For the past thirty years, Marian DeWane has been teaching AP® Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP® Environmental Science and AP® Physics. She was also the head coach of the Varsity Men's and Women's Tennis team, head coach of Academic Decathlon, and head coach of the Science and Math Quiz Bowl Team. She has been Teacher of the Year and has her National Board Certification in Chemistry, She was chosen as a Presidential Scholar Teacher in 2001, 2004, and 2009. She also was awarded by President Obama the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2009.
Marian has been involved with the College Board® for twenty years as a consultant. She is involved in the grading of the AP® Chemistry exam and has served in varying roles including an exam question leader, a table leader, a grader, and a question writer. She is the National Leadership Trainer for AP® Chemistry and Vertical Teams in Science. Marian authored the Pre-AP® Vertical teams in Science Workshop for the College Board* and edited or coedited the following resources; the Special Topics in Chemistry: Equilibrium, Special Topics in Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Special Topics in Chemistry: Acids and Bases, and Chemistry Curriculum Module: Guided Inquiry Activities for the Classroom. She has authored several books including Step by Step Chemistry, Practice Makes Perfect Chemistry, and several teachers’ guides and reading guides to accompany AP® Textbooks. She has also been involved in writing questions for the AP® Chemistry exam, the ACS Chemistry Olympiad Exam, and the ACS Advanced Exam.
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During this AP Chemistry APSI, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank.