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    Teaching Resources | May 17, 2017 Using The Best Of ChemMatters in the Chemistry Classroom

    The Best of ChemMatters: Connecting Science and Literacy helps high school science teachers to connect STEM content, scientific literacy, and reading comprehension. The book features 12 teacher-tested lesson plans based on articles from ChemMatters, an award-winning magazine published by ACS. In this webinar, two teachers will talk about how they used lesson plans from the book in their classrooms, helping students understand chemistry concepts and improve their science literacy, critical thinking and reading comprehension skills.

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    Teaching Resources | May 4, 2017 Mystery of Matter Resources for the Chemistry Classroom

    Producer Stephen Lyons gives a guided tour of the Mystery of Matter website, revealing all the free educational resources developed for the PBS chemistry series, including a Teacher’s Guide, 60 short film clips, and 32 short videos. High school chemistry & physics teacher Sue Klemmer also shares ways to use the Mystery of Matter resources in self-paced and whole-class instruction to meet national and local science education standards.

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    Teaching Resources | April 26, 2017 Science Coaches

    This webinar outlines the benefits for teachers and coaches in the two Science Coaches programs: One-on-One and Teams. Teachers accepted into the program will have the opportunity to form a valuable relationship with a coach who volunteers face-to-face or through a private, digital forum.

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    Teaching Resources | April 19, 2017 AACT Resources and Website Open House (2017)

    Take a virtual tour of the updated AACT website and explore valuable resources available to members. This webinar will be particularly valuable to teachers considering AACT membership, or members who are not yet familiar with all the classroom resources available on teachchemistry.org.

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    Teaching Methods, Advanced Chemistry | April 5, 2017 Teaching Challenging Concepts using Peer Instruction

    AP chemistry involves a strong focus on understanding, explaining, and justifying chemistry at the molecular level. Peer Instruction is a structured approach for helping students improve their understanding of such challenging concepts. This session will introduce the Peer Instruction approach and how the presenter, Dena Leggett, uses it in her classroom.

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    Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | March 28, 2017 Big K, Small k, and Buffers: Merging Equilibrium with Limiting Reactant

    As we approach the AP exam, buffers are always a topic that make students (and teachers) cringe. It is in many ways the “capstone” of equilibrium, yet having students develop a strong conceptual understanding (which makes quantitative problem solving that much easier) is always difficult. This webinar examines demos, sample labs, and pedagogical techniques as we delve into this important topic before the 2017 exam. In addition, the webinar examines how the similar ideas could be used to attack problems such as 2016 #6.

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    Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | March 23, 2017 What’s the Big Idea AP Chemistry Review Redux

    If you find the prospect of reviewing the entire AP Chemistry curriculum daunting, you’re not alone. 30 teachers from around the country joined together to create a review presentation to share with fellow educators that is rich with videos, graphics, and key material on the AP exam. All six Big Ideas and College Board Learning Objectives are addressed. Learn how to use the Big Idea Review 2.0 to empower your students to feel more confident on May 1.

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    Teaching Methods | March 7, 2017 Standards-Based Grading in the Chemistry Classroom

    Are you tired of your students asking "how many points do I need to get an A?" or "can I do extra credit?" Are you longing for a data-driven classroom? Do you feel like your grading system is broken? This webinar addresses both the ideology behind standards-based grading practices and practical steps for implementing a standards-based grading system in your classroom. From learning targets, to rubrics to grading without points, all of your SBG concerns will be addressed.

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    Teaching Methods | March 1, 2017 Incorporating Engineering Practices into High School Chemistry

    This webinar discusses the value of incorporating NGSS Engineering Practices into high school chemistry classes. Examples ranging from 20-minute pencil-and-paper activities to multi-week projects demonstrate various "flavors" of engineering that are suited for a wide range of budgets and student ability levels.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry | February 23, 2017 Teaching Students How to Better Answer Non-Calculator Problems

    Students in all levels of chemistry seem to struggle when answering questions that require them to explain rather than calculate their responses. Their words seem to fail them when they try to explain why the atomic radius of magnesium is smaller than that of sodium or why the melting point of lithium chloride is so much greater than that of potassium chloride. This webinar summarizes common problems and misconceptions that students have when answering questions about periodicity, bonding, kinetics, equilibrium and acid-base principles. It provides teachers some strategies for helping their students improve their ability to answer non-calculator based problems.

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    Teaching Methods | February 7, 2017 A Visual and Intuitive Approach to Stoichiometry

    Do your students struggle with stoichiometry? Many of the methods used don't really help students understand what stoichiometry is about. This webinar discusses how to approach teaching stoichiometry problems using a table set-up to make the process visually appealing and more intuitive for students. The process emphasizes proportional reasoning and explicitly connects the calculations to the particulate nature of matter.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources | February 1, 2017 Time For Student Investigation: Chemistry in a Petri Dish

    This webinar shows you how to transform the “Chemistry in a Petri Dish” experiments which originally focused on acid rain, into a full lesson using other AACT resources. It also provides basic information about how to run the experiments and includes alignment with NGSS--which calls for students to be involved in developing and implementing investigations that center on real world problems. These experiments are easy for the teacher to prepare and are fast enough that students can run them several times in a class period, giving them an opportunity for investigation.

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    Teaching Resources | January 25, 2017 Chemistry Demos: Connecting the Molecular to the Macroscopic

    Students have a hard time connecting what is taught in class with what they see in the lab. When students draw particulates of what they see on the macroscopic level, it can help them make the connection. This webinar introduces demonstrations you can use when they first learn the material, and demonstration questions that can be scaled up or down depending on the level of chemistry that you teach.

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    Teaching Resources | January 18, 2017 Elementary and Middle School Resources from AACT

    Join Rebecca Field, Elementary School Ambassador, and Sarah Paquette, Middle School Ambassador, to discover the many classroom resources available from AACT for K-8 teachers.

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    Teaching Resources | January 12, 2017 Enhance Your Chemistry Classroom with Other People’s Money

    Find out about grant opportunities available to high school chemistry teachers (including those from the American Chemical Society) and the process for writing a fundable proposal. Presenter Kenetia Thompson works in the Education Division of the American Chemical Society.

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    Teaching Resources | December 14, 2016 Take Home Labs

    The scope and size of the chemistry curriculum is continuously expanding, but not the time given to teach the material. Hear about one teacher's solution to this problem: implementing Take Home labs as a part of the curriculum.

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    Teaching Resources | November 16, 2016 Chemistry Beyond the Classroom

    Students eagerly participate in chemistry activities, when they join an ACS ChemClub program. Learn about ChemClubs from two teachers who have created successful programs that fit their school and students.

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    Technology | November 1, 2016 Incorporating PhET Simulations into Topical Units in High School Chemistry

    Experienced high school chemistry teacher and PhET K12 specialist Amy Hanson discusses ways to effectively use PhET simulations to help students learn about balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry, and solutions. Amy shares classroom resources for you to use with the simulations she discusses.

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    Teaching Resources | October 19, 2016 Incorporating Forensic Science Into the Chemistry Curriculum

    Two veteran teachers share resources for integrating forensic science into the high school chemistry curriculum. Presenters provide labs and ideas for teaching traditional topics such as acid/base chemistry, organic chemistry, intermolecular forces, types of reactions, bonding, and more from the context of forensic science.

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    Teaching Resources | October 12, 2016 Sweet Connections Between Igneous Rock Formation and Food Science

    The NGSS Earth and Space Science standards have been added to many chemistry teachers’ plates. In this webinar, Sally Mitchell and Tim Keough, STEM Master Teachers in New York, talk about connecting earth science concepts to the chemistry curriculum.

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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.