Announcing ChemEd X Talks

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Chemical Education Xchange is pleased to announce ChemEd X Talks! These Talks are 30 minute virtual meetings that consist of a short presentation (5-10 minutes) followed by Q&A and discussion. Teachers are asked to keep their video on, ask questions and participate in the discussion by offering their own ideas and experience with the topic. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early.

ChemEd X Talks will be recorded. We plan to publish portions of the recorded Talks on chemedx.org. With respect for the privacy of participants the published portions will primarily focus on the presentation and efforts will be made to mask participant identities. By registering for a ChemEd X Talk you are agreeing to be recorded.

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Feb 25 at 5:30pm EST

ChemEd X Talks with Katy Dornbos - Summative Assessments: High Rigor, Low Stress (for student and teacher!)

ChemEd X Talks with Katy Dornbos about how she has transformed the way she is assessing her students - particularly on exams. She was frustrated by how limited class time and text anxiety were restricting the depth of responses her students could provide. Her new method of assessing was born from her desire to decrease student stress, minimize her grading time and keep the questions challenging enough to encourage deep thinking. Both she and her students are happy with the results! 

Watch the recording!

 

Previous ChemEd X Talks (include recordings and resources)

 1/21/21

Providing students with meaningful feedback greatly enhances their learning and achievement. With the move to online and hybrid formats, teachers have had to scramble to modify their usual process for communicating that feedback. ChemEd X Talks with Ariel Serkin about the process she is using and how she is providing feedback to her students remotely.

1/27/21 

ChemEdX Talks with Melissa Hemling about “whiteboarding” in a hybrid or virtual classroom. Students collaborate in small groups on Classkick.com to digitally analyze data, create and modify models, and/or complete practice problems. Melissa shares how she uses the digital whiteboards to gauge student understanding and pinpoint misconceptions like she did pre-COVID. 

2/2/2021

Some of the challenges associated with virtual instruction include connecting with students and checking for understanding in real time. ChemEd X Talks with Michael Farabaugh about how he uses the interactive features of Nearpod to create formative assessment items that provide valuable feedback and facilitate student participation.

2/9/2021 

ChemEd X Talks with Chad Husting about how he has transitioned to standards based grading during a pandemic! He shares a quick trick that has the potential to solve many of the problems that teachers struggle with including having a mix of face to face and virtual students and keeping up with late work, make-up work and missing assignments!

2/25/2021 

ChemEd X Talks with Katy Dornbos about how she has transformed the way she is assessing her students - particularly on exams. Her new method of assessing was born from her desire to decrease student stress, minimize her grading time and keep the questions challenging enough to encourage deep thinking. Both she and her students are happy with the results!