Chemistry Teaching Gets Boost

Jan. 21, 2015
Partnership aims to bolster teacher skills and resources

The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) have announced a partnership to improve the teaching of chemistry in grades K-12. Dow will contribute $1 million over a four year period to the initiative.

Dow and AACT plan to run a series of teacher summits — the first will take place in Midland this summer — and create more than 750 lesson plans, multimedia resources, demonstrations and other high-quality chemistry teaching materials that will be made available on the association’s website.

“This new partnership comes at a critical time,” notes Adam Boyd, AACT program director. “Enrollment in high school chemistry classes is on the rise. Yet, only 35 percent of high school chemistry teachers have both a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and are actually certified to teach it.”

More details can be found here.

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