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September 28, 2023 | Advanced Chemistry Lessons Learned from the 2023 AP Chemistry Exam
Join the AP Chemistry Instructional Director, Jamie Benigna, for a detailed analysis of free-response questions from last year’s AP Chemistry exam.
September 13, 2023 | Teaching Resources AACT Resources and Open House – 2023
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of being a member of the AACT? Discover how AACT membership can enhance your experience in the chemistry classroom. Join our AACT presidential board for an overview of how to use the website to make lesson planning easier!!
July 19, 2023 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Virtual Summer Symposium: Structuring a Successful School Year
Join AACT for our 2023 symposium. From creating a positive classroom culture to having easy to implement, targeted labs to well-written assessment, mastering the skills to have a successful school year takes time and experience. During this symposium, hear from several teachers about how they structure their school year and what they incorporate to make learning both meaningful and thorough.
May 11, 2023 | Teaching Resources ChemClub and Science Coaches Programs: Get Involved with AACT!
Join us at this webinar to learn more about two AACT unique opportunities! The ChemClub program supports teachers who sponsor extracurricular chemistry clubs in their school. Through involvement in ChemClub, students have a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. The Science Coaches Program is a joint ACS and AACT educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States.
May 03, 2023 | Teaching Methods Belonging: Bringing Identity and Equity Through Story to the Classroom
The 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, Jill Latchana will lead a discussion where Einstein Fellows share what they have learned during their fellowship and the changes they plan to make in their classrooms using storytelling.
April 25, 2023 Program-In-A-Box Series: Carbon Dioxide to the Rescue!
This program-in-a-box webinar features an engineering design activity for grades 4-8 students. Tips and tricks to use the kit will be shared.
April 12, 2023 | Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry AP Chemistry Exam Preparation: Quick Labs for Review
Join AACT for a webinar on helping your students review for the AP Exam. Paul Price will share ideas about using labs to cover key concepts that students will see on the exam.
March 22, 2023 | Teaching Methods AACT Office Hours: Inclusion in the Classroom
Join Anjana Iyer and Cathy Zavacki, current chemistry teachers, for a Q&A webinar. After sharing some brief tips about inclusion in the classroom, they will answer your questions related to making chemistry accessible to all levels, as well as any other teaching questions you have!
March 14, 2023 | Teaching Methods, Technology Using Social Media "Science" to Improve CER Skills
Our students are constantly viewing videos from social media sources that often demonstrate "scientific" practices. The constant access to information can lead to many scientific misconceptions. By using these videos and "life hacks", students learn how to take a scientific approach to question the validity of these videos. This high engagement lesson, created by Karen Sorenson, becomes a favorite of students each week as they look to determine if the week's video is Cap (Lie) or No Cap (Truth).
March 07, 2023 | Teaching Methods Connecting Chemistry and Materials Science
ASM Materials Camps provides professional development for teachers that showcases activities to teach chemistry with a materials science lens. Join ASM Master Teachers as they share how to open your students’ eyes to the science that is going on around them every day and offer a preview of ASM Materials Camp®-Teachers - a week-long summer professional development course for teachers.
February 16, 2023 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Engage All Students with A Chemistry of Gases Storyline
Join Sarah English to learn about the creation of a chemistry of gases three-dimensional storylines. From the anchoring phenomenon to activities to embedded assessments, she will discuss how she engages all students while collecting evidence of understanding.
February 07, 2023 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources How to Get ALL Students Talking: Cultural and Instructional Practices to Improve Student Discourse
Ally Bowers will provide concrete strategies and instructional materials to get all students talking in your chemistry class. Learn about the impact of positive classroom culture and practice a few activities that engage students in conversations about chemistry. All classroom resources will be shared!
February 01, 2023 | Teaching Methods Assessment: Small Changes, Big Improvements
Assessments are a part of our daily routine, yet our experience writing and reflecting on assessment varies. From lab to practice to quizzes to tests, Katy will share shifts she made to reveal student learning, reflection, and reasoning - and are still manageable to grade! Learn how her students take more ownership of their assessments and she has greater freedom to ask deeper questions.
