This course is designed for chemistry teachers who teach the first-year chemistry course. Beginning and experienced teachers are welcome! Concepts and laboratories appropriate for the first-year chemistry course will be explored during the institute such as reactions, states of matter, stoichiometry, atomic structure/periodicity, bonding, intermolecular attractive forces and thermochemistry. Participants will experience a variety of teaching approaches including guided inquiry, laboratory, and simulations. During the week there will be an opportunity for participants to share a favorite activity. Participants will engage in claim, evidence and reasoning approach to respond to a variety of scenarios throughout the week. An emphasis on increasing student engagement and increasing rigor will be an underlying theme.
What to have available: calculator, laptop computer, course syllabus, something to share, other common household supplies for at home experiments (l