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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 Science 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” (2013) and “Reorganized” (2019) Curriculum and has written the chapter introductions for the new Chang AP Chemistry text. Currently, he is on the faculty of Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington where he teaches General Chemistry to math and science majors.


First Daily Class Session (Before morning break) “Teaching AP Chemistry”

Day 1: Introductions; Structure/Use of Time; AP Chemistry Test Development Committee; AP Chemistry Reading

The re-organized AP Chemistry Syllabus: Course and Exam Description

Day 2:  Multiple Choice Exam Questions from past exams, Textbook Selection; Teaching Strategies; Formative vs. Summative Assessment

The re-organized AP Chemistry Syllabus: AP Classroom—Personal Progress Checks, Progress Dashboard, Instructional Approaches and Lesson Planning, Question Bank.

Day 3: Labs—what is expected; What “Open Inquiry” and “Guided Inquiry” mean and how they are different from structured labs; Adapting traditional labs to “Open Inquiry” and “Guided Inquiry”; The CB Guided Inquiry Lab Book; Other reference materials.

The re-organized AP Chemistry Syllabus: AP Audit and 11 Curricular Requirements.

Day 4:  Recruitment of Students, Exam Taking Strategies; How to Review/Prepare for the AP Chemistry Exam;

The re-organized AP Chemistry Syllabus: Fall Registration and AP Policy Changes; Digital Activation and Access, Pacing Guides, Equity and Access.

Second Daily Class Session (After morning break)  “A Review of Chemistry Theory and “The 2022 Free Response Exam.”

Day 1: Survey of Kinetics; 2022 Free Response Questions 1 & 2

Day 2: Survey of Equilibrium; 2022 Free Response Questions 3 & 4

Day 3: Survey of Electrochemistry; 2022 Free Response Questions 5 & 6

Day 4: Survey of Thermochemistry; 2022 Free Response Question 7;

Demonstrations, Final Questions and concerns.

Third Daily Class Session (Afternoon)

“Laboratory Work”

Day1: Kinetics Lab

Day 2: Guided Inquiry Equilibrium Lab

Day 3: Electrochemistry lab

Day 4: Guided Inquiry Thermochemistry Lab

Participants are asked to obtain a copy of and solve the Free Response Section of the 2022 AP Chemistry Exam—which can be found at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com after the AP Chem Exam is given on Monday, May 2nd, 2022. 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!

This course will be assessed a lab fee. All of the science courses are conducted in labs equipped with state regulated safety equipment.