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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 5 days ago
by Rajasree Swaminathan
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:43

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.

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks 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 Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:31

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.

Recent activity: 7 months 2 weeks 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
by Deborah Herrington
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 14:35

3DL4US: A New podcast explores the extension of three-dimensional learning to higher education. Many episodes are relevant for K-12 educators as well.

Recent activity: 8 months 2 weeks ago
by Scott Donnelly
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 10:24

General chemistry labs have changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What has been learned so far? And what will be the outlook for general chemistry labs post-COVID-19? 

Recent activity: 8 months 1 week ago
by ChemEd X
Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:32

Collisions is a system of eight digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review more than 50 key concepts in your chemistry classroom. Collisions makes abstract concepts tangible by allowing students to visualize and manipulate the building blocks of matter, while providing a safe space to make mistakes and le

Recent activity: 8 months 1 week ago