The four day APSI will focus on both the needs of the participants and the major topics of energy and ecology, populations, soils and land use, and pollution. Each day participants will share teaching methods and practices, labs, and exam preparation over these topics. Curriculum development, audit submission, and sharing practices are daily topics as well.
Each day we will try to have a field trip, so bring comfortable walking shoes and clothes, as well as sun-screen and bug spray if needed. Participants are encouraged to make their wishes and desires known ahead of time by writing the presenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Chenery has taught biology and environmental science for thirty-five years, and has served as a College Board reader since 2003. He has enjoyed being a table leader for the APES exam the last six years. Gordon earned both a MAT and MS degree from Vanderbilt University, and was a Woodrow Wilson scholar at Princeton. He was awarded NABT’s Teacher of the Year Award for Tennessee, and has won Apple and Wilson awards. In addition to being a consultant for the College Board, he makes presentations for the National Math and Science Initiative. He has written questions for both the Educational Testing Service and the ACT, and has co-authored several test AP test preparation books. His hobbies include woodworking, birding, fishing/crabbing/shrimping, and spoiling his grandchildren.