Dolores Gende 

      • College Board endorsed consultant for AP Physics 1
      • This session is offered in Event 2:June 28-July 1 Monday through Thursday

Dolores Gende has been teaching science and math in different countries such as Mexico, Belgium, and the Netherlands Antilles. She has over 30 years of experience teaching college level introductory physics. Dolores is a passionate, innovative educator that believes in supporting her students’ learning autonomy.
She strives for a learner-centered environment where students actively participate to construct their knowledge and reflect on their learning process. 
Dolores has ample experience in inquiry-based instruction and creative assessment practices. She presently teaches two levels of AP Physics and Honors Physics at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St Petersburg, FL. Dolores has been a College Board endorsed consultant since 2006 and has led workshops across the US and in China. She has participated at the AP Reading since 2002 and is currently a Question Leader. Dolores served as Co-Chair of the AP Physics 1 Development Committee and continues to write and review questions for AP Physics exams.

APSI Course Description for AP Physics 1:

The goal of the Summer Institute is to help new and experienced teachers develop a successful AP Physics 1 course. The Institute will focus on effective instructional methodologies, curriculum resources, assessment practices and the selection and planning of appropriate inquiry-based lab experiments. A highlight of this Institute will be learning how to create and implement instructional materials to build and/or strengthen the students’ conceptual understanding of physics principles as suggested by the latest physics education research. Laboratory investigations for every major area of the curriculum framework will be conducted throughout the week. A special session will be devoted to an in-depth analysis of the development and scoring of the 2021 AP Physics 1 exam including approaches to preparing the students for the exam.