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AP Biology Leadership Academy Cohort Two


Participating in the Academy will go beyond simply building on the knowledge and skills that you already possess—the Academy is designed to help you stop, rethink, and redesign your ideas about teaching and learning biology, while also preparing to lead others in this process.


Because of the deep knowledge base and skill set you will develop during the AP Biology Leadership Academy, we require a two-year program commitment that includes the following:

  • Participation in a five and a half day Summer Institute each year, held at BSCS in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2013, the Summer Institute will be held July 28 through August 2. Participants will have input into the dates for 2014.
  • Attendance at two NABT Professional Development Conferences (19-23 November, 2013 in Atlanta, GA and 2014 in Cleveland, OH).
  • Agreement to engage in ongoing online interactions throughout the program.
  • A willingness to plan and conduct professional development workshops for other teachers.
  • Assisting BSCS in collecting evaluation data about the program.


The 2013-2014 Academy is a fee-based program with a tuition cost set at $1500 per person per year plus travel expenses to the Institutes and to the NABT conferences. If you or your district is not able to provide this fee, we will offer an information packet that helps you learn more about obtaining local sponsorship from organizations or businesses. We anticipate that there will be a very limited number of scholarships available.

Please contact Leadership Academy Director Brooke Bourdélat-Parks with any questions.