Donna Volkmann and Sally Mitchell
Department of Energy, Office of Science
As part of the American Chemical Society (ACS) fall meeting in Boston later this month, the K-12 education division will host a two-day HS chemistry teacher’s program August 16-17. The program includes workshops, resource sharing, and networking specifically designed for HS teachers. The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) is looking for a chemistry teacher attendee to serve as our social media correspondent. The purpose of the AACT social media correspondent is to share learning experiences and insight about the days’ programs and takeaways with teachers in the ACCT community who couldn’t attend the live program. The correspondent would be responsible for attending both days (August 16-17) of HS day programming while sharing the events of the days via live social media tweets & posts. Post-meeting they would be responsible for writing a post for the AACT blog which summarizes their experience at the event.
As compensation, AACT will cover the $100 registration fee plus $50 (for current AACT members), -or- cover the $100 registration fee and provide a free AACT membership for nonmembers.
What we’re looking for:
+A current AACT HS teacher member -or- HS chemistry teacher interested in becoming an AACT member
+A currently active Twitter & Facebook user; comfortable using hashtags, attaching images, and using features of both social media platforms.
+Enjoys writing, and can commit to a 400-600 word blog post by August. 27
Please email Nicolle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. I’m happy to answer any questions or provide more details!
If interested, contact:
Here is a list of American Association of Chemistry Teachers speaking at ChemEd this summer:
For a PDF: Demo BookEd Night 2015
Teachers having fun learning ways to improve teaching chemistry.
Labs and activities by Ed Brush, Emily Sega, and Mike Haff: NERM manual_Demos and Activities to Egage and Excite Your Students
Kate Anderson of Beyond Benign explaining Green Chemistry techniques using mushrooms to replace styrofoam packing. Teachers having fun with hands on activities.
Beyond Benign materials: http://www.beyondbenign.org/
Here is the informational flyer: High School Day June 13 Flyer
Hope you can make it. It will be a fun day.
Awards and Demo Show – FREE
June 3: Dinner 6-7 pm Awards will start at 6:30 pm and Demo Show from 7 – 8 pm. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Cupcakes to follow the demo show.
Informational Flyer: Ben Burtt Lecture Series Flyer
Link to Register for Food: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-new-york-acs-education-night-2015-tickets-16980322602