Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

We’re flipping crazy: The Chemistry Flipped Classroom Experience

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

We’re flipping crazy: The Chemistry Flipped Classroom Experience

Lucille Benedict and Jim Ford, Associate Professors in Chemistry, will present the new classroom model that is being used in the Principles of Chemistry I (CHY 113) course here at USM. In this talk they will focus on the successes, challenges, and the future of the course, as well as explain how this model could be implemented in other courses at USM.

The model they successfully employed is a modified flipped classroom model, where students were given pre-lecture work in the form of readings, videos to watch and quizzes to prepare them for lectures. In the lectures, students worked on class activities, had class discussion, and answered clicker questions to build on the work that had been completed before lecture. In addition to these changes to the course, a recitation was added, and within this period the instructors and TAs worked on building study and problem solving skills. A tutoring support system was also built into the class to help students.

Tuesday, February, 25
1pm to 2:30pm
110 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus






Lucille Benedict
Associate Professors in Chemistry

Dr. Luci Benedict, Associate professor in chemistry, teaching general chemistry and analytical chemistry.  My work in chemical education has focused on the use to technology to help students gain a better grasp of content in my courses. In 2011 I converted the principles of chemistry course sequence to a flipped classroom learning experience.

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Jim Ford
Associate Professors in Chemistry



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110 Abromson Community Education Center, USM Portland Campus