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  • April 11, 2024 | Teaching Methods, Technology Is ChatGPT for Me?

    In this session, Mary Howard, a current ELA and science teacher, will talk about using ChatGPT in the classroom. Participants will learn exactly what ChatGPT is, how to access it and how to use it to help assist with instructional tasks in the classroom.

  • April 04, 2024 | Teaching Methods AACT Spring Office Hours

    Join Jenelle Ball and Greta Glugoski, current chemistry teachers, for a Q&A webinar. Jenelle and Greta will share a little bit about themselves and their teaching backgrounds and answer any teaching questions you have!

  • March 19, 2024 | Teaching Resources Using ChemMatters to Bring Science Stories to the Classroom

    As an AACT member, you might already receive a complimentary subscription to ChemMatters as a member benefit. How can you use it in instruction? During this webinar, we’ll focus on the February 2024 ChemMatters issue and show you how to find and use AACT and ACS resources to create a lesson where students make connections between chemistry concepts and the real world. We will be joined by Roxanne Spencer, who will share her experience teaching K-12 students to read and understand science articles.

  • March 07, 2024 | Teaching Methods A Deeper Dive Into Project-Based Learning

    This webinar builds on our introductory project-based learning webinar to learn how to make project-based learning more applicable and scaffolded.

  • February 27, 2024 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

    In this webinar, Barbara Nelson will share some benefits of project-based learning, how to get started, and how to counter some of the strongest arguments against PBL. She will share some of the projects she has her students engage in.

  • January 31, 2024 | Technology Tips for Using Online Chemistry Simulations in the Middle School Classroom

    Join middle school science teacher Jennifer Smith during this webinar to learn techniques for introducing and implementing chemistry simulations in the classroom.

  • January 11, 2024 | Teaching Resources Mini Webinar: Using a Molecular Design Challenge to Implement Engineering in the Classroom

    During this mini webinar, Jeannine Foucault will highlight a favorite classroom activity of hers in just 20 minutes! Join us to learn about implementing an engineering approach to building a molecular model.

  • November 13, 2023 | Teaching Methods AAPT & AACT Office Hours: Lessons Learned from Teaching Chemistry and Physics Simultaneously

    Join a discussion on teaching both chemistry and physics. Panelists will discuss tips, tricks, challenges and successes of being a teacher of multiple disciplines. Panelists include members of both AAPT and AACT with specialties in both Physics and Chemistry.

  • November 07, 2023 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry Particulate Diagrams: Facilitating the Visualization and Understanding of Particle Level Behavior in Matter

    In this webinar, Andrea Gearhart will share the “why, what, and how” behind how weaving particle diagrams into first and second year Chemistry courses.

  • November 02, 2023 | Lab & Safety Program-In-A-Box Series: Chemistry's Colorful Clue!

    Learn how to use the ACS laboratory kit, Chemistry's Colorful Clue, in your classroom with the help of our governing board ambassadors. Attendees based in the United States will receive a free kit to use in their classroom, while supplies last.

  • October 19, 2023 | Teaching Methods Teaching Chemistry with Students in Mind

    Join Patricia DeCoster, a retired chemistry teacher and professor at Sacred Heart University, to discuss ways to develop lessons that use NGSS phenomena.

  • 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 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources 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.

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