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William B. Bond

For over 32 years, Bill was a teacher at Snohomish High School in Washington State where he taught Advanced Placement Chemistry and served as Science Department Chair. Bill received both his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Science Education from the University of Washington. He has written questions for the AP Chemistry exam as a member of the Test Development Committee, been a Table Leader and Reader (grader) of the AP Chemistry Exam, and was the principal author of “A Teacher’s Guide to Advanced Placement Chemistry”—published by the College Board. Bill has won the Siemens Advanced Placement Award, was a Dreyfus Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and has had his Chemistry research published in “Analytical Chemistry”. He has been a member of the Academic Council for the Western Region of the College Board and has served on the Development Committee for Advanced Placement Science Vertical Teams. Bill was selected as a National Leader in AP Chemistry for the College Board–responsible for the training and evaluation of new AP Chemistry presenters. In addition, he presents AP Chemistry at numerous Workshops and Institutes—both nationally and internationally. Most recently, Bill has been trained in the new AP Chemistry “Redesign” Curriculum and has written the chapter introductions for the new Chang AP Chemistry text. Currently, he is on the faculty at Bellevue College located in Bellevue, Washington where he teaches General Chemistry to math and science majors.


First Daily Class Session (Before morning break):

“Teaching AP Chemistry for the Redesign”

  • Day 1: Introductions; The Curriculum Framework; Requirements for Success; Structure/Use of Time; Recruitment of Students
  • Day 2: Redesign AP Chemistry Exam Format and 2014 Multiple Choice Exam Questions, The AP Chemistry Audit; Textbook Selection; Teaching Strategies
  • Day 3: Labs and the redesign—what is expected; What “Open Inquiry” and “Guided Inquiry” mean and how they are different from traditional labs; Adapting traditional labs to “Open Inquiry” and “Guided Inquiry”; College Board Guided Inquiry Lab Book; Other Reference Materials.
  • Day 4:  Exam Taking Strategies; How to Review/Prepare for the AP Test; AP Chemistry Test Development Committee; AP Chemistry Reading; Final questions and concerns.

Second Daily Class Session (After morning break):

A Review of Chemistry Theory and “The 2019 Free Response Exam”*

  • Day 1: Survey of Kinetics; 2019 Free Response Questions 1 & 2
  • Day 2: Survey of Equilibrium; 2019 Free Response Questions 3 & 4
  • Day 3: Survey of Electrochemistry; 2019 Free Response Questions 5 & 6
  • Day 4: Survey of Thermochemistry; 2019 Free Response Question 7; Demonstrations

Third Daily Class Session (Afternoon):

“Laboratory Work”

  • Day1: Guided Inquiry Kinetics Lab
  • Day 2: Guided Inquiry Equilibrium Lab
  • Day 3: Guided Inquiry Electrochemistry lab
  • Day 4: Guided Inquiry Thermodynamics Lab

*Participants are asked to obtain a copy of and solve the Free Response Questions from the 2019 AP Chemistry Exam. The Exam can be found at the AP Central website: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com a few days after the AP Chemistry Exam is given—in 2019 this will be on May 9th. If you cannot obtain a copy or have difficulty solving the questions, this is no problem—come to the Institute and we will help you! Participants are also asked to bring their own personal laptop computer or tablet, a calculator (with trigonometric functions), a new (empty) thumb drive for copying files, their own personal protective eyewear and lots of enthusiasm!

All of the science courses are conducted in labs equipped with state regulated safety equipment.