Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Sub Image2:Macro to Micro Structures
1) Atoms and Molecules2) Macro to Micro Structures 3) Energetics and Dynamics 4) Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems 5) Chemical Design 6) The Chemistry of Life 7) Chemistry and the Environment 8) Chemistry at the Interface

Quality in teaching

Learning Objectives

  • To expose students and teachers to the multidisciplinary nature of chemistry
  • To discuss important factors in quality teaching

Workshop Description
In this final workshop, cutting-edge technologies are presented in which chemistry interfaces with other disciplines: tissue engineering, deciphering of the human genome and agricultural resources for new materials. Teachers try to incorporate the latest technology into their classes, motivating students with exciting real-world applications. The workshop program features an on-going discussion: What is quality teaching and how does it influence chemistry students?

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"Young people are very idealistic. They want to think that the things that they do in the future are positive, and God bless them for it... . If we can’t relate what we do in chemistry for the good of the people on the planet and the other species on the planet, I think that we have got a problem — that we are going to attract less and less of the greatly talented young people to the field of chemistry. That’s a vicious cycle effect that doesn’t happen because we really need outstanding chemists to have a sustainable civilization. I think sustainability is the biggest single idea for universities, and by implication for high schools, for the next 100 years."

Dr. Terry Collins
Professor of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

"It’s how we explain our world; it’s how we see things . . . "

Chemistry student

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