The symposia listed below are designed specifically for high school teachers. The links below will take you to abstracts for the symposia. You do not need to register to see the abstracts. The abstract and submission Web site is at a different location than the BCCE site so you will need to use your return button if you wish to return to this BCCE site.
- A symposium to assist and encourage high school chemistry teachers in their first five years
- The George R. Hague Jr. Memorial AP/IB Chemistry Symposium with a discussion of the new AP Chemistry exam format (organized by Harvey Gendreau)
- A series of five symposia designed to help high school teachers understand and present lessons that meet the national standards.
- Addressing the Inquiry Standard -- Activities and lessons designed to develop students' ability to do and understand scientific inquiry.
- Addressing the Physical Science Standard -- Activities and lessons designed to explore the structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, conservation of energy and increase in disorder and interaction of energy and matter
- Addressing the Science and Technology Standard -- Activities and lessons designed to develop students' ability and understanding of technological design and the relationship between science and technology
- Addressing the Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Standard -- Activities and lessons designed to develop students' understanding of natural resources, environmental quality, and natural and human-induced hazards
- Addressing the History and Nature of Science Standard -- Activities and lessons designed to develop students' understanding of science as a human endeavor, the nature of scientific knowledge, and historical perspectives
Teachers may also be interested in a number of other general symposia and workshops. See the program page.
The following Plenary Lectures could also be of interest:
- “Chemistry in the public eye” Peter Atkins, Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK and David N. Harpp, Macdonald Professor of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
- "Creative demo tales from two continents" Bob Becker, Chemistry Teacher, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri. and Victor Obendrauf, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Graz, Austria.
- “The Secret Life of Food” Shirley Corriher, Author, Chef and Scientist
- "A Look at the 'drivers' of science education reform" Gerald F. Wheeler, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, Virginia.