Chemistry: Experienced Teachers – APSI In-Person

AP 512E.400 Stephen Pulliam


This in-person AP Chemistry: Experienced Teachers course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant Advanced Placement content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success.  Designed for AP Chemistry teachers who have previously completed any 4-5 day APSI (extending learning from a prior AP Chemistry session), the focus of this course will involve Curriculum Framework activities, the new curricular requirements, and introduction of guided inquiry labs and inquiry experiences in the classroom. Additional course experiences will include reflecting/debriefing about classroom and lab activities implemented in the classroom, discussing successful strategies for teaching the new content areas, incorporating successful inquiry labs, converting traditional labs to inquiry labs, and generating "new style" questions. This session also will include analysis of test data. Time and guidance will be provided for collaboration and practice with the above topics. Opportunities will be provided for participants to share strategies for incorporating more inquiry in both the lab and the classroom. Each teacher will bring materials to share for major content or challenge areas (i.e., equilibrium, buffers, electrochemistry, IMFs), such as notes, labs, exams, formative assessments, and suggestions for refining and adopting different approaches.

Stephen Pulliam

Stephen Pulliam

Stephen Pulliam is a passionate educator inspiring and challenging students to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. For nearly 25 years, he has been shaping the minds of his students in the sciences and other STEM classes. In 2003, he began teaching AP Chemistry, became an AP Reader in 2009, and a Table Leader in 2012. In 2015, Stephen piloted materials for the AP Insight Chemistry program and soon thereafter became a consultant conducting workshops across the country. Stephen also serves as a consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative, leading workshops and student study sessions nationwide. Currently, Stephen is the Chair of the Science Department at Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, in addition to teaching AP and Honors Chemistry, he also serves as the assistant coach to girls’ varsity basketball and middle school baseball. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys spending downtime with his wife and children, and especially venturing off on fishing trips with his son.