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Education is the lighting of a fire, not the filling of a bucket. William Butler Yeats. S449 AP Biology. Sharon McCoy [email protected] (847)755-3815 Office Hours 7:20 – 9:00 AM 12:00 – 5:00 PM. About Me. In my 22 nd year of teaching

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Education is the lighting of a fire not the filling of a bucket william butler yeats

Education is the lighting of a fire, not the filling of a bucket.

William Butler Yeats


S449 ap biology

S449 AP Biology

Sharon McCoy

[email protected]

(847)755-3815

Office Hours

7:20 – 9:00 AM

12:00 – 5:00 PM


About me

About Me

  • In my 22nd year of teaching

  • Illinois State University B.S. Biology Education

  • Northern Illinois University M.S. Secondary Education

  • 12 and 10 year old daughters and a 4 year old son

  • Have taught Accelerated Chemistry, Chemistry, Accelerated Biology, Biology

  • Seventh year teaching AP Biology


My approach

My Approach

  • Taught as a freshman level college course

    • Main focus is to prepare students to be successful on the AP Exam in May

  • Lectures

  • Small group activities

  • Individual work

  • Laboratory Activities

  • Field Trips

  • Projects


Grading

Grading

  • 50% Labs, Quizzes, Abstracts

    Twelve prescribed labs as recommended by the College Board plus other lab activities

    Vocabulary quizzes

    Abstracts

    Book journal

  • 50% Tests

    Two to three tests per quarter

    Grades posted to district electronic gradebook


Other thoughts

Other thoughts…

  • Investigate what type of credit a college or university will give for AP scores

  • Main focus is to prepare for the AP test in May which I hope every student will take

  • Focus and work hard consistently throughout the year

  • AP review guides and the value of an AP course

  • Get organized!

  • Learn time management

  • Develop responsibility

  • Develop good study habits


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