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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 21:11

Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2020 October 18–24, 2020 with the theme, "Sticking with Chemistry."

Recent activity: 2 days 17 hours ago
by Christopher Bauer
Sun, 10/04/2020 - 23:00

Come explore the “Fire and Ice” pedagogic field laboratory. Follow suggested pathways and perspectives, or blaze your own trails.  Visit for 10 minutes or for hours.

Recent activity: 2 weeks 7 hours ago
by Hal Harris
Wed, 08/19/2020 - 10:21

“Soonish” is a book about the near future, or “near-ish”, anyway. Unlike predictions of what will happen many decades from now, which are inevitably far off the mark, “Soonish” is an attempt to describe technological developments that have already shown some plausibililty.

Recent activity: 2 months 1 day ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:29

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) is awarded to a select group of K-12 STEM educators from across the US each year. Teachers selected as fellows serve in a federal agency (NSF, NOAA, DOE, NASA, etc.) or on Capitol Hill for a year, sharing their educator voice to shape STEM education policy and programs at the national level. Applications for the 2021 - 2022 are due by November 29, 2020.

Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Chad Husting
Mon, 07/27/2020 - 06:36

Ainissa Ramirez has crafted a great story book that introduces the non scientist reader to the idea of material science. Does material science influence people or do people influence material science? 

Recent activity: 2 months 1 week ago
by Sarah Rayder
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 16:15

The APsolute RecAP’s philosophy is to maximize students’ understanding and minimize their need for memorization. The episodes follow the updated CED and each episode is under 10 minutes in length, so students are able to squeeze in a quick, effective review session even if they don’t have a ton of time to do so. 

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:53

ScIC2 "Science is Cool" is a  FREE Virtual unconference that will be offered Thursday May 21, 2020! (Professional Development credit is available for purchase through Fresno Pacific University.)

Recent activity: 2 weeks 5 hours ago
by Michael Farabaugh
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:22

The mission of APTeach is to create a collaborative community where teachers can share ideas about student miconceptions, pedagogy, improving student understanding, and implementing best practices for teaching chemistry.

Recent activity: 5 months 6 days ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:51

Are you looking for a new podcast to enjoy on your way to or from work? NGS Navigators is a podcast that offers quality professional development to support teachers with NGSS content and strategies.

Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by ACCT Admin
Sat, 05/02/2020 - 10:24

If you are an experienced (3+ years) middle school or high school teacher of chemistry in the US in the Central or Eastern time zone, you are invited you to apply to participate in the ACCT professional development program to examine how formative assessment can foster students’ chemical thinking. Due to the changes in schooling caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACCT project is changing its plan for professional development for 2020-2021 school year. To respect the time that teachers will need to adjust with their students in the new school year, we will offer the ACCT professional development program in a synchronous interactive and remote (via Zoom) shorter format of a half-year, beginning in January 2021.

Recent activity: 5 months 2 weeks ago