January 26, 2023 | Teaching Methods Putting Both Learning AND Fun in High School Chemistry: Metacognition is the Key!
Most students come to chemistry classes expecting to memorize their way through the material; some even doubt their ability to excel. However, there is a way to get students to focus on deep learning and to motivate them to actively engage in the course. This webinar, presented by Dr. Saundra McGuire and Lorenzo Foster, will present concrete strategies that transform students’ attitudes from lackadaisical to passionate by teaching them metacognitive learning strategies and providing fun activities to engage them in critical thinking.
January 17, 2023 | Teaching Methods Using Intentional Lesson Design to Navigate Student Misconceptions
In this webinar, Nora Walsh will share ideas teachers can use to design lessons so that students have early opportunities to explore content in ways that prevent common misconceptions and errors from taking root.
January 12, 2023 | Teaching Methods, Technology Integrated Kinetics Using Technology
Chris Coker, a chemistry and physics teacher at Camden Fairview High School, instructs teachers on using a TI Inspire Emulator to be able to directly involve students in the analysis of the kinetics of the integrated rate law.
December 08, 2022 | Teaching Methods Finding Joy in Teaching Chemistry
Carrie Alexander is an experienced chemistry teacher who focuses on increasing student safety and motivation in her classroom. She will share some of her tips and tricks for making your day as a teacher better!
November 16, 2022 | Teaching Methods Methods to Incorporate Deeper Thinking in All Levels of Chemistry
Amanda Horan will share a general overview of various ways that she provides opportunities for her students to think deeply about chemistry in both first-year and AP Chemistry, including POGIL-like activities, whiteboard problem-solving, and inquiry lab activities designed to lead to post-lab discussions.
November 08, 2022 | Teaching Resources, Teaching Methods Self-E's - Chemistry, Photography, and the [Digital] Communication of Science-based Identities
Join Michael Noceda as he outlines a lesson to teach students how to recognize themselves as scientists using chemistry, photography, and exploring science-based identities.
October 27, 2022 | Teaching Methods AACT Office Hours: Labs in the AP and General Chemistry Classroom
Join Heather Weck and Sherri Rukes, current chemistry teachers and past AACT board members, for a Q&A webinar. After sharing some brief tips about hosting successful labs in the chemistry classroom, they will answer your questions related to designing and carrying out labs, as well as any other teaching questions you have. Note that this webinar is designed to be a liminal space for teachers to receive support, so the webinar will not be recorded or posted after the event. Select answers may be shared on the AACT website in the format of a news article.
October 12, 2022 | Teaching Resources Molympics: Celebrating 10 years of competition
Molympics is a free event designed by several devoted high school Chemistry teachers who have developed laboratory activities involving the skills of estimation, measurement, dimensional analysis, problem-solving, and fun! Join Doug Ragan to learn how to host a successful mole day for your students.
September 29, 2022 | Teaching Methods Lessons Learned from the 2022 AP Chemistry Exam
Join the AP Chemistry Instructional Director, Jamie Benigna, for a detailed analysis of questions from this year’s exam, explaining the rationale behind the questions and the policies for scoring them accurately and fairly. Jamie 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.
September 20, 2022 | Teaching Resources AACT Resources and Open House – 2022
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of being a member of the AACT? Discover how AACT membership can enhance your experience in the chemistry classroom. Join AACT President, Matt Perekupka, Immediate Past President, Greta Glugoski-Sharp, and President-Elect, Michael Farabaugh, 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 21, 2022.
September 15, 2022 | Teaching Resources STEAM: Using Paint to Teach Stoichiometry and Solutions
Key components of a unit design that uses paint as a framework to learn stoichiometry and solutions will be shared. The unit uses three main checkpoints to weave the paint theme throughout before culminating in a lab experience where students make their own paint to use in a class mural. Attendees of this session will be introduced to the flow of this unit, as well as the format of each checkpoint activity and the final lab component.
August 31, 2022 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology Incorporating the En-ROADS Climate Simulator into your Teaching Practice
Modeling is a powerful tool for teaching complex systems. Learn about the MIT En-ROADS climate simulator and how to incorporate it into your science classes.
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