Author Archives: Ms. Bethea

This Thursday at Global Chemistry Department: Ramsey Musallam

By | October 2, 2012

We’re excited to have Ramsey Musallam present this week at Global Chemistry Department. He’s blogged extensively about his use of the Explore-Flip-Apply learning cycle in his AP Chemistry course. At Thursday’s meeting, he will describe what this looks like in a typical unit, and how he assesses student understanding. You can learn more about Ramsey [...]

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Thursday, September 20: Join us for the first Global Chemistry Department meeting

By | September 15, 2012

The Global Chemistry Department will meet biweekly on Thursday nights at 9-10:00pm EST. Its an opportunity for chemistry teachers to meet for free, real-time professional development. Our first meeting will be this Thursday, Sept 20, and our first speaker is Corey Kilbane.  *Note, this week’s meeting will start at 10:00pm* His topic is Video as Pedagogy: [...]

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Coming Soon: Global Chemistry Department

By | August 29, 2012

This summer #chemchat (a twitter chat for chemistry teachers) launched on Wednesday nights at 8:30-9:30pm EST. Its a great opportunity to tweet with fellow chemistry teachers about a specific topic (inquiry, project design, dimensional analysis, demos, etc) to talk about the “why,” best practices, specific ideas that can be carried into the classroom. You can [...]

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BCCE: Day 4 and 5 Recap

By | August 20, 2012

I got wrapped up in my excursion to WV, so I’m just getting around to posting about the final days of BCCE. WV is BEAUTIFUL, by the way. Day 4 was a big inquiry day. Most of the talks I saw in the morning were a part of the Target Inquiry program out of Grand Valley State [...]

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BCCE: Day 3 Recap

By | August 1, 2012

Tuesday was a good day at BCCE. Highlights: I saw two talks on chemistry misconceptions. One dealt with oxidation-reduction reactions, and the issues some college students have using multiple representations to demonstrate their understanding of the reactions. Some issues seem very basic (such as representing an ionic solution at the particle level), while others were [...]

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