Sharpen Existing Skills and Develop New Teaching Techniques

Course Descriptions

A complete course offering is found below. Traditional and Advanced Placement chemistry topics are covered. Every presentation offers innovative teaching strategies and incorporates relevant safety discussion and concerns.

Fall Session 2016

CHE 401.05 Register
Advanced Chemistry Demonstrations: Redox, Electrochemistry, and Solutions

Starts: Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Ends: Friday, December 16th, 2016
CHE 301 or equivalent as prerequisite. Topical analysis of current best practices in teaching redox, electrochemistry and solutions as they pertain to secondary school classrooms.

Course Overview and Objectives:

This course constitutes a survey course of ways in which we can understand and teach redox, electrochemistry and solutions. A particular emphasis will be to connect content knowledge to modern demonstrations and teaching activities. Students will improve their chemistry content knowledge from the resource materials, as well as be expected to search local and internet-based resources for current best practices. Students will be introduced to 54 demonstrations and teaching activities which engage them in a detailed examination of the ways in which current chemistry teachers deliver redox, electrochemistry and solutions demonstrations and class activities. Students will be exposed to and expected to master the demonstration activities taught in the course.

This course seeks to provide some answers to the following questions:
  1. What is our current best understanding of redox, electrochemistry and solutions?
  2. What are the safety considerations and risks associated with teaching redox, electrochemistry and solutions? How may redox, electrochemistry and solutions be taught safely in schools?
  3. What is the role of the Next Generation Science Standards in determining how redox, electrochemistry and solutions are taught in schools?
  4. What pedagogical techniques are appropriate for teaching redox, electrochemistry and solutions in secondary schools?
  5. What are the challenges associated with teaching redox, electrochemistry and solutions?
Course Syllabus

Please visit http://chemistry.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/Syllabus_CHE401_05.pdf for a complete course syllabus.


Prerequisite

CHE 301 or equivalent.



Costs

    $470.84/credit hour        $1412.52

Illinois State University Application Fee (one time fee*)          $50.00*


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Fall Session 2016

CHE 403.01 Register
Teaching Science Safely: Secondary Schools

Starts: Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Ends: Friday, December 16th, 2016
CHE 301, CHE 401, CHE 402 or equivalent as prerequisite. Topical Analysis of current best practices in teaching chemistry safely.

Course Overview and Objectives:

This course constitutes a survey course of ways in which we can understand and teach chemistry safely. Students will improve their chemistry safety knowledge from the resource materials, as well as be expected to search local and internet-based resources for current best practices. Students will be introduced to a safety certification program as well as ways to introduce their pupils to safe practices.

It will help develop answers to the following questions:
  1. What is our current best understanding of how to teach chemistry safely?
  2. What are the safety considerations and risks associated with teaching chemistry?
  3. What is the role of the National Standards and State Standards in determining how to teach chemistry safely?
  4. What pedagogical techniques are appropriate for teaching chemistry safely in secondary schools?
  5. What are the challenges associated with teaching chemistry safely?
Course Syllabus

Please visit http://chemistry.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/Syllabus_CHE403_01.pdf for a complete course syllabus.


Prerequisite

CHE 301, CHE 401, CHE 402 or equivalent.



Costs

    $470.84/credit hour        $1412.52

Illinois State University Application Fee (one time fee*)          $50.00*


Show Detailed Description