Physics 2: Algebra-Based

AP 594.400 | In-Person | Holley Mosley


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. In addition, it is designed to help teachers build a foundation for a successful AP Physics program. Participants will focus on teaching the AP Physics 2 course that began in the 2014-2015 school year and preparing their students for the exam. The first goal involves using the Curriculum Framework which pairs essential knowledge with the fundamental scientific reasoning skills necessary for scientific inquiry. The Curriculum Framework provides detailed information concerning what a student should know and what they are expected to do on the AP Physics 2 Exam. The course will also focus on designing and organizing inquiry laboratory experiments as well as best practices for utilizing the resources in AP Classroom. Participants will be invited to share their best activities, lessons, or labs with the group.


Holley Mosley

Holley Mosley

Holley Mosley teaches at Liberty High School in Frisco, TX. She had the honor of opening the school in 2006 and has been teaching physics there since 2007. She is experienced in teaching all of the AP Physics courses (AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Mechanics, and AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, as well as the retired AP Physics B course). In addition to teaching physics, she serves as the Science Department’s Instructional Coach, a role where she invests in growing the professional capacity of other teachers in her department. Holley has served as a reader, table leader, question leader, and writer for the AP Physics exams since 2014. Since 2018, she has been a member of the AP Physics 2 Development Committee, a team of four high school teachers and four college professors who develop the AP Physics 2 exam and provide input for the curriculum. Additionally, she has served as a member of the Re-Articulation Committee to revise the AP Physics Curriculum Framework, as an AP Daily Instructor, and as an AP Classroom question reviewer. Holley has a B.S. in Forensic Science from Baylor University, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Arlington, and a M.S. in Physics from Texas A&M - Commerce.