USNCO Teacher Training Workgroup
The content covered in USNCO exams is typically more involved than a standard high school chemistry curriculum. This serves as a barrier to entry for schools not already involved in the USNCO. In addition to coaching programs to help students improve individual performance, we believe a teacher training course would equip more schools to confidently participate and sustain participation over time.
The training course will cover content divided into the ten topics covered in USNCO exams. Each topic will be covered at the local section exam and national exam levels. The course will be available as a free resource and will be hosted at the ACS Learning Center platform.
A group of thirty volunteers who are chemistry educators forms the working group to prepare and produce the training course. Those volunteers have professional backgrounds and experience with the USNCO. The group is lead by five Steering Committee members.
The USNCO Subgroup of SOCED is overseeing the work and advising when necessary. ACS USNCO staff covers the logistics and technical aspects of the course production.
Products produced during this project will be the property of the ACS.
The target launch date of this project (subject to change) is 2022.
Contact the USNCO office if you have questions about this initiative.