AACT is putting together a team of K-8 teachers to create classroom lesson plans that support specified chemistry content in the elementary and middle school classrooms. Both elementary school science teachers and middle school physical science teachers are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Participants who are selected to be part of the content writing team will earn $1,000!
Teachers must be current AACT members in order to apply. If you're not familiar with AACT, check out what AACT has to offer at teachchemistry.org.
- Be an AACT member. Not a member? Join now!
- Be a current K–8 teacher of chemistry! (Including K-5 science teachers and 6-8 physical science teachers).
- Apply by Sunday, January 12, 2020.
- Attend a kick-off webinar in early February.
- Be willing and able to meet deadlines.
- Be available to be an active member of the team (virtually) from February through June 2020.
The required kickoff webinar held in early February will cover introductions, basic instructions, and expectations. From February until June teachers will work both independently and cooperatively with team members to develop original teaching resources that will be aligned with NGSS.
Teachers are expected to be actively involved with the content writing team, providing peer review, sharing ideas and giving feedback as required from February through June. Team members will also need to be available to participate in several virtual team meetings throughout the writing process. All contributing team members will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the writing process.
Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to check out the AACT website at teachchemistry.org!
It is important for applicants to understand that the chosen participants for this content-writing team will be required to create unique and new teaching materials for publication. While the lessons that teachers create can include publically available teaching resources such as a YouTube video, a PhET Simulation, or reference to a published article as part of their lesson, the overall design and implementation of their lesson must be of their own creation.
Participants may not use content (including images) from copyright sources such as Teachers Pay Teachers, Steve Spangler Science or for-purchase lab kits from science companies such as Flinn Scientific, Carolina or similar companies/organizations.