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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.)
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.
Are you looking for a new podcast to enjoy on your way to or from work? NGS Navigators is a podcasat that offers quality professional development to support teachers with NGSS content and strategies.
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.
This book is filled with computer based labs that can be used in a range of classes from high school chemistry to an undergraduate course in physical chemistry. Bentham Science has generously provided free online access to the eBook through June 30, 2020.
"Let's Learn About Chemistry", written by chemistry educator, Stephanie Ryan, introduces chemistry to kids through the use of comparison activities.
Course Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) are being developed and implemented at university and college campuses across the nation in STEM disciplines. Turning your course/labs into research based can be a daunting task when you don't know where/when to start. STEM faculty from Arizona State Unversity are hosting a free workshop at the end of May to disseminate their findings on their CURE programs.
During the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, celebrate CCEW 2020 April 19-25 with the theme, “Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry.” You will find resources and ideas to celebrate as an individual, as part of your own group or by working with other groups in your area.
AP Chemistry instructors Paul Price and Michael Farabaugh will share their experience in a 90-minute webinar, Helping Students Show What They Know – An AP Chemistry Review, on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020. They will share how they help students "show what they know" in preparation for the exam in May.
We really encourage all two-year college educators to speak at the 2020 BCCE about what they are doing that is working for their students. There are multiple types and communities of chemistry educators. Some of us are excellent teachers, educational researchers, or providers of public outreach. Each of us brings value to our understanding of how chemistry is taught and learned, and we can ALL learn from each other. Click on the title for more information on how to submit an abstract for this symposium.