Chemistry Teachers’ Professional Development

My work on the professional development of chemistry teachers in Israel has been carried out in the context of three professional frameworks, which together, reach and influence a large number of chemistry teachers:

  • the National Chemistry Teachers’ Center
  • the Rothschild-Weizmann program
  • the Israeli Chemical Society (ICS)

The practical activities that are implemented in each of these frameworks have been accompanied by research and formative assessment. Using these three frameworks has enabled me to strongly influence the community of chemistry teachers in Israel and to study different modes of teachers' professional development.

I have investigated various ways of providing chemistry teachers with continuous professional development that updates their knowledge and supports the development of their efficacy beliefs for learning and teaching contemporary contents and for using digital technological platforms.