AACT & ChemMatters Content Writing Team Application

AACT is recruiting both middle school physical science teachers and introductory level high school chemistry teachers to create teaching resources that support scientific literacy. These teachers will focus on creating teaching resources directly related to topics from selected articles published in ChemMatters magazine. 

This content writing team will be made up of three teachers and virtual participation will be required during an 8-week period, beginning in June and ending in August. Participants who are selected to be part of the content writing team will earn $1,000!  

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  • Be an AACT member. Not a member? Join now!
  • Be a current teacher of middle school physical science and/or introductory level high school chemistry. 
  • Apply by Friday, May 24, 2019.
  • Be available for participation from June 10–August 5, 2019. 
  • Be familiar with ChemMatters magazine.
  • Attend two teleconference meetings with AACT staff (Dates TBD: mid-June and mid-July).
  • Be willing and able to meet assigned weekly deadlines.
  • Have exciting, new ideas! 

The participants will be required to participate in two teleconference meetings during the project. These meetings will be held in mid-June and in mid-July. These meetings will cover introductions, basic instructions, expectations, and planning. During the 8-week project, from mid-June until early August teachers will work both independently and cooperatively with team members to each develop two original teaching resources, with collaborative support and feedback via the online forum, Basecamp.

Teachers are expected to be actively involved with the content writing team, providing peer review, sharing ideas and giving feedback as required during the entirety of the project. Participants will have weekly deadlines and are expected to meet each assigned deadline. The teaching resources created as part of this team will serve as lesson plans for teaching selected introductory level chemistry topics. These resources are expected to each cover several days of teaching materials, and while the content will be connected to a ChemMatters article, the lesson will include additional multiple components, including, but not limited to: demonstrations, hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, assigned reading, writing assignments, and assessments. A complete project timeline will be provided to selected participants during the first teleconference meeting. All contributing team members will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the writing process. 

Any questions can be directed to aact@acs.org. Feel free to check out the AACT website at teachchemistry.org!

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All applications are due by Friday, May 24th, 2019.