Solutions are all around us in life and chemistry class! Our presenter, Kristen Vanderveen, will focus on how she approaches teaching the solution process, solubility curves, molarity, dilutions and related material. She will share a variety of resources and strategies she uses to teach these topics including helping students develop particulate level models, using simulations and Desmos activities, making real world connections and much more. Breakout rooms and a closing discussion will provide opportunities to collaborate to develop new classroom ideas as well. Join us! Register for this (FREE) hour long Zoom meeting to be held February 10th, 2022, at 8pm EST.
About the Presenter
Kristen Vanderveen has taught every level of chemistry, including honors and AP Chemistry, at The Bromfield School in Harvard, MA since 2004. Before joining the Bromfield faculty she also taught at Dana Hall School (Wellesley, MA) and Arlington High School (Arlington, MA). She earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and German from SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University) and then her MS and Ph.D. degrees in biophysical chemistry from the University of Rochester, where she also did postdoctoral research. In her classroom, she enjoys implementing a variety of student-centered instructional approaches. She is currently the president of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT). She was recognized as the 2016 Massachusetts Secondary Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the New England Institute of Industrial Chemists.
ChemEd X ChemBasics Talks are Zoom meetings consisting of 20 - 30 minute presentations, followed by breakout rooms designed to dig deeper into the topics covered and allow participants to share their own ideas. When the breakout sessions end, the group will have a time for reflections and final thoughts. Teachers are asked to keep their video on when possible, ask questions and participate in the discussion. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited to 100, so register early! Certificates of attendance are sent to participants about one week after the event. (Note: Please do not register if you cannot attend the live event. The recordings are typically published within a week of the event and freely available to anyone on ChemEd X.)
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