DFW AP Bio
PLC members learn about modeling, statistics and flipped classroom strategies.
PLC members learn about writing strategies for free response questions.
Participants extract cellulose from mushrooms for a biofuels enzyme lab.
PLC members learn about assessment from an ETS staff member.
Participants examine wild type and mutant C. elegans on saline agar in an animal behavior investigation.
Some meetings of the PLC are conducted using the EdCamp model.
In the summer of 2012, a group of AP Biology educators gathered at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens for its first meeting. Influenced by colleagues in the Northeast, this group gathered to collaborate, share and discuss issues and concerns related to the redesigned AP Biology curriculum. Productive discussion, sharing of best practices, as well as opportunities to meet and network with other AP Biology educators took place. It was decided at this meeting that the group should meet more frequently and thus a professional learning community was born.
This group is comprised of a diverse group of teachers from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area. We meet 2-3 times a year to collaborate, share ideas and develop lessons to take back to our classrooms. Periodically our meetings will include workshops and guest speakers.
You'll only get email as new opportunities for meetings and professional development become available.