ACS fosters the development of innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry and chemistry-related education. Educators, students, and parents are tapping into ACS resources, information, and connections as the chemistry education community transitions to teaching and learning remotely.
Responding to the changing educational landscape
ACS Exams Institute offers ‘nonsecure’ versions of its general and organic chemistry exams (Chemical & Engineering News)
Contribute to a special issue of the Journal of Chemical Education on insights gained while teaching chemistry in the time of COVID-19
Use a collection of ACS Webinars that are free to watch through May
The Statement on the Use of Virtual Instruction from the ACS Committee on Professional Training, addresses concerns about maintaining ACS Approval and certifying graduates.
Resources for Teaching Your Chemistry Class Online, the free-to-read virtual Journal of Chemical Education issue
How to Succeed in Online Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic (InChemistry, the ACS student member magazine)
COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Chemical Sciences (Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist)
Digital educational resources
Use activities and information for K-12 student enrichment, posted by topic at Chemistry at Home
The New Faculty Workshop collection of teaching resources includes additional resources for research-based instructional strategies.
To connect chemistry lessons to society use online interactives for the ACS textbook for non-science majors Chemistry in Context (available in e-book) and Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry.
Increasing accessibility and inclusiveness
Presentations from the symposium The Bond between Science & Disability: Forging new Capabilities for Inclusion, including Designing for accessibility in a blended-learning course and Expanding biomedical training to the deaf/hard-of-hearing community.
Fostering chemical and laboratory safety
ACS offers resources for developing safety knowledge, skills, and culture across educational levels and the chemical enterprise.
Select ChemMatters articles (in English and Spanish), include free digital resources and associated high school lesson plans
Chemistry in the Community, an ACS high school chemistry textbook (available in e-book for instructors)
National Historic Chemical Landmarks high school lesson plans