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.
The 4th session of the ChemEd X Conference: Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation highlights the JCE Collaborative Professional Development in Chemistry Education Research: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice.
AMTA will be hosting a distance learning Chemistry 2 course that will run from January 19th -April 27 (15 weeks), with an open house to prepare with technology on January 12th. It will be led by expert chemistry modeling leaders Larry Dukerich and Brenda Royce. The course develops on an evidence-based approach to the internal structure of the atom, periodicity and covalent bonding, intermolecular forces, equilibrium and acids and bases.
Four TownHall Conference Calls per year are scheduled for leaders in the STEM community. The objective of these calls is to convene thought leaders, key voices from across the stakeholder community to present perspectives from industry, government, education and non-profits working on these issues.