Professional Organizations and Resources
Membership and active participation in professional organizations can provide chemistry teachers with a host of opportunities to network with other education professionals on multiple levels.
These organizations provide continued learning, classroom resources, workshops, articles, grant announcements, and online courses. They provide teachers with ideas and activities for their classes as well as ways to improve their own pedagogy and content knowledge. Being an active member, using online resources, and attending local, state, or national conferences associated with such professional organizations are great ways to stay current in the profession.
Specifically for chemistry teachers, AACT makes available a number of resources for the classroom, and the ACS/AACT Science Coaches program provides partnership with a chemist, which can include content and practice.
In addition to ACS, here are some select national associations and professional development organizations, that provide a variety of support materials and opportunities for chemistry teachers at all levels: