Abstracts CSC2008

Chemical Education Division

Sunday AM

CE2Salon 3

Get on your Soapbox! Best Practices in Teaching I

Organizer(s) - Glen Loppnow
Chair(s) - Glen Loppnow

08:00 Introductory Remarks
08:10 00051 Teaching Problem Solving in Spectroscopy: The Fragment Approach *Hunt I.R.
08:20 00052 Simplifying the Complicated: A Web-Based Learning Application to Improve Problem Solving Skills in Chemistry Yu L., *Lam J., $Loppnow G.R.
08:30 Discussion - Problem Solving

08:40 00053 The Labyrinth or the Maze: Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning Poe J.C.
09:00 00054 Incorporating Peer Reviewed Journal Summary Projects into a First Year Chemistry Curriculum Forest K.
09:10 00055 Off-the Wall Group Activities in the General Chemistry Class Hoffman M.Z.
09:30 Discussion - General Chemistry

09:40 Coffee Break
Chair(s) - Judith Poe

10:00 00056 Group Exercises in a Physical Chemistry Course Sparling S.B.S., *$Loppnow G.R.
10:10 00057 Science in Action at Simon Fraser University (SIA@SFU) Lavieri S., Goyan R.L.
10:20 00058 User Response Driven Evolution of a Laboratory Activity from Wild Idea to Effective Teaching Unit Kutas C., Chisu C.
10:30 00059 A Discovery-Based Undergraduate Experiment on the Measurement of Lead in Toys *Kiema G.K., Lucy C.A., Harynuk J.J., Goulko A.
10:40 00060 Personal Response Systems (Clickers) to Increase Student Engagement *$Loppnow G.R.
10:50 00061 Highlights from Teaching Tools Developed by Undergraduates Kutas C., Tran L., Al-Khalidi B., Si B., Farmer J., Kim T., Christian F., Baldendran P.
11:00 Discussion - Teaching Methodologies

11:10 Open Discussion

11:20 End of Session

11:25 CIC Medal Lecture presented by John Vederas in Hall D

Sunday PM


Walter Harris Workshop-New Roles and New Balance: Teaching and Research at Technical Institutes, Colleges and Universities

Organizer(s) - Glen Loppnow

13:20 This workshop will take place on the University of Alberta campus in Room E3-25 in the Chemistry Centre.

17:00 End of Session

Monday AM

CE5Salon 3

Making Career Choices and Entering the Workforce-An Interactive Presentation

Organizer(s) - Stewart Roth and Candace Ford
Chair(s) - Stewart Roth and Candace Ford

CIC Award for Chemical Education Lecture presented by Geoffrey Rayner-Canham

Introduction of Geoffrey Rayner-Canham by Peter Mahaffy

09:00 00438 General Chemistry: Fossilized or Futurized? Rayner-Canham G.W.
09:40 Coffee Break
10:00 Introductory Remarks - This will be an interactive session - four presentations intermingled with dialogue and followed by discussion. The starting time of each presentation is approximate.

10:20 00439 Making Good Decisions in University Armour M.-A.
10:40 00440 Careers Decisions that Make Sense Makar I.C.
11:00 00441 The Employable Chemistry Graduate Schwass D.
11:20 00442 The Graduate School Option Taylor G.

12:00 End of Session

Monday PM

CE3Salon 3

Getting to the Core of Introductory Level Chemistry

Organizer(s) - Laura Deakin and Joel Kelly
Chair(s) - Laura Deakin and Joel Kelly

13:20 00640 As if the Concerns of our Students Mattered; As if the Planet Were at Stake Middlecamp C.
14:00 00641 My Prof is Different than your Prof. What Does this Mean? Mahadev K., *Mozol V.
14:20 Undergraduate Student Panel - Perspectives from students of their introductory chemistry experience. Audience questions and discussion about student interests, participation and learning.

15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 00642 LabEx: A Community Outreach Designed for Homeschooled Students *$Schriver M.J.
15:40 00643 Gen Chem for Gen Y Mahaffy P.G.
16:20 Textbook Publisher Panel - Vision behind different Canadian textbooks. Audience questions and discussion about content approaches, context and examples for a heterogeneous classroom.

17:00 End of Session

Tuesday AM

CE1Salon 3

Creating and Supporting a Positive Teaching Culture

Organizer(s) - Margaret-Ann Armour
Chair(s) - Margaret-Ann Armour

08:00 00853 The Role of the Individual, the Department, and the University in Creating a Positive Teaching Culture *Darvesh K.V.
08:20 00854 They're Not Weeds, They're Talented Flowers! Rayner-Canham G.W.
08:40 00855 Best Practices for a Positive Teaching and Learning Culture in Year 1 Chemistry *Lock P.E.
09:00 00856 Avoiding Student Behaviour Problems in the Classroom Meintzer C.P.
09:20 00857 Bridging the Faculty-Teacher Chasm Hoffman M.Z.
09:40 Coffee Break
10:00 00858 Organic Chemistry Laboratories: A Culture of Discovery and Creativity Kawulka K.E.
10:20 00859 The Chemistry Faculty "Teaching-Stream" Model at the University of Toronto Dicks A.P.
10:40 00860 Indigenous Chemistry: A Play in Two and Two-Thirds Acts *Hayes J.M., Perez P.L.
11:20 End of Session

11:25 Montreal Medal Lecture presented by Stan Brown in Hall D

Tuesday PM

CE4Salon 3

Innovative Teaching Technologies. Best Practices in Teaching II

Organizer(s) - Michael Mombourquette
Chair(s) - Michael Mombourquette

13:20 01005 Communicating with Students Outside the Classroom *$Burk R.C.
13:40 01006 Animating Chemistry: Claymation as a Creative Tool for Evaluation of Student Learning Etkin N.
14:00 01007 Digital Ink: Annotation of PowerPoint Presentations Johnson A.E.
14:20 01008 Making the Best of Both Worlds *Hunt I.R.
14:40 01009 Guided Inquiry-Based Approach to the Teaching of Absolute Configuration, Conformational Energy, and Fischer Projections Kutas C., Tran L., Al-Khalidi B., Si B.
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 01010 Laboratory Computerization as a Tool to Link Chemistry's Abstractions to Undergraduate Students' Realities *$Young J.C.O'C.
16:00 01011 Too Much To Do! Mozol V., *Mahadev K.
16:20 01012 Remote Instrumentation for Undergraduate Education: The BC-ILN Project Brewer S.E., Cinel B.
16:40 01013 Calculations of IR and NMR Spectra for Organic Compounds Dicks A.P., *$Skonieczny S., Staikova M.G.
17:00 End of Session



Organizer(s) - Glen Loppnow
Chair(s) - Glen Loppnow, Peter Mahaffy and Frances Sutherland

From 17:00 until 19:00

17:00 01014 Voltammetric Determination of Vitamin C in Orange Juice Using a Pencil Lead Electrode *$Kariuki J., King D.
17:00 01015 Using "Clickers" to Help your Students Learn Organic Chemistry *Hunt I.R.
17:20 01016 Who Does Clicker Technology Help? *McWilliams A.R., George N.A.
17:40 01017 Sharing Conceptual Resources with Reform Mathematics Kutas C., Chisu C.
18:00 01018 Thinking Outside the Classroom: Incorporating Field Trips into a First Year Curriculum Forest K.

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