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Next Southern Illinois Section Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Cape Girardeau, MO

6:00 PM Dinner, Chan's Restaurant, 1159 N Kingshighway Cape Girardeau, MO
                E-mail reservations by 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 16 to

7:30 PM Meeting, Glenn Convocation Center,
                Southeast Missouri State University River Campus

AP Chemistry's New Curriculum Framework:
an Inquiry into the Future

Dr. Mike Rodgers, Department of Chemistry,
Southeast Missouri State University

In Fall 2013, College Board will launch a major revision to the Advanced Placement Chemistry course that is now taught to over 120,000 students in the United States and many other nations around the world. The revision changes AP Chemistry from a topic-driven course to one organized around six "Big Ideas" that inform the foundations of chemical science. For the first time, the AP Chemistry course will include explicit learning objectives and science practices on which all AP Chemistry Exam questions are based. The new curriculum also includes the first AP Chemistry Laboratory Manual, which serves as a guide to teachers seeking to meet the new requirement that the course include guided-inquiry laboratory activities. These new developments will be discussed, along with the rationale for the changes. The talk should be of interest to STEM educators, students interested in AP Chemistry, and university faculty and administrators who decide how AP Chemistry experiences should be recognized through college credit or advanced standing in programs requiring a chemistry course.


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