This free webinar focuses on chemistry's pivotal role in deciphering recent current global events and issues and consumer product labeling. Examples of formative/summative assessment questions also will be presented.
ChemEd X Talks with Chad Husting about how he has transitioned to standards based grading during a pandemic! He will share 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! Join the conversation! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 9 at 7pm EST.
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. Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 2 at 7pm EST.
ChemEd X Talks with Melissa Hemling about “whiteboarding” in a hybrid or virtual classroom. Melissa will share how she uses the digital whiteboards to gauge student understanding and pinpoint misconceptions like she did pre-COVID. Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held January 26 at 5pm EST.
Students today will be mid-career professionals in 2050. What will the world look like? As a truly central science did chemistry play a crucial role in adequately addressing the challenges identified in first quarter of the 21st century? And what lessons were learned from what was taught in chemistry courses about resiliency and how to thrive and live in the midst of the complexity, uncertainty and abrupt changes brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic?
As we continue to make plans to teach during these uncertain times we have been compiling a list of both new and previously published ChemEd X posts and resources that will be useful to readers while teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have an activity, strategy or idea to share with the community? Is there a resource you would recommend? We welcome contributions. This list will grow, so check in again to see what has been added.
AACT has organized eight virtual symposia to provide professional development for teachers this summer. These symposia can truly help teachers plan for the next school year and virtually “see” one another to share ideas and concerns.
ScIC2 "Science is Cool" is a FREE Virtual unconference that will be offered Thursday May 21, 2020! (Professional Development credit is available for purchase through Fresno Pacific University.)
We really encourage all two-year college educators to speak at the 2020 BCCE about what they are doing that is working for their students. There are multiple types and communities of chemistry educators. Some of us are excellent teachers, educational researchers, or providers of public outreach. Each of us brings value to our understanding of how chemistry is taught and learned, and we can ALL learn from each other. Click on the title for more information on how to submit an abstract for this symposium.
Inspiring Teaching and Learning Chemistry for 97 Years
The January 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: activities using household materials; demonstrations; health-oriented experiments; microplastics; environmental chemistry labs; fluorescence; surface chemistry; cost-effective equipment; augmented & virtual reality; laboratory curriculum; examining learning in general chemistry; organic chemistry teaching resource; from the archives: developing oral communication skills.