Teacher events

We run conferences, networking and training for chemistry teachers 

 

TEACHER PROGRAMS

November Lectures

Friday 25 November

Chemistry Building, University of Melbourne

and online

$165 (full) / $100 (students/retirees/unemployed)

THE IN-PERSON OPTION IS SOLD OUT. ONLY ONLINE ATTENDANCE IS NOW AVAILABLE.

Keynote speakers:

Joanne Jamie, Macquarie University: Medicinal Plants of Yaegl and Bundjalung Peoples in Northern NSW

Melissa Skidmore, CSIRO: "The CSIRO Mission to End Plastic waste"

Workshops:

1. Organic Structural Analysis: Using NMR, IR and MS instruments to solve structures (in-person only)
2. Make your own edible water capsules and party sparklers safely - Practical activities for circular economy and green chemistry (in-person only)
3. Understanding the literacy requirements in VCE Chemistry (in-person and online)
4. Smartphone Spectroscopy: Doing accurate colourimetry with a mobile phone (in-person and online)
5. Using a kit of chemical elements with Unit 1 students (in-person only)

THE IN-PERSON OPTION IS SOLD OUT. ONLY ONLINE ATTENDANCE IS NOW AVAILABLE

Annual Dinner

The CEA Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 10 November, 6:30pm for a 7:00 start at University House, University of Melbourne. Come along with the committee to celebrate the end of Unit 3 and 4, to talk about the exam and the things you're planning for the new study design in 2023.

$89 per person, which includes a 3 course meal and drinks.

Bookings have closed.

New VCE Chemistry Study Design

We will hold implementation workshops for Units 1 and 2 of the new VCE Chemistry Study Design in late Term 3 and early Term 4 where groups of 5 - 10 teachers will get together to plan. They'll be hosted at at a long list of locations, including Bendigo, Cranbourne North, St Albans, Brighton, Donvale, Trafalgar, Keysborough, Alphington, Swan Hill,

Caulfield, Wodonga, Lilydale, Fountain Gate, Box Hill and Warnambool.

Go to the Registration form for the full list of dates, times and venues.

 

EARLY CAREER PROGRAMS

Ken Mappin Award

Scholarship for early career teachers

The Ken Mappin Prize is awarded each year to the best Education student who is studying a chemistry method. The prize is a certificate and $1000. Applications are due by Friday 4 November. 

Mentoring and Networks
  • We run a mentoring program for early career teachers that is particularly tailored to teachers who are in small rural schools. Apply here.

  • Prospective mentors can apply here

 

  • The Early Career Chemistry Network have a vibrant and supportive Facebook group and regular meetings. Contact Alex Colussa or go to the Facebook page for more information. 

 

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Chemistry Olympiad Training Program

The 14-week training program is offered by CEA and The University of Melbourne and covers all concepts in Year 12 Chemistry as well as selected first year university topics. Aside from being excellent preparation for the Australian Olympiad Exam, it's a fantastic extension program for Year 11 students and an excellent head start for Year 12.


Sessions run on Monday evenings,  5:30-7:30pm, on 7, 21, 28 March, 4, 11 April, 2 May - 6 June and 11 - 25 July (avoiding School/Public Holidays). The program will almost entirely be online, with our final session to be held at the University of Melbourne, (Covid-permitting).

Cost: $330 per student

Bookings will reopen in late 2022

VCE Chemistry Revision Lectures

This full day revision lecture will take you through the whole of Units 3 and 4 of VCE chemistry with study tips and hints on the best ways to answer exam questions. You'll get live answers to all your questions with fantastic preparation for the final exam. The sessions are presented by Lanna Derry, who is a highly experienced chemistry teacher and exam marker, Head of Science at Tintern Grammar School and  author of many chemistry textbooks for VCE and IB.

The program is primarily for students in regional or low SES schools but is available for all students. 

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Tuesday 20 September 2022, 9:30am - 3:15pm.

Bookings will reopen in 2023.
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