2016 Workshop Schedule

DAY 1 SUNDAY:

WELCOME!

5:30 PM

DINNER AND WELCOME

The Old German

In the cellar of the Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

120 W Washington St

734-741-7554

 

Meet in North Quad lobby at 4:45 PM to pick up badges and walk or drive there

 

Evening Sessions: CHEM 1706

7:30

Introductions

8:15

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

 

Small group sharing of learning object ideas

HW

Read paper for tomorrow's literature discussion

 

 

DAY 2 MONDAY:

GETTING TO KNOW VIPEr; UNDERSTANDING LOs, INTRODUCTION TO ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY

 

Morning Sessions: CHEM 1706

8:30 AM

Daily Preview, getting everyone settled in and connected to technology – Joanne

9:00

Overview of LOs – Features, commenting, favorite-ing. Participants favorite LOs they’d like to teach (not enough time but want this and mechanics before they work on LOs) – Sheila Smith, UM Dearborn

10:15

Mechanics of posting an LO – Chip Nataro, Lafayette College

10:45

BREAK

11:00

Back to Grad School Session 1 – Electron counting via CBC – Chip

12:00 PM

LUNCH by Pizza House  CHEM 1706

 

Afternoon Sessions:  CHEM 1706

1:00

Back to Grad School Session 2 – Whirlwind review of organometallic chemistry – Adam Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

2:00

Teaching a literature discussion LO – Chip

3:00

BREAK

3:15

Developing a rubric for a learning object – Joanne

4:00

Time to work on Individual Learning Objects (prizes for first LOs posted)

5:30

Preparing your group to “Ask the Expert” – Sheila

5:45

DINNER on your own

HW

All Participants

Post your LO to VIPEr

Read Sanford and Ozerov papers

 

Sanford and Ozerov groups

Meet and prepare preliminary questions for talk/literature discussions.

The student lounges in the dorm are available from 7-11 PM.

 

 

DAY 3 TUESDAY:

TEACHING INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 
Hawaiian shirt day (in honor of Omet GRC) - optional

 

Morning Sessions: CHEM 1706

8:30 AM

Daily Preview – Adam

8:35

Assessment of student learning – Jeff Raker, University of South Florida

9:25

What do we teach in inorganic chemistry, how do we teach it, and how do we know our students are learning? A discussion of our courses and syllabi – Barb Reisner, James Madison University

10:20

BREAK

10:35

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

11:15

Working and posting individual learning objects - individual work

12:00 PM

LUNCH on your own

 

Afternoon Sessions: CHEM 1200

1:30

Expert Talk 1 – Professor Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan
Design, synthesis, and carbon-heteroatom coupling reactions of organometallic nickel(IV) complexes

2:20

Questions/discussion with Professor Sanford 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

3:10

Group Picture – in front of chemistry building

3:30

BREAK

3:45

Expert Talk 2 – Professor Oleg Ozerov, Texas A&M University Comparison of the electronic properties of diarylamido-based PNZ pincer ligands: Redox activity at the ligand and donor ability toward the metal

4:35

Questions/discussion with Professor Ozerov and brainstorming in the large group about the kinds of LOs that can be developed from the talk (Move to Room 1706 for discussion.)

6:00

SANFORD AND OZEROV GROUP DINNERS (the rest on your own) Locations TBA

HW

All Participants

Read Ison and Szymczak papers

 

Ison and Szymczak groups

Meet and prepare preliminary questions for talk/literature discussions

 

The student lounges in the dorm are available from 7-11 PM.

 

 

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY:

DEVELOPING LEARNING OBJECTS FROM EXPERT PRESENTATIONS

 Funny periodic table t-shirt day (or other geeky chemistry shirt) - optional

 

Morning Session 1: CHEM 1640

8:30 AM

Daily Preview – Adam

8:35

Expert Talk 3 – Professor Elon Ison, North Carolina State University
Synthesis and reactivity of oxorhenium(V) methyl, benzyl, and phenyl complexes with CO: Implications for a unique mechanism for migratory insertion

9:25

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

10:15

BREAK

10:30

Expert Talk 4 – Professor Nate Szymczak, University of Michigan

A proton-switchable bifunctional ruthenium complex that catalyzes nitrile hydroboration

11:20

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

12:00 PM

LUNCH by Jerusalem Garden in CHEM 1706

 

Afternoon Sessions: Sanford – TBA, Ozerov – TBA, Ison – TBA, Szymczak – TBA

1:00

Small group work – Development of literature discussion LO from expert paper. Begin posting LOs to VIPEr.

3:15

Outing of your choice: Kayaking on the Huron, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), explore Ann Arbor

6:00

ISON AND SZYMCZAK GROUP DINNERS WITH THE SPEAKERS – (the rest on your own) Locations TBA

HW

All Participants

Continued development of LOs (groups may arrange to meet)


The student lounges in the dorm are available from 7-11 PM

 

 

DAY 5 THURSDAY:

DEVELOPING AND POSTING YOUR NEW ORGANOMETALLIC LEARNING OBJECTS

 Star Wars shirt day - optional

 

Morning Session 1: CHEM 1706

9:00 AM

Daily Preview – Adam

9:05

Sanford – 3642, Ozerov – 4642, Ison – 2744, Szymczak – 2642 (Group Work)

Small group work – Continued development of literature discussion LO from expert paper. Begin posting LOs to VIPEr.

10:30

BREAK

 

Morning Session 2: CHEM 1706

10:45

Challenges at your institution (learning from one another) – Barb

11:00

Sanford – 3642, Ozerov – 4642, Ison – 2744, Szymczak – 2642 (Group Work)

Small group work – Continued development of literature discussion LO from expert paper. Begin posting LOs to VIPEr.

11:30

LUNCH on your own

1:00 PM

Sanford – 3642, Ozerov – 4642, Ison – 2744, Szymczak – 2642 (Group Work)

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

2:45

BREAK

4:00

Small group work continued

6:00

GROUP DINNER

The Original Cottage Inn

The Wine Room

512 E William St

734-663-3379

HW

Leadership team will “approve” as many of the new LOs as possible!
Workshop evaluations


The student lounges in the dorm are available from 7-11 PM.

 

 

DAY 6 FRIDAY:

WRAP-UP DAY

 

Morning Sessions: CHEM 1706

9:00 AM

Daily Preview – Adam

9:05

Introduction to the Workshop LOs – Workshop Teams

9:45

How is organometallic chemistry taught in the undergraduate classroom and how will you approach it? Picking new organometallic LOs to test next semester. Personal action/teaching plans. – Adam

10:30

Workshop evaluations – Jeff

11:00

Where do we go from here? VIPEr development ideas (what new features would be useful?). Thoughts about other aspects of IONiC – Leadership Team

11:30

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