Archive | May, 2012

Please take a moment to complete the (very brief) Pre-Workshop Survey

22 May

These few questions will help me fine-tune some of our activities, and as a result hopefully better meet your wants and needs. Thanks for taking the time.

Click here to go to the survey.

Things to bring to the workshop

21 May

There are only a couple of things that you need to bring with you to the workshops.

A laptop or iPad will be a very useful tool. The likelihood is that we will have a few machines that we can loan you over the course of the workshop, but it would be more convenient for you if you could bring your own. This is NOT a deal-breaker if you cannot provide your own, it’s just that it will make your life a little easier if you can.

Secondly, I will be asking each participant to bring a few items to share. These may take the form of labs, worksheets, activities or general ideas, and I will be in touch about some more specific things closer to the date of the workshop.

Confirmed Workshop Participants

21 May

In order to put everyone in touch with one another, I wanted to list the participants and where they are from. We have an excellent mix of different levels of AP experience, public and private school teachers, ladies and gentlemen and generally diverse backgrounds, so it should make for a really rich experience for all. Here are the lists so far;

SESSION #1: June 27-29 (Spaces still available)

  • Marla Hatfield, Lanier High School, GA
  • Melanie Lee, Winter Park High School, FL
  • Stephanie Raney, Jersey Village High School, TX
  • Paul Hessler, Yorktown High School, VA
  • Deborah Hipp, Woodstock High School, GA
  • Beth Howd, Providence Christian Academy, GA
  • Frances Tolley, Hurricane High School, WV

SESSION #2: July 16-18 (Now CLOSED)

  • Sean Vick, Clinton High School, SC
  • Michele Lumsden, John P. Stevens High School, NJ
  • Rosemarie Pittenger, John P. Stevens High School, NJ
  • Gary Bunch, Holmes Senior High, KY
  • Erica Peddi, Campbell High School, GA
  • Ruth McMichens, Randolph School, AL
  • Michele Richards, Manchester High School, VA
  • Paul Cohen, Yeshivah of Flatbush, NY
  • Donna Deis, Clay High School, FL
  • Vaughn Vick, Spartanburg High School, SC
  • Steve Coulombe, Valley View High, CA
  • Laurie Karickhoff, Forsyth Central High School, GA
  • Kelli Schuyler, Forsyth Central High School, GA
  • Brian Brown, Hononegah High School, IL
  • Constance Brown, Northwest High School, TN

New, additional dates added! (6/27-6/29)

13 May

Due to the first workshop filling so quickly, we have added additional dates of 6/27-6/29. Both workshops will be facilitated by me.

Twitter Hash Tag for the Workshop is #cftapchem12

7 May

If you are tweeting about the CFT AP Workshop 2012, please use hash tag, #cftapchem12.

CFT AP Chemistry Workshop 2011 – REDUX

2 May

Although the CFT AP Chemistry Workshop has run for a number of years, last year (2011), was the first time that I recorded the event in a small blog. I am hoping to expand the blog coverage here a little this year. In the meantime you can take a look at the modest blogging related to the 2011 workshop.

CFT AP Chemistry Workshop Summer 2012 – WELCOME!

2 May


This is the virtual home of the AP Chemistry workshop course that I (Adrian Dingle), will be running as part of The Westminster Schools’, Center For Teaching (CFT), Summer Institute in Atlanta, GA between 6/27/12 – 6/29/12 and  7/16/12 – 7/18/12.

On the blog I will post information about the course and invite contributions from the delegates and others. Please join the conversation!