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An Overview of AP Chemistry

Review the components of the AP Chemistry course and curriculum framework
and explore tools for designing and implementing an effective AP Chemistry
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6 Hours / $150  |   View Course Information and Outline

AP Chemistry: Transitioning to Inquiry-Based Labs

Develop an understanding of inquiry, inquiry models and levels, and their
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6 Hours / $150  |   View Course Information and Outline

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Why Register

The AP Chemistry course focuses on critical thinking, college-level learning and inquiry-based labs. To help teachers prepare students for success, the Advanced Placement Program® offers a series of online professional development courses.

Essential knowledge. Science practices. Inquiry-based labs.

  • Alignment with the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework and AP Course Audit
  • Engaging multi-media formats and presentations
  • Supporting resources available for later use
  • 24/7 accessibility — log in when convenient and complete at your own pace
  • IACET CEU credit (learn more about IACET)
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Benefits for Teachers

AP Online Professional Development courses cover the key elements of the course and offer insight into the curriculum framework and the AP Exam.

Prepare. Reinforce. Be Confident.

  • Comprehensive courses aligned with the AP Chemistry course
  • Convenient online platform with 24/7 access
  • Self-paced instruction enabling later review and reinforcement
  • Content developed by AP staff, subject matter experts and AP teachers

Teachers who attend AP Summer Institutes also benefit from the opportunity for ongoing review.

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Benefits for Institutions

AP Online Professional Development provides an immediate and affordable way to help support your AP Chemistry teachers. Teachers learn best-in-class instructional strategies with added tools to support course review and retention throughout the year.

Cost Savings. Ongoing Training.

  • Reduce training costs by eliminating travel-related expenses
  • Avoid classroom disruption with anywhere, anytime access
  • Provide ongoing professional development to build teacher confidence. Teachers work at their own pace and can return to materials to refresh and review

Even teachers who attend AP Summer Institutes will benefit from the opportunity for ongoing review.

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Course Information

The Advanced Placement Program offers a series of online professional development courses aligned with the AP Chemistry course. The courses present the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework and model how science practices and inquiry-based learning can be integrated into the classroom.

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AP Chemistry: Transitioning to Inquiry-Based Labs $150

Inquiry-based labs allow students to engage in science practices that require them to think and act like scientists. This online course will provide AP Chemistry teachers with a means to understand inquiry and its place in the classroom. Participants will analyze how traditional labs differ from inquiry-based labs and investigate a system they can use to modify traditional labs to make them inquiry-based. In addition, participants will develop the ability to confidently create inquiry-based labs that they can immediately use in their classrooms.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Workshop Introduction
  • Unit 2: Laying the Foundation
  • Unit 3: What Is Inquiry?
  • Unit 4: Modifying Traditional Labs
  • Unit 5: Modifying the Lab Experience for Inquiry
  • Unit 6: Workshop Summary and Closing

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An Overview of AP Chemistry$150

This course provides AP Chemistry teachers with a review of the AP Chemistry course and concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective curriculum. Participants will explore the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework, summative and formative assessments, inquiry-based teaching practices, practice exams, and tools available for syllabus development. Participants will finish the course with the ability to confidently create a syllabus that incorporates the curriculum framework and inquiry-based teaching practices.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Workshop Introduction
  • Unit 2: The AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework
  • Unit 3: Understanding the Exam
  • Unit 4: Instructional Design and Assessment
  • Unit 5: Inquiry-Based Instruction
  • Unit 6: Syllabus Development
  • Unit 7: Workshop Summary and Closing

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Additional Professional Development Opportunities

Consider in-person AP Summer Institutes and one-day workshops. For additional information and to register, see AP Central®.

Visit the AP Chemistry home page on AP Central to learn more about the AP Chemistry course redesign.

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