Events

Events at ChemEd X are professional development opportunities for chemical educators.

Events include webinars, workshops, conferences, and meetings of interest to chemical educators. Currently, this is placeholder for event listings.

by ChemEd X
Tue, 11/09/2021 - 12:07

Gas Laws are an essential and easily accessible area of chemistry to understand. They can be an excellent foothold into the inner workings of chemistry. In this ChemBasics Talk, Daniel Radoff will be arguing for moving a discussion of gas laws earlier in the school year. He will provide some labs, handouts, demos, and other ideas for ways of teaching this engaging subject. Register for this (FREE) hour long Zoom meeting to be held December 9th at 8pm EST.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 5 hours ago
by ChemEd X
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 09:19

Chemical bonding is a pivotal topic in chemistry classes that can be overwhelming for students and teachers alike - so much to teach, so many ways that it can be overwhelming! In this ChemBasics Talk, Nora Walsh will share her favorite activities, tips, and discovery activities for teaching chemical bonding and naming. Join us! Register for this (FREE) hour long Zoom meeting to be held November 4th at 8pm EST.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 4 days ago
by ChemEd X
Thu, 09/23/2021 - 10:18

Learning about the periodic table and how the elements are arranged are both essential to success in chemistry. In this ChemBasics Talk, Rachmad Tjachyadi offers everything necessary to plan a unit on the topic including linked NGSS standards, introductory activities and handouts, student and teacher notes, and manipulative activities. This content will be shared with the new teacher in mind but experienced teachers will find it helpful as well. Register for this hour long Zoom meeting to be held October 7th at 8pm EST.

Recent activity: 1 month 3 weeks ago
by Bob Worley
Wed, 05/26/2021 - 17:12

Join Bob Worley and others interested in microscale chemistry in July for a global chemical education symposium that will be held virtually.

Recent activity: 6 months 1 week ago
by ChemEd X
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 10:28

ChemEd X Talks with members of ACCT, Assessing for Change in Chemical Thinking. In order to teach chemistry effectively, we must ascertain what our students are thinking about chemistry and make a decision regarding what to do with what we learn. Formative assessment questions provide a useful lens into students' minds regarding what they are thinking about chemistry. Let us consider then, how categorizing formative assessment questions could help us plan out our classes more deliberately, in order to better design purposeful written formative assessments that align with our curricular goals. Join us! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held May 26th at 7pm EST.

Recent activity: 6 months 2 days ago
by ChemEd X
Mon, 04/26/2021 - 17:29

ChemEd X Talks with Erica Posthuma to discuss writing and communicating learning goals, developing targeted questions and prompts, and scoring using a standards-based approach. This talk will provide an overview of effective assessment design. Join us! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held May 11th at 7pm EST.

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by ChemEd X
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:40

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. 

Recent activity: 7 months 1 week ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:45

Typically held as part of the ACS National Meeting, this special event will be held virtually for the first time. You'll hear from James Bryant Conant Award Winner Michael A. Morgan who will reflect on his career and offer special insights and wisdom. There will be a short Q&A session with AACT President Jesse Bernstein before spending some networking time in breakout groups.

Recent activity: 5 months 3 days ago
by Scott Donnelly
Sun, 04/11/2021 - 16:35

Please join us in this Zoom presentation (free registration) to learn more about how to connect and integrate Green Chemistry concepts and ideas to the curriculum. Breakout room sessions will center around the use of Green Chemistry concepts/ideas in the GChem classroom and in OChem lab. Open to all faculty from high school through university.

Recent activity: 7 months 1 week ago
by Scott Donnelly
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 15:00

This Zoom presentation (= free registration) will share strategies and resources for communicating the facts about the teaching profession so students have accurate information about career prospects. Can't make it? Feel free to share this information with a colleague (or two).

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago