Sign Up for Best of ChemEd 2021!

By AACT on May 18, 2021

We're working with the ChemEd 2023 (University of Guelph) and 2025 (Colorado) committees to organize the “Best of ChemEd” symposium! We have several engaging sessions for three days along with social events that will highlight what ChemEd is all about—a community of chemistry teachers sharing ideas, resources, and successes.


Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2020, 12:00 pm ET
Organizer: Jean Hein, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

  • The Microscale Agenda: Up Close and Personal
  • Using Modeling Instruction to create an equitable chemistry classroom
  • Making Chemistry Visible with Magnets
  • Kinesthetic Chemistry for All
  • My Chemistry Education Research Group
  • My PET demonstrations – make a bottle, carve a can and more
  • Engaging students and supporting learning with PhET simulations

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Wednesday - AP Symposium

Organizer: Jamie Benigna Director, AP Chemistry Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
: Wednesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm ET

The Chief Reader and Chief Reader Designate will present the results of the 2021 AP Chemistry Exam. They will describe current practices in exam development and scoring, with an emphasis on specific content areas and skills that were tested on the free-response section. The presenters will share statistical data on student performance and highlight common misconceptions on the most challenging questions. Participants will learn how the 2021 AP Chemistry Exam was constructed and scored, with the goal of incorporating these assessment practices into their own classrooms. There will be plenty of time to ask questions!

  • Paul A. Bonvallet, Chief Reader AP Chemistry Exam, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
  • Kyle A. Beran, Chief Reader Designate AP Chemistry Exam, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

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Organizer: Linda Cummings, Instructor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
: Thursday, July 29, 2020, 12:00 pm ET

  • Smartphone Spectroscopy Summary
  • Flip the Script on Flipped Classroom
  • The introduction of gamification in the chemistry classroom
  • Covid forced me to get creative with my course assessments, and it actually worked!
  • Fun and Games with
  • Beyond Bohr: replacing the Bohr atomic model with an accessible picture of how atoms and light interact
  • Implementing Claim, Evidence and Reasoning (CER) in your classroom

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