(July 15-18, 2024)

Kristi Sutton

Agenda - Biology at AP Seminars 

Day 1
Overview of Workshop Objectives
Lab: Properties of Water and Statistical Analysis
Unpacking the Course and Exam Description
• Course at a Glance
• Course Skills
• Unit Guides
•  Instructional Approaches
Getting Familiar with the AP Exam Format
Focus on: Units 1&2
Lab: Diffusion and Osmosis
Day 2
Lab discussion and Water Potential
Emphasizing the Science Practices
Course Requirements and Course Audit
Focus on: Units 3&4
Lab: Photosynthesis and Respiration
Lab: Bacterial Transformation Day 1
Planning Your Course
Day 3
Scoring Free Response Questions
Diving into AP Classroom
Using the Instructional Planning Reports
Focus on: Units 5&6
Lab: MiniOne PCR/Gel Electrophoresis
Lab: Bacterial Transformation Day 2
Day 4
Focus on: Units 7&8
Exploring Other Resources
Lab: Enzymes
Lab: Bioinformatics
Lab: Hardy-Weinberg and Mathematical Modeling
Lab: Bacterial Transformation Day 3
Planning Time
Kristi Sutton earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. After working in the environmental testing field for a short time she returned to school at Syracuse University where she was awarded a Master of Science in Science Teaching. For 20 years Kristi taught AP Biology, Freshman Biology and Leadership in the Bellevue School District and for the last few years she has been an instructional coach. Kristii also ran the Debate Team for 5 years, was a LINK coordinator, served as Science Department Head, was a mentor teacher, and advised more clubs than she can remember.
In addition, Kristi has developed district-level curriculum in both Biology and AP Biology, as well as working collaboratively to develop a curriculum for teaching AP Biology using a problem-based learning focus. This work was funded through a grant from the Department of Education. She has also helped to create online resources in epigenetics and evolution for the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. In 2006 Kristi received her National Board Certification, which was renewed in 2015.

Kristi has been an AP Biology Reader for 16 years, serving as a Table Leader for nine. In addition, she has written and reviewed questions for the new AP Biology exam. She resides in Bellevue, Washington with her husband and two children.