AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2018 Online: Once again this coming summer time, I plan to supply two, AP Chemistry Instructor Workshops, and I’d like to have you ever be a part of me. These programs will be the ninth and 10th respectively, that I have provided on-line.
Under one can find particulars of the workshops however, if after studying this publish (and a few of the anticipated FAQ’s), you’ve gotten additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for taking the time to examine this out, I hope to serve you this summer time.
The place? Online
When? Every AP Chemistry Summer Workshop 2018 Online lasts for one week. The first is in early July 2018, and there’s another one week workshop in early August 2018. The dates are Sunday, July 8th – Saturday July 14th 2018, and Sunday, August 5th – Saturday, August 11th 2018.
What? The content will probably be just like that which I’ve delivered in my regular, in-person, three day, AP workshops over many years, but clearly without the hands-on lab element*, and with restricted synchronous conferences. There shall be numerous modules which you can work via at your personal tempo (see under) together with a dialogue of the 2018 AP exam questions, a deconstruction of the apply exams, discussion of widespread misconceptions, new & newly emphasized content (Mass Spec, PES, biological references, particulate diagrams) and other subjects.
*labs and lab elements will still be mentioned, but obviously without doing them.
How? The course will probably be delivered by way of the Canvas LMS. A lot of the modules involve some reading of documents and net based mostly gadgets, followed by reporting back by way of discussion teams. Additionally, you will be asked to contribute by creating materials (questions/actions) that can be shared with the group.
Who? I’ll average and create all the content, discussions and assignments that make up the course, BUT the success of the course definitely relies upon the input from the delegates.
How a lot? The price of the course can be $275.00 which is non-refundable (see under for an exception if the course does not ‘make’). The cost of the course features a $10 Amazon credit for you to buy my Crash Course AP Chemistry e-book that we’ll reference in the course of the workshop.
How do I enroll? 4 ways to enroll;
- Merely buy immediately by way of PayPal or,
- Submit an already generated faculty PO right here or,
- Securely submit credit card particulars here and I’ll course of manually, or
- Contact me and I will respond on a person basis by manually processing invoices, checks or faculty PO’s.
A couple of factors to notice
- Success in the online setting is considerably depending on the willingness of members to contribute, so please bear that in thoughts earlier than signing up. The course can solely be nearly as good as your involvement, so I am in search of prepared souls and enthusiasm!
- Before a course can run, I want a certain minimum number of paid members. Which means I should have your cost, in my possession, one week prior to a course starting. At that time I’ll assess if the course can run, I’ll then do one among two issues;
either cancel the course (because too few individuals have signed up) and process a full refund of the price (extremely unlikely) or,
affirm that the course will run, and begin the method of giving out entry details previous to the course starting.
FAQ’s for AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2018 Online
Can I get a heads-up on the type of issues that will probably be coated within the workshop?
Sure, here’s a temporary abstract of the content material from the web workshop in the summer of 2016.
MODULE 1 – Welcome & Introduction
Say ‘Hi!’. Where are you? Nuts & Bolts of the Online course
MODULE 2 – Course Planning & Delivery
What’s In? What’s Out? Misconceptions, order of subjects, LO’s, SP’s, EK, BI, EU & SWOT
MODULE 3 – Newer Subjects & Newer Emphasis within the Submit-2013 Curriculum
PES, Mass Spec, Particulates, Bio, explanations and so on.
MODULE four – Lab Work
Overview, School Board lab guide, my inquiry labs in 2016-17 and forward.
MODULE 5 – New Examination Questions
Follow exams, the 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 exam. Readings
MODULE 6 – Share-a-thon
MODULE 7 – Evaluate
My Assessment Timetable
The web course isn’t the identical as the in-person workshops that I’ve run for many years, however it does have a number of comparable elements. Listed here are a few summaries from the 2012 and 2011 in-person workshops, that should offer you one other window on a number of the content which you could anticipate.
Will you settle for a faculty/district examine or PO? Yes, as long as I get cost in my palms one week previous to the course beginning. I may also problem invoices very simply.
I already have your AP Crash Course guide so don’t have to buy it. Do I still get the $10 present card? Sure, congratulations, you just made $10 for use on Amazon!
