Pre-AP Readiness Workshops: Science

Perfect for schools interested in Pre-AP but not quite ready to implement the full program, the Pre-AP Readiness Workshops are professional learning opportunities that orient participants to the program’s design and pedagogy.

Using Analytical Reading and Writing

Focus: Actively engaging in a model lesson that emphasizes analytical reading and writing, participants will practice using Pre-AP shared principles to promote understanding of content-area text and scientific reasoning and justification. They’ll then consider how they can apply this new learning within their own classrooms—with the goal of supporting students as discerning citizens and consumers of scientific information. Participants will:

  • Connect the Pre-AP shared principles and science areas of focus to student engagement in gaining, retaining, and applying scientific knowledge.
  • Collaboratively plan to support student conceptual understanding through Pre-AP shared principles and science areas of focus.

Format: 

  • Workshops have a maximum of 28 participants and are facilitated by Pre-AP National Faculty.
  • Virtual workshops meet twice for 2.5 hours each class.
  • In-person workshops meet on one full day.

Fee:

  • Workshops are available for private purchase by a school, district, or state. The cost of virtual workshops is $2,500 for members and $2,850 for nonmembers. The cost of in-person workshops is $4,600 for members and $5,250 for nonmembers.
  • Membership is based on an annual fee paid by your institution. Find the membership status of your institution at Home – Membership | College Board. 

Developing and Using Models

Focus: Modeling is a core practice for scientists as they use a variety of models to develop, refine, and communicate their ideas. In this workshop, participants will actively engage in a Pre-AP model lesson with an attention to modeling. They will examine how the Pre-AP shared principles and science areas of focus support student engagement in science practices such as modeling and scientific argumentation. Participants will then consider how they can apply this new learning within their own classroom context to support students in constructing and then modifying their own scientific knowledge as new information becomes available. Participants will:

  • Connect the Pre-AP science areas of focus, with attention to modeling, to student engagement in constructing and modifying scientific knowledge.
  • Support student construction and application of scientific knowledge through attention to modeling and incorporation of the Pre-AP shared principles.

Format: 

  • Workshops have a maximum of 28 participants and are facilitated by Pre-AP National Faculty.
  • Virtual workshops meet twice for 2.5 hours each class.
  • In-person workshops meet on one full day.

Fee:

  • Workshops are available for private purchase by a school, district, or state. The cost of virtual workshops is $2,500 for members and $2,850 for nonmembers. The cost of in-person workshops is $4,600 for members and $5,250 for nonmembers.
  • Membership is based on an annual fee paid by your institution. Find the membership status of your institution at Home – Membership | College Board.