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1 Presenter: Yakini Brandy Project Advisor: Dr. Folahan O. Ayorinde Howard University Symposium

2 Cartoon Illustrating Todays Students Adopted from: (Sept. 06, 2006)

3 The CIRTL NETWORK Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Howard University Michigan State University Texas A&M University University of Colorado at Boulder University of Wisconsin-Madison Vanderbilt University Mission: To enhance the Professional Development of Graduate Students and develop a national STEM faculty committed to advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences

4 The CIRTL Network Enhances the development of STEM graduate students and faculty by Promoting 3 pillars : Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Learning Communities Learning-through-Diversity

5 Learning foundational knowledge Creating objectives for student learning Developing an hypothesis for practices to achieve the learning objectives Defining measures of success Developing and implementing teaching practices within an experimental design Collecting and analyzing data Reflecting, evaluating, and iterating

6 To use and apply the TAR steps in generating a project that involves the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. To conduct weekly surveys to integrate technology into pedagogy in an undergraduate organic chemistry class of 60 students. To use the data obtained as guidance in the re-lecture of a specific concept and to monitor students progress.

7 Lectures were conducted on a specific chapter during the week. The learning objectives were used to compose learning outcome surveys. Each student rated the survey questions based on how much knowledge they gained on a concept. Data were analyzed and findings were shared with the professor. Professor used initial surveys as guidance in the following weeks lecture: concepts were revisited if less than 80% of the students accomplished that learning objective.

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9 Upon successful completion of this chapter, you should be able to, Identify enolate anions Know which compounds can form enolate anions Know how to form enolate anions Identify enols Know how to use enolate anions as nucleophiles to form new carbon-carbon bonds Know how to use enolate anions to synthesize alpha-bromo aldehydes, ketones, and esters Know the relative acidity of organic compounds Know factors that affect the relative acidity of organic compounds Know the relationship between pka and acidity Know what the Hell-Volhard-Zelinskii reaction is Know what the malonic ester synthesis is Know what the acetoacetic ester synthesis is An Example of a Chapter Objectives Outlined by the Professor

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14 TAR can be used to enhance students learning outcomes. Effort should be made to inform students of the importance of maintaining survey integrity. The survey project is still ongoing in the organic chemistry class to improve the teaching practices and learning experience of the students and professors.

15 Dr. Folahan O. Ayorinde Shemelis Hailu Pogisego Dinake CIRTL Network NSF


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