AP® Chemistry Experienced
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

This course is designed for experienced AP Chemistry teachers and will focus on refining your course to better coincide with the AP Chemistry Course Outline with the goal of improving student performance on the AP Chemistry Exam. The week will incorporate current technologies regarding laboratories and classroom instruction. An emphasis will be placed on appropriate pacing and assessment techniques. At least three or four afternoon laboratory sessions will be incorporated into the program.

What to Bring: Please bring the following items when you come:

  • A copy of your favorite classroom demonstration
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Any data collection devices that you use in your classroom (old CBLs, CBL 2, LabPro, LabQuest, Spark, etc.)
  • Any data collection interfaces you use or think may be "broken" or need their operating system updated
  • Goggles
  • Closed-toe shoes for the laboratory

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AP® Chemistry
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

This workshop will outline the most recent information involving the AP Chemistry redesign. Designed to provide participants with confidence for the upcoming year. Even though the exam will have a new format and some material will be cut from the curriculum, we are still just teaching chemistry. This workshop will provide tips, labs, worksheets, and ideas to help improve student scores and boost enrollment. Topics to be covered include:

  • Kinetics
  • Equilibrium
  • Acid/Base Equilibrium
  • Thermochemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • Bonding
  • Proper Assessment


Participants will perform labs in the morning and afternoons sessions and are encouraged to bring their favorite goggles, otherwise they will be provided with classroom goggles. Throughout the workshop, participants will practice AP problems so bring a calculator. A good time will be had by all and thorough collaboration will take place. High levels of learning for all.

Participants should bring their textbook and a graphing calculator. Attire for laboratory work will include long pants and closed-toe shoes. You should bring your own goggles and lab coat. Additionally, participants should bring their favorite lesson or activity to share.

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Pre-AP™ Chemistry (HS)
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

The objective of this workshop is to introduce Pre-AP Chemistry teachers to the level of rigor required to prepare students for AP Chemistry. The instructors will use a wide variety of instructional techniques that model what an exciting rigorous course should provide. A significant amount of the day will be spent in lab performing, designing experiments and learning how to use demonstration as an effective instruction strategy. Discussion will include methods of assessment which focus on including and adapting AP level questions in the Pre-AP Chemistry class.


Topics will include:

  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Nomenclature
  • Moles
  • Atomic Structure
  • Periodic Table
  • Bonding
  • Reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Net Ionic Equations
  • Gas Laws
  • Solutions
  • Acids and Bases
  • Nuclear / Organic

Participants should bring their textbook and a graphing calculator. Attire for laboratory work will include long pants and closed-toe shoes. You should bring your own goggles and lab coat. Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring their favorite lesson or activity to share.

Presenter-

  • Cheri Blackwood, Edmond Memorial High School, Edmond, OK



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