The Center for Teaching and Learning at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy now offers a variety of online professional development opportunities. Among the current selection, there is a chemistry offering titled Gamifying Chemistry.
In this Learning Experience, educators will explore the use of common games as a tool for an inquiry-based approach to introducing topics in general chemistry such as atomic structure and periodic trends. Relevant lesson plan materials, including templates for both in-person and remote learning, are provided. The full description as well as all of the online offerings can be found on the educator development website page. Those interested can also access the direct registration link for the Gamifying Chemistry professional learning experience.
Time Required: Up to 3 hours (This allows for a period of reflection and testing out the 2 presented activities.)
Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU): 3 hours
There are several other professional development opportunities available for grade bands K - 12 related to STEM, Inquiry Based Teaching, Problem Based Learning and Competency Driven Instruction.