Dr. Christophy to Present at Science Teachers Conference

September 10, 2015

Christophy_ElizabethElizabeth Christophy, Ph.D. has been selected to present at the Connecticut Science Teachers Professional Development Day in November. The theme of the conference “Toward Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Where Science and Education Meet” emphasizes asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations, and defending conclusions with evidence. Dr. Christophy will be presenting her lesson entitled “The Case of the Puzzling Powder: A Detective Investigation” to other science teachers and explain how to use the lesson to teach the NGSS skills to students.

Dr. Christophy holds a B.S. in chemistry, M.S. in education, and Ph.D. in physical chemistry. She has been a member of our faculty for 16 years, teaching all levels of chemistry, including College Preparatory Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and AP Chemistry. Betty enjoys teaching students that chemistry can be fun and relevant to their lives. “I love to create new lessons and try out new ideas,” she said. “I wanted to share this lesson with other chemistry teachers because my students enjoyed it so much.”

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