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Promoting Chemistry in Victorian Schools

The CEA supports secondary and tertiary educators to collaboratively develop their teaching and understanding of Chemistry. Comments and suggestions are welcome and can be made by contacting CEA.  

What's new?

November Lectures

Bookings are now open for the November Lectures

Registration form is here

Full program is here

A full day of speakers and workshops linked to the VCE Chemistry study Design.

Speakers are
Dr Chris Thompson, Monash University, Tapping into Students' Chemical Imagination: The Macro, Symbolic and Sub-Micro
Dr Wallace Wong, University of Melbourne, Chemistry of Solar Power
Tracey Main, ch2m consulting, Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites

Unit 3 and 4 Exam Preparation Lectures

Tuesday 26 September 2017, Victory Lutheran College Wodonga

Friday 29 September Manor Lakes College, Wyndham Vale*

Monday 2 October, Lavalla College, Traralgon

The 29 September lecture will also be live streamed to students in remote-area government schools through the Polycom system.

The CEA revision lectures are an excellent way for students to prepare for the Unit 3 and 4 exam in chemistry. The lectures are a comprehensive guide to success in the exam and will guide students through the concepts and strategy of the exam paper.

Guides are written by Lanna Derry, who is Head of Science at Tintern Grammar, and co-author of Heinemann Chemistry One and Chemistry Two and the main text for chemistry in the International Bacclaurate. Lanna is a very experienced  VCE Chemistry teacher and exam marker. Lanna will present the sessions at Traralgon and Wyndham Vale and Dr Keith White from the University of Melbourne and Latrobe University will present the session in Wodonga.

The full day of lectures will run 10am – 4pm at each venue.

Cost $15 per student.

To book, go to https://goo.gl/forms/ramk6thQeURZxNNm2

For details, contact Mick Moylan, CEA project officer, 8344 6465 or mmoylan@unimelb.edu.au

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International Conference Scholarship

We are plased to announce that Paul Waldron from Girton Grammer School in Bendigo is the winner of the 2017 CEA travelling scholarship. Paul will use the scholarship to attend the IUPAC chemistry conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil and will report on the conference at the 2018 VCE Chemistry Teachers' Conference.

New resources for the new VCAA Study Design

The VCE Chemistry page has updated information from the VCAA and many resources for teachers including:

  • suggested timetables for Units 1 - 4
  • suggested practical activities
  • suggested questions to set students from the Pearson Heinemann Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2 text books
  • copies of workshops from the 2016 Chemistry Conference and the CEA November Lectures workshops 2015 and 2016, with new material, ideas for the practical investigations, possible new SACs and pracs.


Early Careers Chemistry Network

The ECCN supports early career chemistry teachers through collaborative activities and sessions on class planning and assessment. For information about this vibrant group please contact Drew Chan.

CEA Dates for 2017

  • Annual Dinner: Friday 10 November, University of Melbourne

  • November Lectures: Friday 17 November, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne

Do you need to update your email address?

If you are a CEA member, but haven't had an email from us lately, please update your email address by emailing Mick Moylan