You are invited to participate in a zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Melanie J. Harvey, Johnson County Community College, on April 7 at 7:00 pm CST (8:00 pm EST) to discuss Dr. Christopher R. Vyhnal’s paper, “Curricular Materials on the Chemistry of Pottery, Including Thermodynamic Calculations for Redox Reactions in the 3-Stage Firing Process of Athenian Black- and Red-Figure Vases Produced from the Sixth-Fourth Centuries BCE,” published this year in the Journal of Chemical Education. Register early! This ChemEd X Journal Club is limited to the first 50 registrations.
POGIL activities can be used to engage students in chemistry lessons through the use of student teams, effective models, and tiered questioning. ChemEd X Talks with Kristen and Stephanie, trained POGIL facilitators. They will provide teachers with guidance on fostering student buy-in, student role formation, and POGIL implementation. Additionally, information will be shared on how to assess students' participation in POGIL activities holistically or through individual examination of process skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
Collisions is a system of eight digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review more than 50 key concepts in your chemistry classroom. Collisions makes abstract concepts tangible by allowing students to visualize and manipulate the building blocks of matter, while providing a safe space to make mistakes and learn by introducing content through gameplay. ChemEd X Talks with Jen Lee about how instructors can use these games with their high school and college students.
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! Join this interactive Talk! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 25th at 5:30pm EST.
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.
Providing students with meaningful feedback greatly enhances their learning and achievement. ChemEd X Talks with high school teacher, Ariel Serkin, about the process she is using and how she is providing feedback to her students remotely. Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held January 21 at 7pm EST.
Session #6 of our ChemEd X Conference: Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation highlights the Journal of Chemical Education article, The Dynamic Density Bottle: A Make-and-Take, Guided Inquiry Activity on Density.
Session #5 of the ChemEd X Conference, Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation, highlights the Journal of Chemical Education article, Nature or Naughty: Bringing “Deflategate” to the High School Chemistry Classroom.