SLiThErs - Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable

A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr SLiThErs (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). These events are short presentations on a topic followed by a period of discussion between the presenter and live participants. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 12/17/2020 - 14:18

SLiThEr #59: Inclusive leadership - Your role in creating cultures of belonging

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 15:38
Description

Marilyn Mackiewicz (Oregon State University) is the 2020 awardee of the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences from the ACS. Her unique story and experiences are presented, along with how faculty can make their spaces and themselves more welcoming.

SLiThEr #55: "Chemical information meets AI -The continued need for information literacy training"

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Wed, 10/25/2023 - 17:02
Description

This is the 55th SLiTher, entitled "Chemical information meets AI -The continued need for information literacy training", presented byJudith Currano  This presentation was an related to Judith's recent fall ACS meeting presentation which explores how research search engines perform searches and how to train students to better utilize these resources.

 

 

Electron Transfer through a Photosynthetic Reaction Center

Submitted by Levi Ekanger / The College of New Jersey on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 16:23
Description

This is a computer-based activity intended for a bioinorganic chemistry course composed of upper-level undergraduate students. It is helpful for students to be familiar with concepts of electron transfer, including a surface-level introduction to Marcus theory and the inverted region, and photosynthetic charge separation before beginning this activity. However, this activity can easily be adapted to students with other levels of preparation in a bioinorganic course.

The short game

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 17:09
Description

I am currently in the process of teaching flipped General Chemistry I for the second time. The first time I did it, I do not think I did a great job of 'selling' the students on this modality of learning. I received some very negative student comments including one that suggested this was just a lazy method of teaching. So, I've made some changes the second time, in particular my pitch of the idea.

Collaborative Point Group "Escape Room" Competition

Submitted by Joya Cooley / California State University, Fullerton on Tue, 08/08/2023 - 19:29
Description

This is a digital "escape room" where students determine point groups of molecules and answer follow-up questions to determine four digits. The four digits can be used to unlock a physical lockbox which is brought to class with small prizes inside.

Inorganic Chemistry
Description

Rigorous treatment of the chemistry of inorganic compounds, including structure, properties, and reactions, and their interpretation in terms of quantum chemistry, and solid state chemistry; analysis with modern instrumentation.

Daniel Ashley / Spelman College Thu, 06/22/2023 - 16:48

A Strategy for Group Discussions of a Literature Paper: Roles That Rotate and Foster Different Skills

Submitted by Laurel Goj Habgood / Rollins College on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 12:12
Description

The "Lit Masters" concept is inspired by and adapted from one of my colleagues, Jenn Manak, in our education department. Students who are novices to reading the literature often are overwhelmed when assigned a paper to read and may struggle in group discussions. The strategy is to assign students to a semester-long group with designated roles for each paper that require them to produce a low-stakes artifact prior to class. During class time groups discuss the paper and it is followed with a debrief.