Summer AP Academies: AP Biology Academy

This course is designed for experienced teachers of Advanced Placement Biology who are looking to enrich their courses with knowledge of research and science practices currently being conducted in science labs at Rice and beyond.

Participants will engage with Rice University faculty and others in in-depth discussions of their current research, as well as related content. We will learn about content not yet in our textbooks, while also exploring the connections between that content and the current AP Biology curriculum framework.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42500 Robert Dennison On-campus 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Dennison
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
START DATE: June 26, 2018

Instructor: Robert Dennison

Lead Consultant

Robert Dennison has taught all levels of biology during his 37-year career in public schools. Mr. Dennison has been a consultant for the College Board since 1995 and has presented at local, state, national and international science conferences. He was a featured general session speaker at both the 1999 and 2012 annual conventions of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) and was the opening general session speaker at the 2003 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). Mr. Dennison served as president of the Texas Association of Biology Teachers (TABT) in 2003 as well as serving on the NABT Board of Directors from 2009-2011. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher award, the TABT Honorary Life Membership award, the College Board’s Southwestern Region AP Special Recognition award, the H-E-B Lifetime Achievement award for excellence in teaching and the O’Donnell Texas AP Teacher award. Mr. Dennison holds a B.S. in biology and an M.Ed. in science curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: June 26, 2018

End Date: June 29, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by March 26

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 11

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 26

  • Laptop
  • Flashdrive