AP 512.401 | In-Person | Jennifer Cook Gregory


This in-person AP Chemistry course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success. It is geared toward, but not limited to, new AP Chemistry teachers. During the week, participants will look at the unique features of AP Chemistry, review content, and explore the depth of content required by the course. Considerable time will be spent reviewing the syllabus required by The College Board for all AP courses as well as conducting labs throughout the workshop that are specifically designed for the course requirements. Topics to be covered include kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. In order to create a culture of collaboration and community, experienced teachers will have the opportunity to share what has worked well in their courses as well as brainstorm solutions for any challenges faced. In addition, participants will examine past AP tests with the goal of developing strategies that enable students to perform well on the exam. Virtual labs/demonstrations are included, as appropriate.


Jennifer Cook Gregory

Jennifer Cook Gregory

Jennifer is currently a teacher of Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry in Moline, Illinois. She completed her bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from Wilson College in Chambersburg Pennsylvania, while earning her secondary education certification in both subjects. After college, she returned to the Midwest and has spent the last 26 years teaching at public high schools in Iowa and Illinois. In 2006, Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning Technology from Ashford University. Since then, she has participated in the AP Chemistry reading (since 2006) as a reader and as a Table Leader for 6 years, and as a Question Leader for the past two years. Jennifer has also served on the ACS High School exam committee as a writer/editor for the 2013 exam, as the Secretary for the 2016 Exam Committee, and as the chairperson for the 2019 Exam. Jennifer has recently finished the coursework required to earn her ESL endorsement and TESOL certificate.