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Check out this all-expenses paid, remotely delivered, summer 2021 professional development institute for high school chemistry teachers. Apply before March 31, 2021!
ChemEd X Talks with Katy Dornbos about how she has transformed the way she is assessing her students - particularly on exams. 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! Join this interactive Talk! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 25th at 5:30pm EST.
This self-paced online professional development opportunity features two inquiry-based learning experiences that use familiar and easy to find materials, making these activities suitable for in-person or remote learning.
ChemEd X Talks with Chad Husting about how he has transitioned to standards based grading during a pandemic! He will share a quick trick that has the potential to solve many of the problems that teachers struggle with including having a mix of face to face and virtual students and keeping up with late work, make-up work and missing assignments! Join the conversation! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 9 at 7pm EST.
Some of the challenges associated with virtual instruction include connecting with students and checking for understanding in real time. ChemEd X Talks with Michael Farabaugh about how he uses the interactive features of Nearpod to create formative assessment items that provide valuable feedback and facilitate student participation. Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held Feb 2 at 7pm EST.
ChemEd X Talks with Melissa Hemling about “whiteboarding” in a hybrid or virtual classroom. Melissa will share how she uses the digital whiteboards to gauge student understanding and pinpoint misconceptions like she did pre-COVID. Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held January 26 at 5pm EST.
The ability to provide meaningful feedback has been one of the most difficult aspects of hybrid and distance learning. Using the Chrome extension, Mote, allows teachers to attach an audio recording of their feedback to student work.
Providing students with meaningful feedback greatly enhances their learning and achievement. ChemEd X Talks with high school teacher, Ariel Serkin, about the process she is using and how she is providing feedback to her students remotely. Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held January 21 at 7pm EST.
Students today will be mid-career professionals in 2050. What will the world look like? As a truly central science did chemistry play a crucial role in adequately addressing the challenges identified in first quarter of the 21st century? And what lessons were learned from what was taught in chemistry courses about resiliency and how to thrive and live in the midst of the complexity, uncertainty and abrupt changes brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic?