Orlando Teacher Program 2019

August 25-26, 2019

Enjoy two days of programming focused on middle and high school chemistry education at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. The planned presentations are below. Check back regularly as more information about this program and other programming becomes available.

Chemistry Teacher's Day – Morning Session

Location: TBD | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Symposium Organizers: Sherri Rukes

  • Introductory Remarks
  • But I'm a science teacher! Leveraging the engineering embedded in the NGSS for student achievement
    Tyler Kinner
  • Incorporating current nomenclature, terminology, and symbols in the high school curriculum
    Michael David Mosher
  • Engineering in the high school chemistry classroom
    Steve G Sogo
  • Teacher's toolbox for lab safety
    Jennifer Bishoff
  • Growing the periodic table: How are elements discovered, verified and named?
    Mark C Cesa
  • IYPT, National Chemistry Week and AACT
    Sherri C. Rukes

Chemistry Educators Luncheon

Location: TBD | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Chemistry Educators Luncheon brings together educators from different levels with the goal of facilitating an exchange of ideas and networking between teachers. This activity is organized and sponsored by the ACS Education Division and Division of Chemical Education (CHED).

If you are register for the meeting as a pre-college teacher, DO NOT purchase a ticket to the luncheon. Your lunch ticket is included with your registration fee.

Chemistry Teacher's Day – Afternoon Session

Location:TBD | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Symposium Organizers: Sherri Rukes

  • Chemical engineering for middle and high school 
    Julie A Smith
  • Bonding, dissolving, and precipitation: Concept inventories that measure student thinking using multiple representations and Johnstone’s domains
    Stacey Lowery Bretz
  • Using climate phenomena in the chemistry classroom
    Crystal Howe
  • Minimizing chemical waste costs in the teaching labs with solid-state reactions and micro-scale experiments
    Juan Noveron
  • Using green chemistry to remedy environmental problems
    Steven P Kosmas

Teachers of Chemistry Reception

Location: TBD | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM




After a day of hands-on activities and presentations, join other teachers, as you eat, drink and talk about more chemistry!

Reception hosted by: