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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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BCCE: Day 2

By | July 31, 2012

Yesterday was another good day for me at BCCE. Here are some nuggets: SEE-I Technique: this can be utilized in chemistry to provide students an opportunity to clarify and explain their understanding of a concept. The “-I” part is the most critical, as students are asked to provide an abstract example of what the concept [...]

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BCCE: Day 1 Recap

By | July 30, 2012

While not always in realtime (thank you Google Docs offline!), you can follow and ask questions/post comments on my notes from the BCCE conference here. Day 1 was short, but pretty good. While all of the sessions I attended didn’t fit my needs, some were really good. I’ll only discuss one today. The end of [...]

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BCCE Bound!

By | July 28, 2012

Over the next several days, I will be attending the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education held this year at Penn State. This is the second time I've attended this conference. It's a great opportunity to comment with chemistry teachers and professors who are passionate about chemistry and more importantly, improving the quality of student learning. [...]

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