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  • Teaching Methods, Technology | March 11, 2021 Exploring Collaboration

    Whether face to face or virtual, facilitating collaboration and encouraging students to engage in discourse can be challenging! In this webinar, we'll explore some tools to help support this work but, more importantly, we'll dive into the aspects of collaboration and how to create space for these factors in your own classroom setting. Come prepared to engage with your colleagues, share your ideas, and develop a plan for implementation.

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    Teaching Resources | November 19, 2020 Soda Pop Science

    Carbonated beverages, or sodas, provide a simple chemical system that can be used to introduce students to a wide variety of chemical concepts including catalysis, chemical kinetics, acid-base chemistry, chemical equilibria, the gas laws, and climate science. In this talk, you will learn about several simple experiments that can be conducted with sodas. For example, you’ll learn how to easily find the pressure inside a carbonated beverage, to produce a rainbow of colors by degassing a soda, and to quantitatively monitor the kinetics of foam production in the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment. Additionally, reports on the results of several small research projects that involve the science of sodas will be discussed. The results from these experiments could potentially provide inspiration for ideas for you and your students to explore.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | November 10, 2020 Using Virtual Learning to Foster Creativity in Chemistry

    In a time that demands flexible thinking, there is an opportunity to bridge science and art in new ways. Eric Nash is an artist, green chemistry leader, and high school teacher who brings his drawing into the classroom through creating coloring books, DIY paper models, and hands-on green chemistry labs. While transitioning to 100% virtual teaching, Eric utilizes COVID examples and critical thinking challenges to promote student collaboration and exploration. Eric will share ready-to-use direct-to-student videos, lesson plans, and print out models for online learning. Listen to him share his solutions to teaching chemistry virtually, and how art plays a role in communication complex concepts.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | November 4, 2020 Teaching Difficult to Explain Chemistry Concepts Using Sunflower for Science Simulations and Animations

    The Sunflower for Science collection of animations and simulations is a great way for teachers to explain difficult concepts in chemistry. In this session we will explore some of the more popular animations and simulations on the Sunflower for Science website, such as chemical bonding, and how to effectively use them for in-person and virtual learning. We will also explore some of the built-in learning activities designed for students to investigate on their own using probing questions.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | October 28, 2020 Lesson Building for a Virtual World

    This session shares pedagogy and instructional models for teaching science in virtual and blended learning environments. It demonstrates lesson building strategies that encourage students to engage, explain, and explore through live, virtual, and at home activities. It also identifies ways to use live and recorded instruction, and creative ways to evaluate student learning in a blended environment. At the end of the session, the presenter will lead participants through a chemistry lesson example that uses a combination of these models and strategies.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | October 15, 2020 The Kitchen Chemist

    Please join Jonte’ Lee, the kitchen chemist, on Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 pm ET as he conducts simple, do-it-yourself at home chemistry experiments. Jonte’ will demonstrate how to enhance your distance learning chemistry lessons and how to take any simple experiment and increase its rigor (that is grade appropriate) based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will also learn how to make chemistry more engaging and student friendly. Please come with questions!

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources, Technology | October 6, 2020 Using ChemCollective and the Online Learning Initiative to Simulate Laboratory Experiments

    During this webinar, Jeanette Stewart will present an introduction to the ChemCollective - Online Learning Initiative Collaboration. Participants will learn how to set up free teacher accounts as well as explore how to navigate the platform from both the teacher and student perspective. Instructions for setting up an account will be provided ahead of time so those in attendance can log on and work with the program as Jeanette speaks.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources, Technology | September 30, 2020 Building Virtual Labs and Activities with Formative

    Formative is a robust digital tool for creating activities for your in-person, hybrid, or remote classroom. With just a few clicks, you can turn traditional paper and pencil activities into digital tasks where you can see students working in real time and offer corrective feedback on the spot, a great feature for when students are learning at home. With easy-to-use grading tools too, you won’t be toting around piles of paper and can streamline your grading process. Formative offers a free and premium subscription service and allows teachers to easily share what they create. Join this webinar to learn more about it.

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    Teaching Resources | September 22, 2020 American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) Resources and Open House – 2020

    Join AACT President, Jesse Bernstein, Immediate Past President, Heather Weck, and President-Elect, Greta Glugoski-Sharp, as they guide participants on a virtual tour through the AACT website. The website (https://teachchemistry.org/) and all resources will be unlocked during the webinar so that attendees can follow along with the presenters and see all of the valuable classroom materials available to AACT members. Additionally, the website will remain unlocked until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. Everyone who attends the webinar and takes the post webinar survey will be entered into a raffle for a free one-year membership. This prize can be used for a new membership or for a renewal of a current membership.

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    Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | September 17, 2020 Lessons Learned from the 2020 AP Chemistry Exam

    Chief Reader Paul Bonvallet will describe the genesis of the 2020 AP Chemistry Exam under the highly unusual circumstances of this past spring. The presentation will provide a detailed analysis of 20 questions from this year’s exam, explaining the rationale behind the questions and the policies for scoring them accurately and fairly. Paul will share common misconceptions and errors from these responses and make suggestions on how they can lead to improvements in teaching and learning AP Chemistry. He will also provide information on how to become an AP Chemistry Reader.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | September 10, 2020 NGSS…What Materials Are Out There To Help?

