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2YC3 Fall (August 23-24) Conference at San Diego Miramar College

Do you have a unique way that you partner with your students, other faculty, universities, businesses, local high schools, surrounding community, etc. to achieve student success? Are you using innovative approaches inside and/or outside of the classroom? We want you to come share your ideas about what you are doing and your successes! And high school chemistry faculty are welcome and registration for high school chemistry faculty is FREE!

26th BCCE (July 2020): Call for Symposia and Workshop Proposals

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is one of the best professional development opportunities available for chemistry educators. The 26th BCCE will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, Saturday July 18 – Thursday July 23rd, 2020. The MAPS system is now accepting symposia and workshop proposals for the 26th BCCE until Friday August 23, 2019.

#Chemcation2019

What is #chemcation2019? Though there is some debate on the pronunciation, it’s s a summer of a chemistry vacation. I find the most rejuvenating, invigorating, and inspiring part of my summer is spending time with my fellow chemistry educators.

Taking a Deeper Dive with Paul Andersen

This two-day workshop is designed to prepare teacher leaders to begin the work of facilitating workshops on how to transition to NYSSLS which is the New York State version of NGSS. The goal of the workshop is to bring together teacher leaders and provide them with multiple ideas and resources to share with other educators in their home schools/regions.

Attend a POGIL Workshop this Summer

It is the time of year when POGIL workshops are being planned and registration is open. The facilitation teams are awesome and it is a very worthwhile experience, not just about POGIL, but about teaching, learning, and how we think about our students.

Analogy Experiment—Projectile Pennies with Rutherford

Atomic theory is a common topic throughout any introductory chemistry course. It is likely that Rutherford’s gold foil experiment gets at least some attention in your course. I have used a simple activity that gives students an opportunity to replicate Rutherford’s experiment through an analogy experiment that may allow for easier conceptualization of the experiment itself and provide additional support for model development.