Programming for High School Teachers

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<ul><li><p> Division of Chemical Education Vol. 86 No. 3 March 2009 Journal of Chemical Education 293</p><p>Chemical Education Today</p><p>Calling All High School Teachers!This year Salt Lake City will host the ACS National Meeting and Exposi-tion for the first time. This is of particular benefit to high school teachers in the area, since it provides an opportunity to experience the valuable sessions an ACS conference can offerwithout the added expense and time it takes to travel out of state. In addition to the High School Teachers Program (above), Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) programming offers a wide variety of sessions. Whether you are able to attend for only part of a day or the entire conference, theres plenty to interest high school educators.</p><p>Sunday, March 22Are you available on Sunday, March 22? Start the day off with In-tegrating Nanoscience into the College and High School Classroom, Part I: High School Classroom (p 286) to hear from educators who successfully include nanoscience in their classrooms. On Sunday evening, build your social network at the DivCHED reception (pp 286287)no ticket needed! Also, the Exposition kicks off from 6:308:30 p.m., with additional hours Monday (95), Tuesday (95), and Wednesday (92).</p><p>Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24On Monday morning, those interested in Internet resources should check out the symposium Online Resources for Chemical Education: Web 2.0 and Digital Objects (p 288). Research in Chemical Educa-tion: K12 Teaching and Teachers (p 288) would be an excellent forum for those who want to know more about the motivation for chemical education research, its methods, and its findings. Monday and Tuesday afternoons (pp 288, 291) before the start of the High School Teachers Program there will be a celebration of the first 100 Journal of Chemical Education hands-on Classroom Activities. Find out why so many enthu-siastic teachers tell us that Classroom Activities are an indispensable part of their classroom.</p><p>Wednesday, March 25Programming continues even after the High School Teachers Program is over. A symposium Wednesday morning will highlight High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development: What Works and How We Know (p 291). Experimenting with clickers in the classroom? Find out new ways to use them at Novel Applications for Classroom Response Systems: Thinking Outside the Clicker Manual (p 292).</p><p>ACS National Meeting</p><p>Programming for High School Teachers</p><p>Where and WhenThe High School Program takes place Monday and Tuesday evenings, March 23 and 24, at the Marriott City Center Hotel, Olympus Ballroom. Teachers are welcome to come to one or to both sessions.</p><p>RegistrationAll attendees must register for the meeting to participate in the technical sessions and programs. Registration provides full access to the High School Chemistry program, the entire ACS meeting (SundayThursday), and the Exposition (SundayWednesday). Cost for registration for precollege teachers is $90, which includes the cost of the buffet dinner on both Monday and Tuesday nights. Early registration is between January 12 and February 23. Par-ticipants may register online at (accessed Jan 2009). On-site registration is possible but not encouraged.</p><p>Program: Monday Evening, March 23Tom Richmond, Organizer; Laya Kesner, Organizer, Presiding</p><p>4:15 Sally Mitchell (recipient of the James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching): Teaching Chemistry through Food Science</p><p>5:00 Christopher Mekelburg: Another Look at the Fizz Keeper</p><p>5:25 Dinner6:25 Greg Owens: An Innovative High SchoolUniversity </p><p>Partnership in Chemistry6:50 Bettyann Howson and Diane Krone: Hands-on, Minds-on </p><p>POGIL in High School Chemistry7:15 Alan Crosby: Visualizing and Teaching Quantum Con-</p><p>cepts in Chemistry at the High School Level</p><p>7:40 Victoria Costa: Benefit Risk Analysis with Showing Evidence Online Interactive</p><p>810 At the end of the days High School program participants may choose to attend the Sci-Mix poster session (see ACS final program for descriptions of papers presented).</p><p>Program: Tuesday Evening, March 24Laya Kesner, Organizer; Tom Richmond, Organizer, Presiding</p><p>4:15 Brian Woodfield: Virtual ChemLab</p><p>5:00 Erica Jacobsen and John Moore: Teaching Tools: Celebrating 100 JCE Classroom Activities</p><p>5:45 Dinner</p><p>6:45 Matthew Kriech: The Chemistry of Rockets</p><p>7:05 Brian Bennett: Local and National Chemical Science Career Opportunities with the U.S. Government</p><p>7:25 David Laviska: Building a Bridge between High School Education and CENTC Research: An Interactive Program for Integrated Outreach, Mentoring, and Education on Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming</p><p>7:45 Jan Vanderhooft and Jeff Statler: Quick and Insightful Demonstrations for the High School Classroom</p><p>Continuing EducationThe Utah State Office of Education will give six points toward re-licensing for attendance; certificates will be provided upon request. Every effort will be made to provide necessary docu-mentation to teachers attending from other states.</p><p>OrganizersTom Richmond ( and Laya Kesner ( are the local organizers.</p><p>Other Programs of Interest to High School Teachers</p><p>High School Teachers Program March 2324, 2009</p><p></p></li></ul>