We are pleased to welcome Bill Bond and Duane Swank to the 2013 AP* Summer Institute at PLU!
Registration is Now Open - Register before June 1 to get Early Bird Price!
The 2013 AP* Summer Institute in Chemistry will include the changes the College Board* has made to the course and exam.
Scholarships will be available for Chemistry teachers to attend the AP* Summer Institute - more information will be available soon!
After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle (1973), Bill Bond spent his first five years teaching Chemistry at Morwell Technical School in Australia (1973-1978). For the past 30 years, Bill has been a high school Chemistry teacher at Snohomish High School in Washington State where he served as science department chair. During the 1985-86 school year, he was a Fulbright exchange teacher to London, England, and in 1988, received his Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of Washington.
Bill has been responsible for writing questions for the Advanced Placement* Chemistry Exam as a member of the Test Development Committee (1996-1999), and has been an exam “Reader” for 11 years. Bill has presented over 50 AP* Chemistry Workshops and Institutes throughout the U.S., Canada and overseas as a consultant for the College Board*, and is the principal author of “A Teachers Guide to Advanced Placement Chemistry” (2000). Bill won the Siemens Advanced Placement* Award (1999), was a Dreyfus Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1990) and has had his Chemistry research published in “Analytical Chemistry” (1996). Bill has been a member of the Academic Council for the Western Region of the College Board (2001-2004), and served on the Development Committee for Advanced Placement* Science Vertical Teams (2001-2004). Bill was selected and trained as a National Leader in AP* Chemistry for the College Board*-responsible for the training and evaluation of new College Board* presenters (2005-2006). Most recently, Bill has been trained as a presenter/consultant for Science Vertical Teams Institutes and Workshops. (2009)
Bill’s hobby is restoring his 1937 Studebaker car!
Contact Bill at: Bond_William@msn.com
Duane Swank earned his Ph.D. at Montana State University in chemistry, physical chemistry concentration, in 1969. After post-doctoral studies at Washington State University he joined the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in 1970. In 1982 he received his MBA degree from PLU. His research focuses on solid state chemistry and computational chemistry, NMR studies of aldopyranose molecules, and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes. During his tenure at PLU he has served as Chemistry Department chair, dean of Natural Sciences, director of Interdisciplinary Studies, chair of the Environmental Studies Program and chair of the University’s Task Force on Teaching and Learning. His teaching responsibilities include first year chemistry for science majors, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and advanced inorganic chemistry. He has developed in-house laboratory manuals for first year chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry.
Duane has presented the AP* Chemistry Institute at PLU for 20 years. During the last several years he has co-taught thisInstitute with Bill Bond, College Board National Leader and AP chemistry teacher at Snohomish High school, Snohomish, Washington and more recently,Duane has presented AP* Chemistry Workshops in the Western Region asan endorsed consultant for the College Board*. He has been an AP*chemistry reader for eleven years. In addition, he has served as an AP*Chemistry Course Audit Reviewer and a judge for the CLEP Chemistry exam review.He is currently writing questions for the new AP exam,2014 He works with local AP* chemistry teachers and students,providing expertise and resources.
Contact Duane at: email@example.com
Morning Before Break: Teaching an Advanced Placement* Chemistry Course & 2012 Exam
Day 1: Introductions; Review of AP* packet and Handouts; Equity; AP* Audit; 2012 Exam Questions 1 &2, Introduction to the new (2013-14) curriculum framework
Day 2: Lesson Plans; Teaching Strategies; 2012 Exam Questions 3 & 4, Closer look at 2013-14 learning objectives, science practices
Day 3: AP* Laboratory design; 2012 Exam Questions 5&6, A look at Guided Inquiry (preparation for 2013-14) and how to change your current approach to GI approach
Day 4: Exam and Course Changes; Exam Taking Strategies; How to Review/Prepare for the AP* Test; AP* Chemistry Test Development Committee; AP* Chemistry Reading
Morning After Break: Chemistry Theory and Earlier Exams
Day 1: Survey of Kinetics; A look at past exam questions on this topic
Day 2: Survey of Equilibrium; A look at past exam questions on this topic
Day 3: Survey of Thermochemistry; A look at past exam questions on this topic
Day 4: Survey of Electrochemistry; A look at past exam questions on this topic
Afternoon: Laboratory Work
Day1: Rate and Order of H2O2 Decomposition
Day 2: Equilibrium Constant for FeSCN2+ Formation
Day 3: Thermochemistry and Hess' Law
Day 4: Electrochemical Cells
What to Bring:
Participants are asked to obtain a copy of and (if possible!) solve the Free Response Questions from the 2012 AP* Chemistry Exam (available at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com). If they cannot obtain a copy or have difficulty solving the questions, this is no problem—come to the Institute and we will help you! Participants are also asked to bring their own personal calculator (with trigonometric functions), a periodic table, a flash drive for copying files and lots of enthusiasm! You may also want to bring your own goggles and a laptop.
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