be sure to wear closed toe shoes!

Session 4: Test Format and Scoring
How the test is structures and overall scores calculated.

Question 1 of 2020 Exam: Scoring and Evaluation of the Question.
o What types of errors did students make.
o How can you help students improve?
o The Rules for Writing an FRQ.

Homework: Evaluate the sample syllabi and the sample pacing calendar—begin to plan units of instruction in time frames for Units 1, 2 and 3.

Day 2
Session 1: A look at the CED, Science Practices, and Skills for part of Unit 9 (Invasive species and Human impacts on biodiversity).
o Content Review
o Labs & Supply Lists
o Activities
o Video Resources
o Pacing
o Sharing Best Practices

Session 2: Labs for Unit 9 Invasive Species and Human Impacts on Biodiversity
• Be sure to wear closed toe shoes!

Session 3: Question 2 of 2020 Exam: Scoring and Evaluation of the Question.
o What types of errors did students make.
o How can you help students improve?
o Math
o Activity: Dimensional Analysis Cards
o Teaching Math Skills
o Practice Math Problems

Energy Math

Population Math

Session 4: A look at the CED, Science Practices, and Skills for Units 4, 5, 8, and 9 (Earth and Resources, Land and Water, Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution, and Unit 9 Ocean Warming, Ocean Acidification)
o Content Review
o Labs & Supply Lists
o Activities
o Video Resources
o Pacing
o Sharing Best Practices
Homework: Plan units of instruction for Units 4, 5, 8, and parts of 9.

Day 3
Session 1: Labs for Units 4, 5, 8, and 9
• Be sure to wear closed toe shoes!

Session 2: Question 3of 2020 exam: Scoring and Evaluation of the Question.
o What types of errors did students make.
o How can you help students improve?

Session 3: A look at the CED, Science Practices, and Skills for Units 6, 7, and 9 (Energy, Atmospheric Pollution, Ozone, and Greenhouse Gases)
o Content Review
o Labs & Supply Lists
o Activities
o Video Resources
o Pacing
o Sharing Best Practices

Session 4: Labs for Units 6, 7, and 9 (Energy, Atmospheric Pollution, Ozone, and Greenhouse Gases)
Homework: Planning units of instruction for Units 6, 7, and 9.

Day 4
Session 1 and 2: The Audit and College Board Resources
o Completing the Audit
o Personal progress checks
o Question Banks
o Practice Exams
o Getting Exams Back

Session 3 and 4: Planning Time, Sharing, and Course Wrap-up.
o My Goals for APES

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