1. Mike Stieff
  2. Associate Professor
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago
  1. Rachel Yim
  2. Project Manager
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago

The Connected Chemistry Curriculum


2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 9-12

This video describes how The Connected Chemistry Curriculum (CCC) Project partners with school districts around Chicago to help districts achieve their goals in improving STEM learning through the integration of educational technologies into everyday practice

CCC is a self-contained chemistry curriculum that makes central use of project-designed visualization software to improve representational competence and facilitate learning in secondary chemistry. In contrast to typical curricula that incorporate visualization software as visual aids or optional assignments, CCC employs visualization software that includes visual representations embedded in a modeling environment as the core component of inquiry learning activities delivered throughout an academic year

We have expanded the curriculum to more than 100 molecular-level simulations and 120 days of instructional activities, which have been implemented in 30 U.S. states and 10 countries. Our current work, funded through IES, aims to evaluate the efficacy of the curriculum for supporting scientific argumentation and the development of representational competence to improve chemistry learning.


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