The HACH Consortium for High School Chemistry in Northern Colorado was a three-year professional development project, funded by the HACH Scientific Foundation. The purpose of the consortium was to provide in-depth, continuing professional development for high school faculty who were interested in using student-centered, guided inquiry methods in their chemistry classrooms. Consortium participants met multiple times over the course of the year to receive support and training in authoring POGIL activities and also in effective classroom facilitation techniques.
The Northern Colorado school districts participating in the consortium were:
Bruce Wellman, chemistry teacher for Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe, KS), served as lead facilitator for the HACH Consortium project.
Many resources were developed through the course of the HACH project. The consortium focused on creating resources to more fully articulate student roles and also to develop student process skills. See the Implementation Materials section of the website for samples of their work, including a full set of Interpersonal Effectiveness Videos for classroom use.