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    Teaching Methods, Technology | March 11, 2021 Exploring Collaboration

    Whether face to face or virtual, facilitating collaboration and encouraging students to engage in discourse can be challenging! In this webinar, we'll explore some tools to help support this work but, more importantly, we'll dive into the aspects of collaboration and how to create space for these factors in your own classroom setting. Come prepared to engage with your colleagues, share your ideas, and develop a plan for implementation.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | March 4, 2021 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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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | February 23, 2021 The Kitchen Chemist - Part 2

    Please join Jonte’ Lee, the kitchen chemist, on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm ET as he conducts a second set of simple, do-it-yourself at home chemistry experiments. Jonte’ will again demonstrate ways to enhance your distance learning chemistry lessons and how to take a simple experiment and increase its rigor in a grade-appropriate way based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will also learn how to make chemistry more engaging and student friendly. Please come with questions and be prepared to participate.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | February 17, 2021 Using Collisions to Teach Chemistry Through Game-Based Learning

    Collisions is a system of eight digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review more than 45 key concepts in your chemistry classroom. Collisions makes abstract concepts tangible by allowing students to visualize and manipulate the building blocks of matter, while providing a safe space to make mistakes and learn by introducing content through gameplay.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | January 27, 2021 Student-Centered Digital Activities Using Google

    Learn how to easily create and implement engaging student-centered activities using Google-based applications. Special emphasis will be placed on creating click and drag, modeling, and digital notebook activities.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | November 10, 2020 Using Virtual Learning to Foster Creativity in Chemistry

    In a time that demands flexible thinking, there is an opportunity to bridge science and art in new ways. Eric Nash is an artist, green chemistry leader, and high school teacher who brings his drawing into the classroom through creating coloring books, DIY paper models, and hands-on green chemistry labs. While transitioning to 100% virtual teaching, Eric utilizes COVID examples and critical thinking challenges to promote student collaboration and exploration. Eric will share ready-to-use direct-to-student videos, lesson plans, and print out models for online learning. Listen to him share his solutions to teaching chemistry virtually, and how art plays a role in communication complex concepts.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | November 4, 2020 Teaching Difficult to Explain Chemistry Concepts Using Sunflower for Science Simulations and Animations

    The Sunflower for Science collection of animations and simulations is a great way for teachers to explain difficult concepts in chemistry. In this session we will explore some of the more popular animations and simulations on the Sunflower for Science website, such as chemical bonding, and how to effectively use them for in-person and virtual learning. We will also explore some of the built-in learning activities designed for students to investigate on their own using probing questions.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | October 28, 2020 Lesson Building for a Virtual World

    This session shares pedagogy and instructional models for teaching science in virtual and blended learning environments. It demonstrates lesson building strategies that encourage students to engage, explain, and explore through live, virtual, and at home activities. It also identifies ways to use live and recorded instruction, and creative ways to evaluate student learning in a blended environment. At the end of the session, the presenter will lead participants through a chemistry lesson example that uses a combination of these models and strategies.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | October 15, 2020 The Kitchen Chemist

    Please join Jonte’ Lee, the kitchen chemist, on Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 pm ET as he conducts simple, do-it-yourself at home chemistry experiments. Jonte’ will demonstrate how to enhance your distance learning chemistry lessons and how to take any simple experiment and increase its rigor (that is grade appropriate) based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will also learn how to make chemistry more engaging and student friendly. Please come with questions!

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources, Technology | October 6, 2020 Using ChemCollective and the Online Learning Initiative to Simulate Laboratory Experiments

    During this webinar, Jeanette Stewart will present an introduction to the ChemCollective - Online Learning Initiative Collaboration. Participants will learn how to set up free teacher accounts as well as explore how to navigate the platform from both the teacher and student perspective. Instructions for setting up an account will be provided ahead of time so those in attendance can log on and work with the program as Jeanette speaks.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources, Technology | September 30, 2020 Building Virtual Labs and Activities with Formative

    Formative is a robust digital tool for creating activities for your in-person, hybrid, or remote classroom. With just a few clicks, you can turn traditional paper and pencil activities into digital tasks where you can see students working in real time and offer corrective feedback on the spot, a great feature for when students are learning at home. With easy-to-use grading tools too, you won’t be toting around piles of paper and can streamline your grading process. Formative offers a free and premium subscription service and allows teachers to easily share what they create. Join this webinar to learn more about it.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | September 10, 2020 NGSS…What Materials Are Out There To Help?

    For this session, we will be focusing on multiple tools that are available on the internet to help teach NGSS. We will be looking at places to find simulations, virtual labs and NGSS materials. There will be a variety of materials that we will go over, so you can develop a Chemistry course that fits your class needs including teaching Chemistry online.

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    Lab & Safety, Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | August 25, 2020 Filling the Void: Options for Authentic Investigations in an Online or Hybrid Learning Environment

    With the start of a new school year unlike any other, chemistry teachers will at some point need to decide the role of laboratory investigation within their new learning environment. Whether it’s hybrid or distance learning, our students still deserve opportunities to engage in the science practices that are at the core of quality science instruction. In this webinar, we will be focusing on two available options that have arguably the greatest potential for offering a legitimate approach toward authentic investigations in a digital environment—Pivot Interactives and ADI Online. Understanding what each platform has to offer in relation to your own needs will help your decision-making process and hopefully provide a sense of certainty within these uncertain times.

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    Teaching Resources, Technology | July 30, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Chemistry Games

    This symposium will focus on using games to teach chemical concepts, covering a gamut of topics from Lewis dots to NMR. The format of the games vary--some are played with cards and manipulatives, while others are playable online. If you are looking for creative ways to increase student motivation and understanding, this symposium will provide some exciting avenues for engaging students.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Technology | July 16, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: At-Home Activities and Resources for Teaching Chemistry Online

    One thing all successful veteran chemistry teachers have in common is a full toolbox of ideas they can rely on when the unpredictable happens. Prepare for the 2020–2021 school year with help from some of the best of those veterans! They will share some of their favorite “at home” activities and resources for teaching online.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry, Technology | July 14, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Teaching AP Chemistry Virtually

    This session will focus on teaching AP chemistry online. AP teachers will share instructional tools, online activities, and laboratory options for teaching AP chemistry virtually this fall.

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    Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry, Technology | July 7, 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium: Simulations to Enhance Chemical Instruction

    In order to gain understanding of chemical principles, students need to be exposed to concepts in multiple ways. Some simulations can be used to help students visualize chemistry at the particle level while others can be used to model laboratory procedures. In this symposia, various online simulations and accompanying lesson ideas will be shared that are versatile for both in person and online instruction.

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    Technology | January 30, 2018 Incorporating PhET Simulations into a Unit on Covalent Bonding, Liquids, and Solids

    Experienced high school chemistry teacher and former PhET employee Trish Loeblein provides tips for how to incorporate simulations from PhET into topical units for high school chemistry.

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    Lab & Safety, Advanced Chemistry, Technology | December 6, 2017 Integrating Virtual Labs into the AP/IB Chemistry Curriculum

    Virtual chemistry labs can not only help teachers meet specific learning targets in the AP chemistry curriculum, but they also enable students to take an investigative and experimental approach to learning chemistry. Virtual labs can bring textbook concepts to life as students run "what if" experiments on their laptops.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.