NSFPenn State

2013 Workshop Schedule

 

DAY 1 SUNDAY EVENING: WELCOME!

5:30 PM

DINNER AND WELCOME – Professor Tom Mallouk, Penn State

American Ale House and Grill, 821 Cricklewood Dr.

Meet in The Nittany Lion Inn lobby at 5:00 PM to carpool.

 

 

7:30

      

 

8:00

Evening Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building

 

Introduction to Learning Object (LO) design using Understanding by Design – Joanne Stewart, Hope College

 

Small group sharing of learning object ideas


DAY 2 MONDAY:        GETTING TO KNOW VIPEr; UNDERSTANDING LEARNING OBJECTS (LOs); INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

8:30 AM

 

 

9:30

 

10:15

 

10:30

 

 

11:15

Morning Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building

 

Pedagogical considerations and VIPEr requirements – Sheila Smith, University of Michigan - Dearborn

 

Working on learning objects - individual work

 

BREAK

 

How is solid state taught in the undergraduate classroom? – Maggie Geselbracht, Reed College

 

Back to Grad School Session 1 (B2GS 1) - whirlwind review of solid state chemistry using learning objects. – Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

12:00

LUNCH by Panera

 

 

1:00 PM

 

 

3:00

 

3:15

 

 

3:45

Afternoon Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building

 

Back to Grad School Session 1 continued (B2GS 1) - whirlwind review of solid state chemistry using learning objects – Geselbracht & Reisner

 

BREAK

 

How to post a learning object and more work on learning objects – Betsy Jamieson, Smith College

 

Teaching a learning object – literature discussions – Geselbracht & Reisner

5:00 PM

Geocaching at PSU and around State College (optional)

 

DINNER on your own

HW

Post your learning object to VIPEr

Read Schaak and Prieto papers associated with the expert talks. Schaak1 and Prieto groups should meet and prepare preliminary questions for talk/literature discussions.
The Mt. Nittany Meeting Room at the Nittany Lion Inn is available from 7-11 PM.


DAY 3 TUESDAY:       TEACHING INORGANIC CHEMISTRY; EXPLORATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHING

 

 

8:30 AM

 

 

9:30

 

 

10:30

 

10:45

Morning Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building

 

What do we teach in inorganic chemistry? A discussion of our courses and syllabi – Jamieson

 

Participant exploration of VIPEr for LOs to use. Participants create a collaborative Google Doc of LOs to try in their classrooms – Hilary Eppley, DePauw University

 

BREAK

 

Technology tools for teaching - collaboration (Google Docs / LMS wikis and forums / Skype / Google Sites) & gadgets (Livescribe pens / SmartBoards / Clickers / smart phones) – Smith

These are both whole group discussions. Please bring ideas to share.

12:00

LUNCH on your own

 

 

1:30 PM

 

 

2:15

 

 

 

3:00

 

3:15

 

 

4:00

Afternoon Sessions: 108 Wartik Lab

 

B2GS 2 – Professor Ray Schaak, Pennsylvania State University
Synthesis and characterization of colloidal hybrid nanoparticles

 

Questions/discussion with Professor Schaak and brainstorming in the large group about the kinds of LOs (in-class exercise, problem set question, 5-slides about, etc.) that can be developed from the talk

 

BREAK

 

B2GS 3 – Professor Amy Prieto, Colorado State University
Compositionally-tunable nanoparticles for photovoltaic applications

 

Questions/discussion with Professor Prieto and brainstorming in the large group about the kinds of LOs that can be developed from the talk

5:00 PM

Mt. Nittany hike (optional, http://www.hikemountnittany.com/maps/mount_nittany/)

 

DINNER on your own

HW

Read Mallouk and Schaak papers associated with the expert talks. Mallouk and Schaak2 groups should meet and prepare preliminary questions for talk/literature discussions.

The Mt. Nittany Meeting Room at the Nittany Lion Inn is available from 7-11 PM.

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY: DEVELOPING LEARNING OBJECTS FROM EXPERT PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

9:00 AM

 

 

9:30

 

 

10:15

 

10:30

 

 

11:15

Morning Sessions: 108 Wartik Lab

 

B2GS 4 – Professor Tom Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University
Electrodeposition and Properties of Semiconductor Nanowires

 

Questions/discussion with Professor Mallouk and brainstorming in the large group about the kinds of LOs that can be developed from the talk

 

BREAK

 

B2GS 5 – Professor Ray Schaak, Pennsylvania State University
Total synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles

 

Questions/discussion with Professor Schaak and brainstorming in the large group about the kinds of LOs that can be developed from the talk

12:00

LUNCH by Panera

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM

 

 

3:00

 

3:15

 

3:45

Afternoon Sessions: Prieto – 308 Life Sciences Bldg, Schaak1 – 301A Chemistry Building, Mallouk – 201G Chemistry Building, Schaak2 – 301 Chemistry Building (Group Work)

 

Groups work together to do initial development of LOs and prepare questions for dinner with your speaker.

 

BREAK

 

PSU Chemistry Department Tour

 

Continue working with your group

6:00 PM

DINNER WITH THE SPEAKERS

HW

Continued development of LOs (groups may arrange to meet)
The Mt. Nittany Meeting Room at the Nittany Lion Inn is available from 8-11 PM.

 


DAY 5 THURSDAY:     POSTING YOUR NEW SOLID STATE LEARNING OBJECTS

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM

 

 

11:00

Morning Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building, Prieto – 308 Life Sciences Bldg, Schaak2 – 301 Chemistry Building, Mallouk – 201G Chemistry Building, Schaak1 – 501 Chemistry Building (Group Work)

 

Small group work – Continued development of one LO (any type) from expert talk and one LO (literature discussion) from expert paper. Begin posting LOs to VIPEr.

 

Opportunities and challenges for teaching LOs at your institution. What can we learn from one another? – Eppley

12:00

LUNCH on your own

 

 

 

1:30 PM

 

3:00

 

4:00

Afternoon Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building or 501 Chemistry Building
(Group Work)

 

Small group work – Finish up group LOs and post to VIPEr

 

BREAK – Creamery Visit & Ice Cream / Sherbet (http://creamery.psu.edu/)

 

FREE TIME – Work with your group, on your own, or take a break.

6:00 PM

GROUP DINNER

India Pavilion, 222 East Calder Way (BYOB)

HW

Leadership team will “approve” as many of the new LOs as possible!
Workshop evaluations
The Mt. Nittany Meeting Room at the Nittany Lion Inn is available from 8-11 PM.

 

DAY 6 FRIDAY:           WRAP-UP DAY

 

 

8:30 AM

 

9:30

 

Morning Sessions: 301A Chemistry Building

 

Final LO modifications & Workshop evaluations

 

Personal action/teaching plans. Where do we go from here? VIPEr development ideas (what new features would be useful?). – Leadership Team

11:30

LUNCH – on your own (join those of us with late departures for lunch)