P1029: Collaboration and transformation: Quit reinventing the wheel

Author: Chris Luker, Highland Local Schools, USA


Date: 8/7/14

Time: 11:30 AM11:50 AM

Room: MAK A1151

Related Symposium: S76

One essential component to creating a successful flip of your chemistry classroom is collaboration. In order to create a successful transformation of your classroom you need to know where to turn to get the most help. The purpose of this presentation is to provide chemistry teachers with resources to aid in their classroom transformation. Whether your classroom is flipped or not, increasing the level of collaboration among colleagues across the globe provides you an opportunity to lessen the burden of “reinventing the wheel” and focus on developing meaningful learning activities.

P291: Flipped teaching in organic chemistry

Author: Layne A. Morsch, University of Illinois Springfield, USA

Co-Author: Chris Luker, Kent State University, USA

Date: 8/4/14

Time: 2:45 PM3:05 PM

Room: LTT 101

Related Symposium: S21

Beginning in spring 2014, I have taught organic chemistry using a “flipped” teaching design. All lectures were recorded in advance and posted online for students to watch. The entire class time was then used to answer student questions about the posted material and textbook material, as well as to work out a large number of sample problems. I will discuss how I incorporate the videos into the course and student viewing habits of the lecture videos. This class was unique in that the first semester of the course was taught in a more traditional lecture style, while the second semester was taught with the flipped design. A survey was administered to ascertain student attitudes toward flipped vs. traditional format courses in organic chemistry. Exam grades from the second semester were compared to those from the first semester for this class. Grades were also compared to previous years when both were traditional lecture format courses to determine if there are any trends in achievement.

P110: Moodle and the high school classroom

Author: Chris Luker, Highland Local Schools, USA


Date: 8/3/14

Time: 2:05 PM2:25 PM

Room: LTT 102

Related Symposium: S17

Moodle, an open source learning management system, has been instrumental in transitioning from traditional teaching methods to a flipped learning classroom. The use of Moodle and flipped learning provides an optimal environment for many instructional strategies to be used in challenging students with their learning. Specifically, using Moodle’s ability to host content assessments and provide an organized structure for content, my classroom has been able to focus on integrating more simulations and web-based modules. The focus of this presentation will be to provide examples on how the features of Moodle help provide an avenue to more student engagement in the high school chemistry classroom.