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:
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:
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.
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.
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
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