Environmental Science

AP 527.400 | In-Person | Anne Soos



This in-person 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. This class is designed both for new AP Environmental teachers with 3 or fewer years’ experience and for more experienced teachers as well. The intensive four-day course will provide a deep dive into the entire AP Environmental Science (APES) curriculum and examine different paths through the required course content. Each day, important concepts will be discussed and related specifically to APES free-response questions, and participants will perform hands-on laboratories associated with these concepts. The major goal is to expose participants to both content and labs and activities important to teaching a successful APES course. In addition, new AP resources will be discussed. Participants will be expected to spend some time on homework for this Institute, which could include working up lab data, reading lab activities, and possibly preparing a course syllabus or outline that correlates to the APES course description. Participants are encouraged to share electronic materials/favorite web sites as some class time will be reserved for this purpose. Participants should have their school calendar for the coming year and a scientific calculator of some type available. Participants will be expected to have read and answered the 2023 Free Response Questions before the Institute begins.


Anne Soos

Anne Soos

Anne Soos retired from The Hun School of Princeton in June 2018. While at Hun, she taught AP Environmental Science, Honors Chemistry, and AP Chemistry. She has taught APES since the program was introduced in 1998 and has taught biology and AP Biology. Before joining the Hun faculty, she was Head of the Upper School at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ, and had served as Science Department Chair. Anne’s retirement in 2018 marked the end of a 50-year teaching career. She has been an AP reader for biology and, until her retirement, was a reader for environmental science. As an AP Consultant, Anne has presented several one-day AP workshops and, in addition to Goucher College, has led both in-person and online AP summer institutes at Rensselaerville, NY; Lewes, DE; La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA; Henry Jackson High School in Everett WA, Oakland University in Detroit, MI, and Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ. Anne has edited several APES texts and review books for various publishers. In her spare time, besides gardening, Anne is an AARP Tax Aide, and a board member of the Princeton Adult School and the Princeton Environmental Commission. Anne has also taught several classes at the Princeton Senior Center Evergreen Forum.