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Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | September 6, 2018 Lessons Learned from the 2018 AP Chemistry Exam
During this webinar, Paul Bonvallet, Chief Reader, will outline the logistics and scoring process for the 2018 AP Chemistry exam and discuss practices for consistent, fair, and accurate grading of the free-response section. The presentation will then review in detail all the free-response questions from the 2018 AP Chemistry Exam and highlight the most common student misconceptions revealed during the scoring of the test papers. The presenter will suggest several teaching strategies to address these common misconceptions in the classroom and in the teaching laboratory. The webinar will include information on the application process for becoming an AP Chemistry Reader.
Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | September 25, 2018 Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Items for Chemistry
As teachers begin the school year, planning often involves a focus on assessment. Multiple-choice questions are commonly used on chemistry tests, despite the fact that many teachers have never been trained in how to write them. AP chemistry teachers face the challenge of finding multiple-choice items that are similar in style and format to those that appear on the AP exam. The theme of this webinar is the process of writing items that emphasize conceptual understanding and higher-order cognitive skills. Co-presenters Michael Farabaugh and Linda Cummings have experience as both AP readers and item writers for the AP exam. They will not only discuss techniques for improving the quality of existing questions but also provide suggestions for how to get started when writing your own. Although this webinar will be beneficial for teachers of AP chemistry, it is intended for any teacher who wants to learn more about the construction of multiple-choice items. Participants will have the option to submit two original multiple-choice questions after they register. Some of these questions will be used as examples during the webinar. Come join us for a presentation that promises to be (A) informative (B) valuable (C) relevant (D) all of the above!
Teaching Resources | May 8, 2018 ChemCom: Not Your Typical Chemistry Textbook
Most chemistry books focus on chemistry and on occasion relate it to students’ real lives. ChemCom teaches chemistry through the lens of real life. During this webinar, learn about how ChemCom embraces modeling, NGSS, and hands-on activities to make chemistry relevant and exciting to students. To familiarize yourself with the text before the webinar, visit www.acs.org/chemcom. There, you can also request a review copy. Published in 2012, Chemistry in the Community is still as relevant as ever.
Teaching Resources | May 2, 2018 Science Coaches - 2018
Please join Jackie Meyer, the Science Coaches Associate, as she outlines the benefits for teachers and coaches in the two Science Coaches programs, One-on-One and Teams.
Teaching Methods, Advanced Chemistry | April 24, 2018 AP Chemistry – A Review Plan
When one teaches AP Chemistry to sophomores in one year with no previous chemistry course, and at breakneck speed with no breathing room between August and April, review becomes a crucial part of the process. Ask one of my kids what they know about PES in the first week of April and the answer is usually, "What's PES?". As such, one month of review is a vital component in my course. Join Adrian Dingle for a breakdown of what he does to bring his AP students up to speed in the month before the AP exam.
Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | April 17, 2018 Modeling Instruction: Pedagogy and Practice
Hear Erica Posthuma-Adams and Ryan Bruick talk about incorporating modeling instruction into the high school chemistry classroom.
Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | April 11, 2018 Teaching Methods and Resources for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) 2018
Join AACT and the ACS in celebrating marine chemistry during the upcoming Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) campaign with the theme, “Dive into Marine Chemistry.”
Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | March 22, 2018 Using POGIL in the Chemistry Classroom: Objectives, Practices, and Outcomes
POGIL activities can be used to engage students in chemistry lessons through the use of student teams, effective models and tiered questioning. In this webinar, the goals and objectives of POGIL activities will be explained and clarified.
Teaching Resources | March 14, 2018 NGSS-Aligned Elementary Classroom Resources from AACT
This webinar highlights five AACT lesson plans for the 5th grade classrooms that align with NGSS. There are 16 performance expectations for 5th grade and the lessons outlines will help your students meet 13 of them. Topics include modeling molecules, plant chemistry, environmental science, water purification, and salting the roads when it snows.
Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | March 7, 2018 Helping Students Show What They Know – An AACT AP Chemistry Webinar
Your students have worked hard all year to master the concepts of AP Chemistry. They have slogged through numerous problems, taken many exams, and completed laboratory work. Yet, many of them have trouble “putting it all together” when AP exam time comes. How can we best help them “show what they know”? This is the theme of this AACT AP Chemistry webinar.
Teaching Resources | February 13, 2018 But I Don’t Teach Chemistry – A Webinar for K-8 Science Teachers
Join us for a hands-on webinar to explore chemistry connections through the Chemical Educational Foundation’s You Be The Chemist programs. Three expert elementary and middle school educators will guide you through interdisciplinary, hands-on activities that demonstrate how chemistry is the foundation for life, earth and space science; history; physics; and music. Find out how you can use chemistry content to enhance learning – even if you are not a chemistry teacher!
Technology | January 30, 2018 Incorporating PhET Simulations into a Unit on Covalent Bonding, Liquids, and Solids
Experienced high school chemistry teacher and former PhET employee Trish Loeblein provides tips for how to incorporate simulations from PhET into topical units for high school chemistry.
Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | January 23, 2018 Particle-Level Inquiry Chemistry Activities
Learn about particle-level chemistry activities for your chemistry course. All activities were developed and tested as part of the Target Inquiry program. They can be used at all levels of high school chemistry and aligned well with NGSS standards.
Teaching Resources | January 17, 2018 Use Other People’s Money to Enhance Your Classroom
Learn about grant opportunities available to high school chemistry teachers from the American Chemical Society and the process for writing a fundable proposal. Presenter Kenetia Thompson works in the Education Division of the American Chemical Society and oversees the grant programs. She will be joined by past grant recipients who will talk about the process and how they used their funding.
