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Join Bob Worley and others interested in microscale chemistry in July for a global chemical education symposium that will be held virtually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rajasree Swaminathan has developed a series of books that combines story-telling and visual representation of the elements as human characters. Along with hands-on activities, these books have created enthusiasm in her chemistry classes.
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.
This year so many in-person events at school have not been able to happen due to COVID restrictions. One activity that the author's science honor society students have enjoyed greatly is the Skype with a Scientist Live sessions. Students register in advance and then have the opportunity to be face to face with a scientist.
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).
3DL4US: A New podcast explores the extension of three-dimensional learning to higher education. Many episodes are relevant for K-12 educators as well.