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    Advanced Chemistry | October 4, 2016 Results from the 2016 AP Chemistry Exam

    This presentation outlines the process involved in the creation and refinement of the AP Chemistry Exam, and the elaborate measures taken to ensure the consistent, fair, and accurate grading of the free-response section. The presenter reviews the free-response questions from the 2016 AP Chemistry Exam and highlights the most common student misconceptions revealed during the grading of 154,000 test papers. The presenter also suggests several teaching strategies to address these common misconceptions in the classroom and in the teaching laboratory.

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    Teaching Resources | September 20, 2016 Advancing Scientific Literacy with Inquiry Based Lessons Designed Around ChemMatters Articles

    This presentation explores specific strategies to improve students’ understanding of scientific concepts through reading and investigations. Highly-ranked ChemMatters articles are used to demonstrate the process of developing and implementing inquiry lesson plans based on non-fiction texts. Strategies to create specific learning goals and authentic assessments in line with NGSS and Common Core State Standards are also discussed.

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    Teaching Resources | September 7, 2016 Facing the Challenges of an Early-Service Teacher of Chemistry

    First-year and early-career chemistry teachers face many unique and complex tasks, including the daunting challenges of other content teachers, plus many of our own—safety concerns, equipment and supplies, the stigma of our content, and others. This webinar presents one early-service chemistry teacher’s experiences and perspectives on these problems, and provides thoughts on how to surmount them.

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    Technology | July 20, 2016 Ten Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

    We teach in 2016 so why do many of our classrooms look like they’re from the 1950s? Concepts from engineering can help to modernize our teaching methods and classroom style. We'll discuss tools for improving technology integration, collaboration, creativity, inquiry, justification for answers, writing for reflection, problem solving, hands-on learning, the role of the teacher as a facilitator, and transparent assessment.

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    Teaching Resources | July 19, 2016 Middle School Chemistry Workshop

    Presented at the Dow and AACT Teacher Summit in Austin, TX, this workshop focuses on activities from middleschoolchemistry.com—a free online resource from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Using hands-on activities and molecular animations provided on the website, we explore the chemistry behind everyday observations and make connections to fundamentals of chemistry at a range of instructional levels.

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    Teaching Resources | June 2, 2016 Getting Involved with Science Coaches

    Learn more about the new AACT member benefit, Science Coaches. Teachers are paired with chemists in the classroom, and virtually.

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    Lab & Safety | May 10, 2016 Considerations for Chemical Disposal

    Jennifer Bishoff outlines a four-part approach to chemical disposal: Planning, Collection, Storage, and Disposal. Specific topics include legal issues, pre-lab planning, segregation of incompatible wastes, hazmat pickup, and sources for information about the disposal process. This webinar is a follow-up to her "Managing Chemical Wastes in the High School Lab" article in the May 2016 issue of Chemistry Solutions.

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    Advanced Chemistry | April 26, 2016 What's The Big Idea? A Last-Minute AP Chem Review

    If you find the prospect of reviewing the entire AP Chemistry curriculum daunting—you’re not alone. 30 teachers from around the country have joined together to create a review resource to share with fellow educators that is rich with videos, graphics and key material on the AP exam. Each slide is designed to provide a snapshot of a single College Board Learning Objective (LO). All six Big Ideas and LO’s are addressed so your students can feel more confident on test day.

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    Advanced Chemistry | April 6, 2016 AP Chemistry Exam Review with Paul Price

    2016 marks the third administration of the redesigned AP Chemistry test, and many teachers and students still have questions about differences in curriculum and question construction. Paul Price, AP Chemistry Reading Question Leader and member of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee, designed this webinar around audience-submitted questions. He review popular question themes, as well as individual questions from AP Chemistry teachers.

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    Lab & Safety | March 22, 2016 Green Chemistry

    Learn how green chemistry can be used as a platform to teach core chemistry concepts in a way that inspires students to seek solutions to real-world environmental challenges. Learn about the additional benefits of teaching green chemistry, including enhanced safety in the classroom, budget-friendly labs, and the use common household products. Useful for all levels of chemistry, including advanced and AP.

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    Teaching Methods | March 9, 2016 Beyond the Octet Rule

    Modeling Instruction offers a unique analogous model of electrons in the atom from an analysis of ionization energies that allows students to explain bonding and periodic behavior. This model is more robust than the usual energy level rings, yet is conceptually more concrete than a quantum orbital model. This presentation covers alignment with College Board AP Chemistry Essential Knowledge 1.B.1 and 1.B.2 and the related Learning Objectives.

