College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program is hosting an event for higher education science faculty in Los Angeles early next month.
The event will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa on Friday, February 10 from 9 am – 3 pm. This is a free event, and travel funding is available for participants outside the greater Los Angeles area—you may request travel support through the registration form.
The AP Regional Science Symposium will take an in-depth look at how the recent redesign of the AP Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 1 & 2 courses and exams may impact student preparation for introductory coursework on your campus.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APSymposium_OC
Members of each subject’s AP Development Committee will lead discussion on core pedagogical changes, exploring how AP aligns with introductory college coursework:
Gordon Uno, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma
David Yaron, Professor of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
Connie Wells, Consultant and Veteran AP Physics Teacher
The event will be especially useful for higher education faculty who teach introductory courses in these disciplines, or who make decisions about AP credit and placement for their departments. Participants will leave with a better understanding of student preparation in their discipline, network with colleagues from other campuses in the region, and receive access to AP curriculum and assessment materials, as well as data on AP student performance.