This is exactly what it sounds like. A complete, day-by-day plan for a yearlong AP Biology class, organized according to the four Big Ideas. This plan was designed to be facilitated in the flipped format where students view online videos as homework and work on application in class. Every session requires students to collaboratively apply their new knowledge to real-world situations. Furthermore, this course plan solves the daunting task of reorganizing your AP Biology course around the Big Ideas framework set forth by the College Board. The text referenced by this plan is Campbell Biology 9th Edition but the plan could easily be modified to be used with any AP Biology text book. Below is a more specific breakdown of what you can expect from the download.
Included in the plans are the following:
-Link to my YouTube channel which houses all referenced lectures
-Extensive use of case studies from the Buffalo Case Study Library and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
-Fully editable plans
-Objectives, essential question, and framework alignment for each day
-Daily agenda for each day with explanations for each activity
-Links to all online resources
-A focus on inquiry, technology integration, and collaborative learning
-Daily homework assignments
-Links to multiple jeopardy review games that could be used with a smart board
To get a feel for this course in action take some time to check out some student work from this class. http://www.thelabatcma.com/tag/ap-biology/
Warning: This course plan will take you out of the front of the classroom and place learning responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the students; while forcing you to rethink the way that biology courses should be organized.
*Free preview download includes notes, enrichment ideas, course flow, and plans for one week of class.