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    Technology | February 23, 2016 Making Topic Specific Videos

    It can be daunting to consider creating an entire set of video resources to accompany your curriculum. But with some effort up front you can maximize engagement, retention, and enthusiasm in the classroom. Once recorded your content can be used every year, and by students as study tools. Whatever your skill level, learn how to easily make content in this webinar.

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    Technology | February 9, 2016 Incorporating PhET Simulations

    Experienced high school chemistry teachers and PhET K–12 specialists join us for a third webinar to discuss effective ways to use PhET simulations. This webinar will focus on using the simulations to help students learn about atomic structure, molecule polarity, and acid-base solutions.

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    Teaching Methods | January 28, 2016 NGSS based Strategies for Facilitating Student Learning in Chemistry and Physics

    Learn a number of NGSS-based strategies you can use and adapt in your classroom. Come prepared with your questions to make the most of this interactive webinar. This is the second webinar in our series presented in partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

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    Technology, Teaching Methods | January 12, 2016 Why Flip? Reach Every Student In Every Class Every Day

    Implementing the Flipped Class model provides teachers with more face-to-face time with students, allows for true differentiation, compels students to take responsibility for their own learning, and enables them to master rigorous course concepts. Flipped Classroom pioneer Aaron Sams demonstrates how a Flipped Class can transform today's educational climate and increase student learning outcomes.

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    Lab & Safety | December 8, 2015 Creating a Culture of Safety

    As teachers we are responsible for generating general safety understanding within the laboratory setting, and for creating a culture of safety in the science classroom from day one. Together we'll examine important aspects of a safe science laboratory, and participants will learn how to create a culture of safety in their own science classroom.

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    Teaching Methods | November 4, 2015 An Overview of POGIL

    Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) uses specially designed resources that guide student learning to teach content while improving process skills. Webinar participants learn about The POGIL Project, the philosophy which supports POGIL pedagogy, and the value of the POGIL instruction. Attendees will receive information about how start POGIL in their classroom, where to find instruction resources, and information about local workshops.

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    Advanced Chemistry | October 20, 2015 Spectroscopy

    Presented by AACT and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), this webinar is targeted at middle and high school teachers. It addresses what spectroscopy is, how it fits into the curriculum at each level, the theory behind it, what it is good for, and how it can be done in the classroom.

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    Teaching Resources | October 15, 2015 NGSS and Middle School Chemistry

    Learn about simple inexpensive middle school lessons you can do with students that address the Next Generation Science Standards. We’ll discuss components of standard MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

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    Teaching Resources | October 8, 2015 molympics and the Use of Social Media for Collaboration

    We teach it, some celebrate it, and we try to make it engaging for our students. What is it? The mole concept and Mole Day! So how do we make it engaging for our students? Kristin and Doug introduce #molympics—an idea started on Twitter that resulted in five activities (events) not very different from what most chemistry teachers do in their own classrooms.

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    Advanced Chemistry | September 30, 2015 Linking Chemistry and Drug Action

    This webinar presents four AP and IB topics—hydrogen bonding, equilibrium, first-order kinetics, and acidity—and their applications to the discovery of new pharmaceuticals. These topics and applications may be useful for increasing engagement of advanced high school chemistry students.

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    Advanced Chemistry | September 17, 2015 Starting Off the New Year with AP Chemistry

    2015 marked the second administration of the redesigned AP Chemistry test. After two exams, many teachers and students still have questions about differences in curriculum and question construction. This presentation explains how you can start out the year with AP Chemistry and configure your materials to be more aligned with the revised curriculum.

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    Technology | May 20, 2015 Using ODYSSEY in the Chemistry Classroom

    Visualization and simulation at the molecular level is highly instructive and fun for both students and teachers. An experienced high school chemistry teacher and a chemistry curriculum developer share ideas for integrating ODYSSEY in your classroom.

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    Technology | April 14, 2015 The Connected Chemistry Curriculum In Action

    An experienced teacher shares how she uses the Connected Chemistry Curriculum (CCC) to teach topics including reactions, gases, acids/bases, and buffers. She also discusses how to work around technology limitations.

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    Advanced Chemistry | April 7, 2015 Preparing for the AP Chemistry Exam: Insights and Your Questions

    2015 marks the second administration of the redesigned AP Chemistry test. After one exam, many teachers and students have questions about differences in curriculum and question construction. In this webinar, Paul reviews how questions are created in light of the new curriculum framework, highlights new areas of emphasis in the revised curriculum, and answers your questions.