Meghan Porter (Indiana University) and Matt Cranswick (Colorado State University - Pueblo) lead the discussion in the 21st SLiThEr on lessons learned during the pandemic and how some of the on-line tools that they used and developed will continue to be used in their classes moving forward.
Sibrina Collins (Lawrence Tech) presented a SLiThEr on April 10, 2021. The topic was her recently releases ACS Symposium Series book entitled "African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship". Sibrina presented on stories, both hearing them and telling them. She recounted how she used the VIPEr model of learning objects to make the stories in the book accessible for use in the classroom.
This nanoCHAt by Dave Benson, Meghan Porter, and Darren Achey with Hilary Eppley (moderator) on April 13, 2021 was a second one on the topic of the art of giving effective feedback to students without creating too onerous a workload for faculty.
The full nanoCHAt playlist can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP
On March 25, 2021, Chip Nataro of Lafayette College presented the 18th SLiThEr ((Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). The topic was on the adoption of a Libretext for use in a foundational inorganic chemistry course.
Professors Kari Stone and Dan Kissel fro Lewis University describe the transition to a remote general chemistry course through a flipped curriculum using mastery-based grading. In particular, the development and implementation of a element project is discussed as part of the 17th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) on 3/4/2021
A nanoCHAt conversation about methods of helping students get started doing research by Hilary Eppley and VIPEr Fellows, Tulay Atesin, Matt Cranswick, Ryan Richards, and John Miecznikowski on March 18, 2021. The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP
A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr NanoCHAts. These are short discussion on a teaching topic by 4-5 faculty members from different institutions. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.
Dr. Sabrina Sobel of Hofstra University Presented the 16th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) on 2/17/2021. The topic was scaffolding and oral exams in general chemistry.
The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube. The link can be found below.
This is the link to the 14th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Sydney Towell and Reilly Gwinn and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).
This particular roundtable was presented by two senior undergraduate on their experiences during the pandemic. In addition to talking about the challenges or remote learning and research, they also discuss applying to graduate school and the apprehension they face making a decision without visiting the schools.
The activity allows students to present the results and analysis of a lab experiment in the form a research brief. Students have the option to create a written brief or record themselves giving the brief as a PowerPoint presentation.