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    November 4, 2021 | Teaching Methods Becoming a JEDI Master: Perspectives from Teacher Leaders on How to foster Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    The Einstein Fellowship brings K-12 STEM educators together to serve in Federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices to shape the conversation around STEM at a national level. During this webinar, Jill Latchana will lead a discussion where Einstein Fellows and alumni will share their methods of fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom.

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    October 27, 2021 | Teaching Methods Empowering Youth through Culturally Sustaining Science Curriculum

    In this presentation two scientist-educator-researchers investigate the development and implementation of a culturally sustaining science curriculum. High school students participated in an independent project focused on chemistry and social justice. These activities were aligned with the culturally sustaining framework in the following five ways: content centered in the Next Generation Science Standards 3D framework, centering and following students’ interests, challenging the status quo by focusing on students as experts, sustaining student agency through artifacts and products that students chose and iteratively developed, and multi-modal assessments.

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    September 15, 2021 | Teaching Resources AACT Resources and Open House 2021

    Join AACT President, Greta Glugoski-Sharp, Immediate Past President, Jesse Bernstein, and President-Elect, Matt Perekupka, as they guide participants on a virtual tour through the AACT website. The website (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 classroom materials available to AACT members. The website will remain unlocked until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16. 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 a membership renewal.

  • August 26, 2021 | Teaching Methods Fall 2021 Virtual Chemistry Teacher Program

    Join us for a virtual chemistry teacher program! Typically held as part of the ACS national meeting, we will be offering this special event virtually. James Bryant Conant Award Winner Shea Wickelson will reflect on her career and offer special insights and wisdom. We’ll then host a brief interview with AACT President Greta Glugoski-Sharp, before spending some networking time in breakout groups and closing the event with a raffle.

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    May 5, 2021 | Teaching Resources "Why do we have to learn this?” Making real-world chemistry connections with the Science Coaches Program

    Do you have those students who always want to know what chemistry could possibly have to do with their lives? Or maybe your students are interested in chemistry but aren’t sure how they could turn that into a career. Perhaps you want to develop inquiry-based labs with real-world applications, or activities to get your elementary students excited about science. Maybe you want to feel more connected to the larger chemistry community. Whatever your interest, the Science Coaches Program has something for you! The Science Coaches Program 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 so they can collaborate on projects throughout the school year. Join us to learn more about how the program can benefit you and your students and how to apply. Presenter: Monica Wixon, Science Coaches Program Specialist, American Chemical Society Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:00 pm ET

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    April 15, 2021 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Spring 2021 Virtual Chemistry Teacher Program

    Join us for a virtual chemistry teacher program! Typically held as part of the ACS national meeting, we will be offering this special event virtually for the first time. James Bryant Conant Award Winner Michael A. Morgan will reflect on his career and offer special insights and wisdom. We’ll then host a brief interview with AACT President Jesse Bernstein, before spending some networking time in breakout groups, and closing the event with a raffle.

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    March 4, 2021 | Teaching Resources, Technology Free Virtual Lessons from ACS Websites middleschoolchemistry.com and inquiryinaction.org

    Are you a K-8 science teacher who is teaching virtually or on a hybrid schedule? Explore new, free virtual lessons based on the popular resources "Middle School Chemistry" and "Inquiry in Action" from the American Chemical Society. These lessons are accessible by teachers in editable Google Forms, to be distributed to students who need to conduct the lessons remotely. Lessons include videos of phenomena and investigations, and animations that explain observations on the molecular level. Based on their observations and information from the animations, students answer questions and draw evidence-based conclusions. Inquiry in Action Google forms are intended for late elementary and early middle school students. The Middle School Chemistry Google forms are appropriate for 6th through 8th grade, as well as introductory high school chemistry.

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    September 22, 2020 | Teaching Resources 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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    August 6, 2020 | Teaching Resources 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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    May 12, 2020 | Teaching Resources 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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    May 6, 2020 | Teaching Resources 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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    April 15, 2020 | Teaching Resources Brilliant idea: Einstein-Perspectives from Teacher Leaders on How to Build an Online Collaborative Learning Environment

    The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator 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 and alumni will share their methods for building successful online learning environments that foster collaboration.

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    April 9, 2020 | Teaching Resources Chemistry in Context: A Citizen-First Approach to Foster Student Engagement and Motivation

    Students are the next generation of citizens who will need to deal with the consequences of today’s global challenges (i.e., climate change, air and water quality, nutrition). As such, all students need to understand basic chemistry principles to gauge the accuracy of media reports. In this webinar, we will present a strategy to introduce fundamental chemistry concepts through a context-first approach using the ACS textbook Chemistry in Context. With chemistry principles woven into discussions on a need-to-know basis, students can easily grasp how chemistry influences their everyday lives. We will describe how a variety of media (e.g., videos, simulations, labs, demos) can be used to initiate in-class discussions and assist students with retaining knowledge outside of the classroom.

