SLiTher #21: Teaching During COVID-19: A Catalyst for Positive Instructional Change

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 06/25/2021 - 12:27
Description

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.

SLiThEr #20: African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 07:33
Description

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. 

SLiThEr #18: Dr. Strangebook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Libretext

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:34
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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.

SLiThEr #17: Demonstration of a Transition to a Remote General Chemistry Course
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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

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:22

nanoCHAts: Informal conversations about teaching

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:33

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.

SLiThEr #16: Scaffolding oral exams in general chemistry
Description

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. 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Thu, 02/18/2021 - 18:09

SLiThEr #14: The Student Experience in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:20
Description

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.

Presenting Results as a Research Brief

Submitted by Meghan Porter / Indiana University on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:13
Description

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.