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Are you familiar with the free, interactive science simulations at Javalab? Join experienced chemistry teachers Sarah English and Kristen Vanderveen for a discussion of ways to implement these simulations in your chemistry classroom.
Dr. Sarah English started her career in education as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa from 1995-1997. She has been a Regents Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry teacher for 22 years at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY. Dr. English is very passionate about science education in her school, the community and across New York State. She advises Sweet Home’s American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry club, is on the board of directors for the Western section of the Science Teacher Association of New York State (STANYS and is the founder of WNY ChemConnect, bringing together local chemistry teachers to share best practices and support. Dr. English is an avid presenter at local, state and national science conferences on topics that focus on implementing components of the NYS Science Learning Standards in the chemistry classroom.
Dr. Kristen Vanderveen has taught every level of chemistry, including honors and AP Chemistry, at The Bromfield School in Harvard, MA since 2004. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and German from SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University) and then her MS and Ph.D. degrees in biophysical chemistry from the University of Rochester, where she also did postdoctoral research. In her classroom, she enjoys implementing a variety of student-centered instructional approaches. She is currently the president (soon to be immediate past president) of NEACT.
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