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  • July 29, 2021 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Best of ChemEd 2021 | Thursday

    Session 3 of 3

    Together ChemEd 2023 and 2025 committees are organizing the “Best of ChemEd” symposium with the help of AACT. Engaging sessions each day along with social events will highlight what ChemEd is all about – a community of chemistry teachers sharing ideas, resources and successes. dfgdfg

  • July 28, 2021 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Best of ChemEd 2021 | Wednesday | George R Hague Jr AP Chemistry Symposium

    Session 2 of 3

    In the Best of ChemEd session, the focus will be on the results of the 2021 AP Chemistry Exam. The Chief Reader and Chief Reader Designate will present the results of the 2021 AP Chemistry Exam. They will describe current practices in exam development and scoring, with an emphasis on specific content areas and skills that were tested on the free-response section.

  • July 27, 2021 | Teaching Methods, Teaching Resources Best of ChemEd 2021 | Tuesday

    Session 1 of 3

    Together ChemEd 2023 and 2025 committees are organizing the “Best of ChemEd” symposium with the help of AACT. Engaging sessions each day along with social events will highlight what ChemEd is all about – a community of chemistry teachers sharing ideas, resources, and successes.

  • January 30, 2021 | Teaching Resources Facilitating Hybrid Labs in Google Classroom

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  • January 01, 2021 | Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry Teaching Like an AP Reader

    Have you ever wondered if an AP Reader collects "insider" tips while grading the AP Chemistry Exams? In this webinar, an experienced AP Reader and Table Leader shares tips that she has gathered during years of participation in the annual AP Reading. After scoring thousands of exams, some patterns emerge that help us realize student misconceptions when we least expect them. Dusty Carroll highlights several places throughout the AP Chemistry curriculum where simple changes in teaching focus can help to increase student understanding, leading to higher AP Exam scores. This item was updated on 11/10/23.

  • December 03, 2020 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources Modeling Energy in Chemistry

    Establishing a common, correct conception of the particle-nature of matter and energy is key to the effective learning of chemistry. This webinar will introduce a curriculum (developed by AACT members) as well as instructional practices to help students develop a particle-level model of energy. Students will build arguments around how energy is transferred between matter via conduction and how changes in energy impact matter. Students will use their models to explain phase changes at the macroscopic level, symbolically through bar graphs and at the particle-level. Lastly, we'll explore how this early foundation lead into quantifying energy, developing the concept of chemical energy and connecting to energy ideas in other science courses.

  • December 01, 2020 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry College-level Labs That Can be Done in 50 Minutes or Less

    Do you need college-level labs that don’t take 2-3 hours? In this webinar, I will describe five meaningful labs that take less than 50 minutes each. These labs will cover the optics, kinetics, hydrolysis, entropy, Ka and Ksp. These labs are appropriate for AP/IB classes and general chemistry classes at a college or university.

  • October 15, 2020 The Kitchen Chemist

    Please join Jonte’ Lee, the kitchen chemist, 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!

  • October 06, 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 can be found in the side bar of this web page. Please download them so that you can log on and work with the program as Jeanette speaks.

  • September 05, 2020 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources Activities and Demonstrations Aligned with the 2019 National Chemistry Week Theme, “Marvelous Metals!”

    Because about 80% of the elements on the periodic table are metals, we should not be surprised that metals are involved in a lot of interesting chemistry! Exploring the properties of metals allows for facile connections to a variety of chemical topics including density, oxidation-reduction reactions, conductivity, and phase changes. In this seminar you will learn how to use familiar, inexpensive, and easy-to-obtain items to explore the physical and chemical properties of metals.

  • 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.

  • July 07, 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 symposium, various online simulations and accompanying lesson ideas will be shared that are versatile for both in person and online instruction.

  • November 13, 2019 | Teaching Resources Facilitating Productive Discussions About Chemistry in the Classroom

    When teachers engage in classroom discourse, student ideas flow quickly. Students share a wide variety of conceptions about chemistry, and teachers need to make quick, in the moment decisions to respond. What should teachers do next in order to make productive use of what students share in order to move their students understanding of chemistry forward? By completing this webinar, participants will enhance their ability to employ these eliciting and advancing teacher moves in a purposeful fashion to strengthen their students understanding of chemistry in their own classrooms.

  • November 06, 2019 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources Using NGSS Practices to Explore Chemistry Concepts: Arguing from Evidence

    In their first webinar, Jessica C Levine and Emilie Mosko shared how existing chemistry curriculum can be easily modified towards an NGSS storyline with a groovy phenomenon - The Lava Lamp. In this webinar, they continue to explore NGSS practices, specifically Arguing from Evidence. Presenters will highlight their lesson design to engage students in chemistry concepts such as reading and using the periodic table, observations of chemical and physical changes, chemical reactions, and conservation of matter as students solve an elemental mystery - The Priestley Lab. This webinar will highlight a compilation of labs, lessons and activities, drawing from a collection of available resources including www.middleschoolchemistry.com, and will showcase student work in problem based learning and arguing from evidence.

  • October 16, 2019 | Lab & Safety, Teaching Resources Doc Saves Everyone – A Framework for Equilibrium

    Equilibrium problems can be straightforward but can quickly escalate in difficulty when applied to solubility and acid-base problems. After working with students to improve the process I have developed a framework I call “DSE”, or the Doc Saves Everyone method. The approach not only addresses the algorithmic skills needed but, more importantly, also helps develop a stronger conceptual understanding. The approach is not necessarily the fastest way to solve the problem, but it does provide a valuable methodology for thinking through complicated chemical systems.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • September 05, 2019 | Teaching Resources, Advanced Chemistry Lessons Learned from the 2019 AP Chemistry Exam

    During this webinar, Paul Bonvallet, Chief Reader, will outline the logistics and scoring process for the 2019 AP Chemistry exam and discuss practices for consistent, fair, and accurate grading of the free-response section. The presentation will then review in detail all the free-response questions from the 2019 AP Chemistry Exam and highlight the most common student misconceptions revealed during the scoring of the test papers.

  • 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.

  • July 09, 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.

  • May 09, 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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