High School Teacher's Workshop
Hosted by: ACS Tampa Bay Local Section
Improving Student Performance in the US National Chemistry Olympiad Competition
Professional development certification will be awarded for attendance to the workshop.
Feb. 23, 2013
Plant Hall-Music Room
The University of Tampa
The Tampa Bay Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in partnership with The University of Tampa and the Hillsborough County Public Schools, present the high school teacher's workshop. All AP and IB high school teachers from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties are invited to participate in the one-day, Saturday workshop. The focus is on improving the level of participation and performance in the local section and U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competitions.
Susan Brinkley, The University of Tampa
Dean Martin, The University of Tampa
Eric Ballard, The University of Tampa
Tentative Workshop Schedule
|9:30 - 10 a.m.
|10 - 10:20 a.m.
|10:20 - 11:20 a.m.
||Keynote Address: Experiential Learning Fundamentals
|11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m.
||Brainstorming Workshop: Improving Student Preparation for the Local and National Olympiad Examinations
|12 - 1 p.m.
|1 - 1:30 p.m.
||Presentation: Strategies on Effective Teaching of General Chemistry Topics/ Laboratory Preparations
|1:30 - 2 p.m.
||Q & A session, Chemistry Demos and Feedback forms
Online Registration Form
The Tampa Bay Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to host another high school teacher's workshop to aid in the preparation and increased participation of high school students at both the local Chemathon and the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competitions. The goal is to promote the knowledge and awareness of chemistry in our communities and to equip teachers with the tools needed to better prepare their students for these exams.
The anticipated outcome of this workshop would realize the development of a sustainable interest in chemistry beyond the classroom setting. It is hoped that not only will there be improved student performance and participation in the Chemistry Olympiad but also that students would become more involved in other ACS-sponsored programs such as ChemClubs, National Chemistry Week and ACS regional and national meetings. This increased awareness of chemistry will hopefully attract more students into the field of chemistry where they will become productive scientists capable of addressing the present and future global issues.
Glenroy "Dean" Martin
The University of Tampa, Box U
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 257-1805
Fax: (813) 257-7496
Directions and Hotels
Parking is available in the Thomas Parking Garage as well as the parking lot between Vaughn Hall and Plant Hall. UT is on the banks of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, easily accessible from I-275. There are a number of nearby hotels. Click here for directions and information. Click here for campus map.