2017-10-28: High School Chemistry Teacher’s Meeting

High School Chemistry Teacher’s Meeting

Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Mosher Room 1
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 – 3:00

The Southern California Section is once again hosting the High School Chemistry Teacher’s Meeting at Occidental College on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Registration opens at 8:00 am and the program goes from from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is included. There is free parking on campus on Saturday.

The cost for the day is $30 (nonrefundable). Pre-service teachers can attend for just $5. We now have an option to pay by Paypal. To register and pay by Paypal, please follow this link:


Please remember that your registration is not complete until you pay. You will receive a confirmation from Paypal.

If you don’t want to pay by Paypal, please email Nancy in the Section Office at office@scalacs.org for a participation form.

Here is the program for presentations:

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome – Michael Morgan, SCALACS, AACT Representative & Chris Craney, Occidental College
9:15 – 9:45 Evan Thompson, Burbank High School Emeritus
More demos lead to more interest
9:45 – 10:15 Ben Ku and Chris Dow, South Pasadena High School
Using group white boards to probe student thinking
10:15 – 10:45 Rebecca Poliner, Providence High School
Electrolytic reactions of aqueous solutions
10:45 – 11:15 Mario Martinez, Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
11:15 – 11:45 Wilkin Lee, Redondo Union High School

Various methods to teach stoichiometry
11:45- 12:15 Anthony Milanes, Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences
Phenomenon (demo)-based Chemical Reactions (IS4) Unit Overview
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch, War Stories
1:00 – 1:45 William Brenton, Emeritus

3D Models of atoms, molecules, ions, and isotopes
1:45 – 2:15 Paul Groves, South Pasadena High School Emeritus
A debrief of the grading for the 2017 AP Chemistry exam
2:15 – 2:30 Hamid Saadzoi, Kennedy Medical Magnet High School
Integrating simulations to help students see and model chemistry
2:30 – 3:00 Larry Walker, Calabasas High School
You can teach an old dog new tricks, presenting an AACT webinar
3:00 Show and Tell, bring your favorite lesson to share
Closing and Door Prizes

We are still accepting abstracts for other possible presentations. Come and share your favorite demonstration, lab or lesson! Please send your abstracts to Michael A. Morgan (Program Chair) at mmorgan@lausd.net.

This event is sponsored by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society and the Occidental College Department of Chemistry.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Michael A. Morgan at mmorgan@lausd.net. Any questions about registration, please contact Nancy Paradiso at office@scalacs.org.