Tuesday, June 26th through Friday, June 29 2018

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Chemistry

Richard Schwenz

Richard Schwenz teaches general and physical chemistry at the University of Northern Colorado. His responsibilities there include advising, mentoring, teaching, and supervising the secondary chemistry teaching majors. He publishes regularly on chemistry education matters.

His College Board related activities have included serving as a consultant for AP Chemistry since 2002. In that time he has presented numerous workshops and summer institutes, mostly in the south and west. At the AP Chemistry reading he has been a reader, table leader, and question leader for questions on both the operational and foreign exams.

Richard is also one of the senior reviewers for the AP course audit project. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and doctoral degree from the Ohio State University in 1981.

Brief workshop agenda
Depending on the composition of the group, items to be discussed include:

  1. A general introduction to AP Chemistry
  2. Setting up your AP Chemistry course
  3. What you need to cover, and what is optional?
  4. A laboratory program
  5. The 2016 exam and scoring
  6. Topic review