ACS DFW Local Section is happy to host
a virtual talk by Mrs. Nicole Lyssy
Mrs. Lyssy will present a talk entitled “Growing Skills and Abstract Thinking Through Chemistry.”
Several years ago, Texas changed the requirements for graduation, essentially moving chemistry to 10th grade. Most of these students are approximately 15 years old and are just moving into abstract thinking. The challenges of teaching chemistry became more pronounced as we asked students to comprehend concepts they cannot see and explain abstractly. Chemistry offers a chance for students to apply knowledge from other courses and make connections to their own world, but the activation energy is high and difficult to overcome.
About Mrs. Nicole Lyssy:
Mrs. Lyssy began her chemistry teaching career at Bryan High School after earning a BS in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 1999 and building upon the many teachers who influenced her. A move to north Texas in 2003 brought her to Plano West Senior High, where she was able to grow the AP Chemistry program, sponsor an active ACS Chemistry Club, and co-sponsor LASER (science fair). She has been involved in curriculum and instructional design for Plano ISD and a professional development presenter at the district and state levels. She is currently creating an AP Chemistry course for the International Academy of Science and President of the Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Talk begins at 11:00 AM
No Registration Required
Location: Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7176687551)