ChemEd X Talks with Katy Dornbos about how she has transformed the way she is assessing her students - particularly on exams. She was frustrated by how limited class time and text anxiety were restricting the depth of responses her students could provide. Her new method of assessing was born from her desire to decrease student stress, minimize her grading time and keep the questions challenging enough to encourage deep thinking. Both she and her students are happy with the results! Participants can expect an interactive meeting. Join us! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 25th at 5:30pm EST.
Katy teaches at Norris High School in Nebraska (@NHS_Titans on Twitter). She has been teaching chemistry, dual-credit chemistry, and physics for12 years in Omaha and Lincoln. She is a proud member of ACS and AACT and is a fan of POGIL, Modeling Instruction and Johnstone’s Triangle. She says she is learning that there are many good ways to teach the same content. Katy is looking forward to taking a team of high school students back to a chemistry tournament at WashU once Covid restrictions are lifted, but for now she is grateful to have safely been in person the whole 2020-2021 school year.
ChemEd X Talks are 30 minute virtual meetings that consist of a short presentation (5-10 minutes) followed by Q&A and discussion. Teachers are asked to keep their video on if possible, ask questions and participate in the discussion by offering their own ideas and experience with the topic. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early.
For more information about upcoming ChemEd X Talks and to find recordings of previous Talks visit: Announcing ChemEd X Talks