Do I have to make use of the Amazon Kindle present card to purchase the AP Crash Course e-book? I suppose not, but elements of the web course will discuss with it so you’ll ‘need’ it.
Do I’ve to personal a Kindle to entry the AP Crash Course ebook? No. You possibly can either purchase the ebook in exhausting copy previous to the course starting, or learn the e-book electronically on a Mac or PC utilizing Amazon’s free reading apps.
Are there assignments that I want to complete in the course of the course? Duties will certainly be asked of you but they are accomplished at your discretion. Nevertheless, all your fellow individuals will probably be most grateful when you do full the tasks, since they add to the value and the richness of the course. Without your willingness to contribute to discussions and publish your thoughts, feedback and concepts, the course could possibly be very dry – please be enthusiastic and contribute! There might be a selected part of the course that asks you to publish a ‘classroom ready’ exercise.
Can I get ongoing, professional improvement credit (PLU’s) for the course? The brief reply is ‘yes’.
The training program entitled ‘AP Chemistry Workshop’ (this workshop), was permitted for 2 PLUs (20 hours) on 06/03/2014 and was listed on the GADOE Professional Learning web site. Nevertheless, the PLU system in Georgia has since been utterly dismantled and discontinued, in favor of a system where faculties and districts grow to be chargeable for their very own instructor coaching/professional improvement without the need for any state interference. Which means vendors of professional improvement in GA (me, by way of this course), can not get any sort of state accreditation going ahead since no such thing exists! The new system would require academics to ask their faculty/district/system, if they may grant skilled improvement credit for this course. Because the state of GA used to offer PLU’s/credit for this course, there isn’t a purpose to assume that it shouldn’t appeal to such credit score going forward – nevertheless, that may be a query that have to be resolved between the individual instructor and the individual faculty/district/system on a case by case basis.
What if I can’t make the synchronous conferences? I’ll try to supply multiple time for each, synchronous meeting, hopefully which means that it is possible for you to to make one of the slots. In the event that’s unattainable, you possibly can all the time organize a time to speak with me individually. Not one of the course is actually delivered during these meetings, so you’ll miss no content per se, fairly you’ll simply be missing out on the reside discussions.
I am actually busy this summer time, and I fear concerning the time that I can decide to the course, do you’ve gotten any recommendation? Sure! The course comes with a certificates of participation that lists formal attendance of 20 hours, however it’s a bit of more nuanced than merely that! Right here’s some extra detail. The course opens on a Sunday morning and runs by means of the next Saturday afternoon. All the assets and discussions groups are open throughout that seven day period for 24 hours, and you may participate in any a part of the course that you simply select over that time at your comfort. In the course of the seven days, I monitor the dialogue groups rigorously, and reply to any questions as do the other individuals within the course. Over the seven days, the delegates are contributing and are participating in the discussions and the workouts. The course will stay “open”, even after the seven day interval, BUT the richness of dialogue in the teams inevitably drops off, as individuals get again to their regular, day by day routines. You’ll be able to all the time contact me with questions at any time, together with lengthy after the course has completed. I often depart the course open for several months after it formally ends. During that seven-day period, I supply six, synchronous, 1-hour conferences. These occur at two totally different occasions (often one AM and one PM), on three separate days through the course. These meetings do NOT deliver any of the content per se, so when you can’t make it to the meetings you truly miss nothing, aside from the discussion that occurs inside them amongst the attendees.
Briefly, the course is whatever you want it to be. You can spend a HUGE amount of time going via the workouts and assets if you want to, and many people do exactly that, coming back to discussion and supplies during the next faculty yr(s). I’ll proceed to help the course lengthy after it has formally completed, so there’s a ton of worth in there. Even in case you can’t get absolutely immersed in the course of the ‘official’ seven days, I still assume that it represents an excellent opportunity.
Does the course include entry to all your AP materials? No, but some materials might be used corresponding to particular worksheets and excerpts from the notes. In addition I will probably be providing discounted charges on subscriptions for workshop members.
Will I do know who else is taking the course with me? Sure, I will provide all individuals with the contact particulars of all the other members, so we will improve collaboration and collegiality.
What special hardware and software program do I want? None. Canvas is net based mostly, so a pc with an elective webcam and web entry is all that you simply want.
Please be happy to contact me with other questions about AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2018 Online.