ChemEd X Talks with members of ACCT, Assessing for Change in Chemical Thinking. Scott Balicki, Gregory Banks, Michael Clinchot, Marianne Dunne and Robert Huie will all take part. In order to teach chemistry effectively, we must ascertain what our students are thinking about chemistry and make a decision regarding what to do with what we learn. Formative assessment questions provide a useful lens into students' minds regarding what they are thinking about chemistry. Let us consider then, how categorizing formative assessment questions could help us plan out our classes more deliberately, in order to better design purposeful written formative assessments that align with our curricular goals. Join us! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held May 26th at 7pm EST.
Read Scott Balicki's recent blog post, What do you want to know about your students' chemical thinking? Categorizing chemistry formative assessments, for a preview of this ChemEd X Talk!
About the Presenters
Scott Balicki, Gregory Banks, Michael Clinchot, Marianne Dunne and Robert Huie, members of ACCT, represent a NSF-funded collaboration between university researchers, graduate and postdoctoral students, and high school and middle school teachers. ACCT focuses on fostering chemical thinking in middle school, high school and undergraduate classrooms through strategic formative assessment usage. To accomplish this we develop resources, tools, and professional development for teachers of chemistry to foster students’ chemical thinking. We also study how chemistry teachers’ reasoning about formative assessment changes and how chemistry teachers shift to emphasize formative assessment as a lever for change.
Scott Balicki, Marianne Dunne, Greg Banks, Robert Huie & Michael Clinchot
ChemEd X Talks are 30 minute virtual meetings that consist of a short presentation (10 - 15 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: ChemEd X Talk Schedule and Recordings