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. It is similar to ChemED (held in alternate years), but more geared towards undergraduate chemistry.
The conference begins with afternoon symposia on Sunday afternoon. As is usually the case, there are far more interesting talks than I am physically able to attend. As of now, I plan to split my time Sunday between three lab-centered symposia:
- Issues on Teaching and Learning in the Chemistry Laboratory
- Electronic Notebooks in the Chemistry Laboratory
- Guided Guided Inquiry
I'll be taking notes/updating my schedule in this Google Doc (feel free to comment!), and I will blog about the highlights each day. Follow #BCCE2012 on twitter this week to hear from many more voices on this year's conference.