AP 512.300 | Online | Mark Langella
This online course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success. Specifically, during this AP Chemistry APSI, participants explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help them plan and focus instruction—and give them feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. Participants also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give them immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that their students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, participants gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank.
Mark Langella taught AP Chemistry for 31 years before retiring from Mahopac High School in New York and currently is an active adjunct chemistry professor at Westchester Community College. He received a BA in Chemistry from Manhattan College, and a MA in Science Education from Lehman College. He is also a NYS certified chemistry and chemical technology instructor. Mark has been a College Board AP Chemistry consultant since 1994 as well as a College Board workshop coordinator. He taught AP chemistry to sophomores as a first-year chemistry program for the past 20 years. In addition, he initiated and established AP chemistry programs in three different high schools. Mark also has been an AP Chemistry consultant for over 27 years, mentoring new AP Chemistry instructors, and has worked for Industry as a consultant for educational programs since 1990. He is also the author of Syllabus # 4 in AP College Board Handbook. He has been an AP Chemistry Reader for the College Board. Furthermore, he is also the founder and director of the Putnam/Westchester Industry and Teacher Alliance and has been a coordinating board member of both the SUNY Purchase Alliance of Chemistry Educators (1990-2000) and the Teaching Center at SUNY Purchase (1999-2002). He is Founder of PWISTA-Mahopac, a not-for-profit organization servicing science teachers in two different counties. In addition, Mark is the STANY’s Westchester/ Bronx Section former science area representative for chemistry. And he recently has been nominated as Chairperson and Director for the Bronx-Westchester STANYS division. Presently, Mark is a summer adjunct science education professor at Manhattanville College, Molloy College, and Manhattan College He is also the author of numerous published experimental kits and AP chemistry labs for FLINN Scientific.