Chemical bonding is a pivotal topic in chemistry classes that can be overwhelming for students and teachers alike - so much to teach, so many ways that it can be overwhelming! In this ChemBasics Talk, Nora Walsh will share her favorite activities, tips, and discovery activities for teaching chemical bonding and naming. Participants will leave with a variety of class-ready materials, ranging from a Google Slides gallery walk to a dry lab for forming ionic compounds and a wet lab that ties all 3 types of bonding together. She will also highlight her favorite online teaching resources including sims, videos and animations. Both new and experienced teachers may get fresh ideas for ways to encourage student discussion and discovery about bonding. Breakout rooms and a closing discussion will provide opportunities to collaborate to develop new classroom ideas as well. Join us! Register for this (FREE) hour long Zoom meeting to be held November 4th at 8pm EST.
Nora Walsh teaches on-level, honors and AP Chemistry at FJ Reitz High School in Evansville, IN. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Emory University and a master's degree in secondary science education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She began teaching in Chattanooga, TN in 2004 and moved to Evansville in 2006 where she continues teaching at Reitz. She has been an AP Reader for the past 2 years, and has presented webinars for the American Association of Chemistry Teachers in the past. She is active on the AP Chemistry Teacher and National Chemistry Teacher Facebook groups, and enjoys sharing resources that other teachers find helpful. (You may be familiar with her document Write This, Not That on the AP Chemistry Exam). She also has a TikTok account that she uses for bite-size chemistry review (follow her @reitzchemistry).
ChemEd X ChemBasics Talks are Zoom meetings consisting of 20 - 30 minute presentations, followed by breakout rooms designed to dig deeper into the topics covered and allow participants to share their own ideas. When the breakout sessions end, the group will have a time for reflections and final thoughts. Teachers are asked to keep their video on when possible, ask questions and participate in the discussion. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited to 100, so register early! (Note: Please do not register if you cannot attend the live event. The recordings are typically published within a week of the event and freely available to anyone on ChemEd X.)
For more information about upcoming Talks and to find recordings of previous Talks visit: ChemEd X Talks, ChemBasics Talks - Schedule and Recordings