Using the framework developed through the ChemAttitudes project, the Let's Do Chemistry Train-the-Trainer Workshop will take what was learned about activity content, format, and facilitation and share with members of the chemistry community who are in a position to train others in the techniques for making their own chemistry outreach activities better at stimulating interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy.
The Let's Do Chemistry Train-the-Trainer Workshop will be disseminated to chemistry professionals during the fall 2020 - More information coming soon
Virtual Let's Do Chemistry Train-the-Trainer Pilot Workshop
Invited chemistry professionals will be participating in a virtual Let's Do Chemistry Train-the-Trainer Pilot Workshop that will take place between May and June 2020.
The Welcome Module provides you with a general overview of the ChemAttitudes project and the research framework developed, which focuses on activity content, format, and facilitation methods to support participant interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy with respect to chemistry.
The Welcome Module resources can be accessed at https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/lets-do-chemistry-train-trainer-pilot-workshop-welcome-module.
Module 1: Activity Design - Chemistry Content
Module 1 resources focus on how the Let's Do Chemistry research framework strategies related to chemistry content can be applied to hands-on activities and help participants increase their interest, relevance, and self-efficacy.
Module 1 resources can be accessed at https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/lets-do-chemistry-train-trainer-pilot-workshop-module-1-activity-design-chemistry-content.
Module 2: Activity Design - Format
Module 2 will focus on the research framework strategy of format. Your goal is to learn about this framework strategy and consider how it could help make your hands-on activity stronger by supporting participants’ interest, relevance, or self-efficacy around chemistry.
Module 2 resources can be accessed at https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/lets-do-chemistry-train-trainer-pilot-workshop-module-2-activity-design-format.
Module 3: Activity Facilitation
Module 3 will focus on the research framework strategy of facilitation. Your goal is to learn about this framework strategy and consider how it could help make your hands-on activity stronger by supporting participants’ interest, relevance, or self-efficacy around chemistry.
Module 3 resources can be accessed at https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/lets-do-chemistry-train-trainer-pilot-workshop-module-3-activity-facilitation.
Module 4: Build Your Training
Module 4 will focus on building a future training for activity facilitators and/or other trainers. Your goal is to think through what you have learned during this workshop about applying the research framework (interest, relevance, and self-efficacy), and consider how you might use this knowledge to help others in their practice. Within this module, there are also some evaluation resources that may help you evaluate your own activities or trainings.
Module 4 resources can be accessed at https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/lets-do-chemistry-train-trainer-pilot-workshop-module-4-build-your-training.
About the Project
- Learn more about the ChemAttitudes project: http://www.nisenet.org/chemattitudes
- Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry Digital kit: http://www.nisenet.org/chemistry-kit
Funded by the National Science Foundation through the Museum of Science.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.