Providing students with meaningful feedback greatly enhances their learning and achievement. With the move to online and hybrid formats, teachers have had to scramble to modify their usual process for communicating that feedback. ChemEd X Talks with Ariel Serkin about the process she is using and how she is providing feedback to her students remotely.
Ariel teaches high school chemistry in Massachusetts and was a 2019 finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the state. She was also honored as 2020 Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. She is involved with the American Modeling Teachers Association and the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. She is a co-founder of STEMteachersMassBay and is a champion for social justice. We are lucky to have her as a Lead Contributor for ChemEd X.
ChemEd X Talks are 30 minute virtual meetings that consist of a short presentation (5-10 minutes) followed by Q&A and discussion. Teachers are asked to keep their video on, ask questions and participate in the discussion by offering their own ideas and experience with the topic. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early.
Read Announcing ChemEd X Talks for a listing of other scheduled Talks.
ChemEd X Talks will be recorded. We plan to publish portions of the recorded Talks on chemedx.org. With respect for the privacy of participants the published portions will primarily focus on the presentation and efforts will be made to mask participant identities. By registering for a ChemEd X Talk you are agreeing to be recorded.