For new and experienced AP teachers
This four day session will enable a group of new and experienced AP Chemistry teachers to discuss unique features of AP Chemistry, to review the content, and the depth of the content, expected of an AP Chemistry class, and to perform a subset of laboratories you might use in teaching AP Chemistry. In the course of the discussion, we will have numerous example of different successful ways to set up your course, utilizing multiple resources and activities. We will use different textual materials, web sites, and laboratories to see how they will interact with your course schedule and the exam dates in enhancing your ability to teach the course whether you are a new or an experienced AP Chemistry teacher.
Consultant: Richard Schwenz
Richard Schwenz teaches general and physical chemistry at the University of Northern Colorado. His responsibilities there include advising, mentoring, teaching, and supervising the secondary chemistry teaching majors. He publishes regularly on chemistry education matters.
His College Board related activities have included serving as a consultant for AP Chemistry since 2002. In that time he has presented numerous workshops and summer institutes, mostly in the south and west. At the AP Chemistry reading he has been a reader, table leader, and question leader for questions on both the operational and foreign exams.
Richard is also one of the senior reviewers for the AP course audit project. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and doctoral degree from the Ohio State University in 1981.