Jennifer is currently a teacher of Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry in Moline, Illinois. She completed her bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from Wilson College in Chambersburg Pennsylvania, while earning her secondary education certification in both subjects. After college, she returned to the Midwest, and has spent the last 23 years teaching at public high schools in Iowa and Illinois. In 2006, Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning Technology from Ashford University. Since then, she has participated in the AP Chemistry reading (since 2006) as a reader and as a Table Leader for 5 years. Jennifer has also served on the ACS High School exam committee as a writer/editor for 2013 exam, as the Secretary for the 2016 Exam Committee, and as the chairperson for the 2019 Exam. Jennifer has recently finished coursework required to earn her ESL endorsement for K-12.
This course is designed to introduce new AP teacher to AP topics and laboratory coursework. We will focus on alignment with the AP Chemistry framework. This course will emphasize expanded content, incorporation of inquiry into the laboratory experience and use of mini-labs appropriate for the classroom. Lab activities will methods designed to conserve teacher preparation time and chemicals.
What participants should bring:
- Long Pants
- Closed-toe shoes
- Lab coat or lab apron (optional)
- Lab activities and demonstrations to share