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    March 25, 2020 | Teaching Resources Making Chemistry Visible With Magnets

    Come see how Doug Ragan uses his colored magnetic circles and molecule magnets to enhance his students' understanding of the particulate level of chemistry. He is constantly finding new uses for them and they have served him well. Doug has used them to describe everything from simple solid, liquid, gas representations to balancing equations, formula writing, molecule building, and even to help his students write redox half reactions correctly. As Doug shares the many uses of the magnets, he hopes that you too will be able to enhance your lessons and your students’ understanding of chemistry through their use.

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    March 17, 2020 | Teaching Resources Teaching Climate Change with Chemistry Connections

    This presentation will focus on which chemistry topics are essential to learning about climate change. The webinar will also focus on how to make the abstract concrete by integrating modeling and technology in their classrooms.

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    February 26, 2020 | Teaching Resources Student Opportunities from the American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Learn about opportunities for the students in your classroom, including Chemistry Olympiad, Project SEED, and other programs from the American Chemical Society. The presenters will offer information on eligibility, getting started, and more.

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    September 18, 2019 | Teaching Resources Leadership and STEM Learning with the Einstein Fellowship 2020

    The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator 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. The application is open from August 12, 2019 through 8:00 pm ET, November 14, 2019

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    September 12, 2019 | Teaching Resources American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) Resources and Open House – 2019

    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, Heather Weck, Past-President, Sherri Rukes, and President-Elect, Jesse Bernstein, as they guide participants on a virtual tour the AACT website. 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. This webinar will be particularly valuable to teachers who are considering becoming a member of AACT or members who might not be familiar with all of the classroom resources that are available on teachchemistry.org. It is also a chance for current members to learn about the additions and updates that we have made to our website and member benefits. Everyone that 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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    July 23, 2019 | Lab & Safety AACT and Middle School Chemistry at ChemEd 2019

    Please join us live from North Central College in Naperville, IL on ​Tuesday, July 23rd, from 8:00 am – 2:20 pm​. We'll livestream four chemistry workshops with hands-on activities from the ACS's middleschoolchemistry.com and from AACT. These workshops are great for middle school chemistry teachers.

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    July 9, 2019 | Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry Highlighting AACT Web Resources for Introductory/General Chemistry

    Join the experts from the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) on July 9 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET for a webinar to learn about the many AACT resources that can be used in a postsecondary introductory chemistry setting. You’ll learn about AACT web resources for general chemistry instructors, and will then be invited to an ‘AACT Web Open House’ where you can peruse and access resources from the entire AACT website at no cost for 24 hours. Not able to join the webinar? Don’t worry—it will be recorded and available to view following the live recording.

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    May 9, 2019 | Teaching Resources Science Coaches 2019

    Learn more about the benefits for teachers and coaches in the Science Coaches program. 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. Teachers accepted into the program will have the opportunity to form a valuable relationship with a coach. Come learn about how the program can benefit you.

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    April 9, 2019 | Teaching Resources Advancing Science Literacy with Lesson Plans that Are Aligned with CCSS and NGSS

    Are you asked to incorporate reading and writing into your lessons to support literacy in language arts? We have the right strategies for you!

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    October 24, 2018 | Teaching Resources Making “Space” for Astronomy Connections in Chemistry Class

    Does the wonder of space engage your students? Would they be surprised to find all of the ways chemistry applies to the study of our solar system and beyond? Join Michael Romano, a fellow chemistry teacher who just completed an Einstein Fellowship at NASA, as he shares numerous ideas for bringing space topics into your chemistry lessons to celebrate "National Chemistry Week 2018: Chemistry is Out of This World."

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    October 9, 2018 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources A Teacher's Toolbox for Lab Safety

    Join Jenny Bishoff to learn how you can use AACT resources to create a safer chemistry lab environment.

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    September 12, 2018 | Teaching Resources AACT Resources and Website Open House – September 2018

    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, Sherri Rukes, Past-President, Jenelle Ball, and President-Elect, Heather Weck, as they guide participants on a virtual tour the AACT website. 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. This webinar will be particularly valuable to teachers who are considering becoming a member of AACT or members who might not be familiar with all of the classroom resources that are available on teachchemistry.org. It’s also a chance for current members to learn about the additions and updates that we’ve made to our website and member benefits.

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