Long time no post…

By | July 21, 2014

Is this thing still on?

Much has changed in my life since I last posted. Rather than being overwhelmed by trying to including everything, I’ll just tell you what I’m doing for the rest of the summer.

I’m currently attending an AP Chemistry workshop at Taft School. Its the third workshop I’ve attended here (I did a 2-week AP Biology workshop in 2007, and a 1-week advanced AP Chemistry workshop in 2009).  I’ll post a bit more about this year’s workshop as the week goes on.Taft science building

In two weeks I’ll be attending and presenting at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Grand Valley State University.

I’m creating a workbook/”textbook” for my advanced chemistry course. I’d been fiddling with iBooks Author for a few years. I doubt current school will ever be able to move towards 1:1 iPads, so I’m doing it old school (pdf/print).

I’m preparing to begin my fourth year with Modeling Chemistry. I would like to adapt some version of Science Writing Heuristic (Claim-Evidence-Reasoning) for lab reports. I  may attempt the alternate sequence re: atomic structure.  Has anyone done this? (atomic structure after unit 4)?






Cheska on July 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm.

Hello! Glad to see you’re posting! Looks like some interesting workshops. Hope you’re doing well!


Chris Keipert on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Great to hear from you again! Given that we have no AP sort of system here in Australia I guess what you’ll be learning may not directly apply but looking forward to your thoughts all the same!


Tom Chuba on August 25, 2014 at 8:04 am.

I am brand new to modeling, but I’ve been teaching chemistry as the sage on the stage for quite a while. I am trying to figure out how to convert those lecture lesson plans into modeling style lesson plans. Do you have any hints or a lesson plan that I can use as a road map?

Thank you.



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