Lab & Safety, Advanced Chemistry, Technology | December 6, 2017 Integrating Virtual Labs into the AP/IB Chemistry Curriculum
Virtual chemistry labs can not only help teachers meet specific learning targets in the AP chemistry curriculum, but they also enable students to take an investigative and experimental approach to learning chemistry. Virtual labs can bring textbook concepts to life as students run "what if" experiments on their laptops.
Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources | November 8, 2017 Chemistry on a Budget: Green and Effective Labs on a Dime
Chemistry teachers from all types of schools around the country are tasked with teaching a well-rounded chemistry course that has robust and safe lab activities. Unfortunately, many do not have the resources to order chemicals and lab supplies from traditional sources. Luckily for them, Beyond Benign has lots of safe, green, and robust laboratory experiments for high school chemistry that use common household items that are not only inexpensive, but easy to find. In this webinar, Annette Sebuyira will share her experiences using Beyond Benign resources to teach chemistry at various levels to her students at Guilderland High School in New York. You will also hear from Mollie Enright, a Program Manager at Beyond Benign, and learn about the variety of free, high school resources available for download from their website.
Teaching Resources | November 1, 2017 Leadership and STEM Learning with the Einstein Fellowship
The Albert Einstein Fellowship brings K-12 STEM educators together from across the country to tap into their experiences to shape and lead the conversation around STEM at a national level. During this webinar, Einstein Fellows and alumni will share their unique experiences they have been granted with fellow educators, discuss what they’ve learned about teacher leadership, and provide some insight into a day in the life of an Einstein Fellow.
Teaching Resources | October 25, 2017 The Rocky Road to Chemistry
Rocks and minerals can bring chemical principles "down to earth" through teacher demos and student hands-on activities. We will explore a variety of lesser known ways to bring the natural world directly to those we teach. This is perfectly in sync with our National Chemistry week theme, Chemistry Rocks.
Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | October 18, 2017 The Role of the Journal of Chemical Education in Teaching and Learning
The Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) has a long history of supporting chemistry instructors by providing high quality information. As a world leader in the publication of primary research in chemical education, as well as a source of many practical ideas for teaching chemistry, JCE provides both broad and deep coverage of teaching and learning the central science. The presentation will provide a brief outline of the history and structure of JCE, provide examples of exemplary high school level content and how teachers have used it, and show attendees how to best take advantage of the new AACT benefit of 25 free ACS downloads.
Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | October 12, 2017 Don't Flip Out About Flipped Classrooms
Flipping the classroom is an exciting method that can free up class time for inquiry labs, activities, and other student interactions to promote an active learning environment. But the flipping process may seem daunting, and it doesn’t have to be! You will obtain access to tools and strategies to make your transition to a flipped classroom smooth and successful for you and your students.
Teaching Resources | September 27, 2017 AACT Resources and Website Open House – September 2017
AACT President, Jenelle Ball, Immediate Past President, Scott Hawkins, and President-Elect, Sherri Rukes guide participants on a virtual tour the AACT website.
Teaching Methods | September 21, 2017 What I Learned (And How I Survived) My First Year of Teaching High School Chemistry
I never intended to teach high school chemistry, and I was never trained to be a high school teacher; however, I was asked to teach high school as a part of my responsibilities as a first-year professor at a large, Midwestern university. I learned a lot from that experience, including strategies that I use in my university courses to this day. I also learned just how hard it is to be a first-year high school chemistry teacher because I experienced first-hand many of the challenges that all first-year chemistry teachers face! In this presentation, I will talk about some of the challenges I encountered that year, and some of the strategies that I used to address those challenges and to (eventually) survive and thrive in my high school teaching experience.
Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | September 7, 2017 Lessons Learned from the 2017 AP Chemistry Exam
During this webinar, Paul Bonvallet, Chief Reader, will outline the logistics and scoring process for the 2017 AP Chemistry exam and discuss practices for consistent, fair, and accurate grading of the free-response section. The presentation will then review in detail all the free-response questions from the 2017 AP Chemistry Exam and highlight the most common student misconceptions revealed during the scoring of 160,000 test papers. The presenter will suggest several teaching strategies to address these common misconceptions in the classroom and in the teaching laboratory. The webinar will include information on the application process for becoming an AP Chemistry Reader.
Teaching Resources | May 17, 2017 Using The Best Of ChemMatters in the Chemistry Classroom
The Best of ChemMatters: Connecting Science and Literacy helps high school science teachers to connect STEM content, scientific literacy, and reading comprehension. The book features 12 teacher-tested lesson plans based on articles from ChemMatters, an award-winning magazine published by ACS. In this webinar, two teachers will talk about how they used lesson plans from the book in their classrooms, helping students understand chemistry concepts and improve their science literacy, critical thinking and reading comprehension skills.
Teaching Resources | May 4, 2017 Mystery of Matter Resources for the Chemistry Classroom
Producer Stephen Lyons gives a guided tour of the Mystery of Matter website, revealing all the free educational resources developed for the PBS chemistry series, including a Teacher’s Guide, 60 short film clips, and 32 short videos. High school chemistry & physics teacher Sue Klemmer also shares ways to use the Mystery of Matter resources in self-paced and whole-class instruction to meet national and local science education standards.
- September 6, 2018 | Lessons Learned from the 2018 AP Chemistry Exam
- September 25, 2018 | Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Items for Chemistry