    For this session, we will be focusing on multiple tools that are available on the internet to help teach NGSS. We will be looking at places to find simulations, virtual labs and NGSS materials. There will be a variety of materials that we will go over, so you can develop a Chemistry course that fits your class needs including teaching Chemistry online.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | August 25, 2020 Filling the Void: Options for Authentic Investigations in an Online or Hybrid Learning Environment

    With the start of a new school year unlike any other, chemistry teachers will at some point need to decide the role of laboratory investigation within their new learning environment. Whether it’s hybrid or distance learning, our students still deserve opportunities to engage in the science practices that are at the core of quality science instruction. In this webinar, we will be focusing on two available options that have arguably the greatest potential for offering a legitimate approach toward authentic investigations in a digital environment—Pivot Interactives and ADI Online. Understanding what each platform has to offer in relation to your own needs will help your decision-making process and hopefully provide a sense of certainty within these uncertain times.

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    Teaching Resources | August 6, 2020 Classroom Resources for K-12 Teachers of Chemistry from the American Chemical Society

    The Education Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) offers many resources and programs to help elementary science teachers, middle school physical science teachers, and high school chemistry teachers enhance their lessons. Join us and learn about the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), our Chemistry in the Community textbook, ChemClubs, two K-8 websites, Inquiry in Action, and Middle School Chemistry, ChemMatters magazine, the Science Coaches program and Hach Grants.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | August 4, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Inventing Green through Education

    From ocean plastics to global warming, today’s sustainability challenges require innovative, sustainable solutions. There is a demand for changing how we make our products, and we must foster the next generation to create while thinking of degradation, see the solutions within nature, and not be afraid to fail when trying new ideas. In this session, hear from students and educators on why it’s important to create a sustainable future and tackle the world’s biggest societal challenges through chemical science and invention.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | July 30, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Chemistry Games

    This symposium will focus on using games to teach chemical concepts, covering a gamut of topics from Lewis dots to NMR. The format of the games vary--some are played with cards and manipulatives, while others are playable online. If you are looking for creative ways to increase student motivation and understanding, this symposium will provide some exciting avenues for engaging students.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | July 28, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainability into Chemistry Education

    This symposium is co-organized with Andy Dicks and Lloyd Bastin and will highlight the incorporation of green chemistry and sustainability principles throughout the chemistry curriculum as well as through co-curricular activities such as clubs, organizations and service-learning opportunities. The focus will be on green chemistry and sustainability materials and models rooted in the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry that are designed to educate high school, community college, four year college and graduate students. These materials will include classroom teaching modules/courses, learning methods, educational research, laboratory experiments and experiences, and the integration of toxicology into the chemistry curriculum. This session will highlight collaborations between K-12 educators and academic partners.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | July 22, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Supporting All Students in the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry

    This session will focus on classroom-tested strategies to engage all of your students in effective chemistry learning at the middle and high school levels. We'll cover strategies for English learners and special education students, share ways to improve student understanding via digital learning, and more. Participants will walk away with strategies and resources to help all of our students learn chemistry.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | July 20, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Chemical Literacy Through Differentiation

    Join us to discuss ways to differentiate instruction to increase literacy. Major topics will conclude finding and evaluating information scores, using and creating science comic books, teaching diverse learners, and implementing the chemistry triad. All presentations taking different approaches to deliver differentiation that you can use in your classroom to increase chemical literacy.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | July 16, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: At-Home Activities and Resources for Teaching Chemistry Online

    One thing all successful veteran chemistry teachers have in common is a full toolbox of ideas they can rely on when the unpredictable happens. Prepare for the 2020–2021 school year with help from some of the best of those veterans! They will share some of their favorite “at home” activities and resources for teaching online.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry, Technology | July 14, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Teaching AP Chemistry Virtually

    This session will focus on teaching AP chemistry online. AP teachers will share instructional tools, online activities, and laboratory options for teaching AP chemistry virtually this fall.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry, Technology | July 7, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Simulations to Enhance Chemical Instruction

    In order to gain understanding of chemical principles, students need to be exposed to concepts in multiple ways. Some simulations can be used to help students visualize chemistry at the particle level while others can be used to model laboratory procedures. In this symposia, various online simulations and accompanying lesson ideas will be shared that are versatile for both in person and online instruction.

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    Teaching Resources | May 12, 2020 How to create a 5E reading lesson using ChemMatters

    Science teachers are being asked to incorporate more reading and writing into their lessons to support the development of students’ literacy. Toward this goal, teachers can use magazine articles that connect science concepts to the real world. In this session, we will explain how you can develop engaging 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) lesson plans based on articles in ChemMatters magazine or other media.

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    Teaching Resources | May 6, 2020 Science Coaches 2020

    Science Coaches is a joint ACS and AACT educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States. The program partners coaches (volunteer chemists) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and high schools.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | April 28, 2020 Laying the Groundwork: Supporting Potential AP & IB Students in an NGSS Course

    It can be daunting. There is not a lot of traditional chemistry in the NGSS upon which to build an entire Chemistry course, certainly, many traditional topics are not explicitly mentioned in the standards. Many of us teachers are at different points in our understanding of what the NGSS are and what they represent and I have heard from many teachers who are asking for help and guidance.

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    Advanced Chemistry | April 21, 2020 Scoring AP Chemistry Free Response Questions – An AP Chemistry Mock Reading

    In this webinar, you will experience how Readers are trained to score FRQs. Participants will be trained on the rubric for Question 1 from the 2018 AP Chemistry Operational Exam. Once trained, you will score actual student responses. Then we will go over which points would have been awarded at the Reading. By scoring a variety of student responses, you will see that the way students respond can make it easier, or harder, for the Reader to award points. And through this experience, you will gain confidence in your FRQ scoring abilities.

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