In this interactive webinar, participants will explore active-learning strategies, dissect a lesson from the point of view of the instructor and of the student, and discuss synchronous/asynchronous adaptations during COVID. Each participant will leave with a plan to incorporate an active-learning experience in one of their own lessons. Everyone is welcome, from newbs to seasoned instructors.
Charlie Barrows (he/him) is an Associate Faculty member at Cascadia College and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Washington. His background is in physical inorganic chemistry, and he primarily teaches General Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry (GOB). His primary goal as an instructor is to create an engaging and equitable learning environment where each student finds the material accessible and is challenged to do their best. Utilizing active-learning techniques is a critical strategy towards achieving that goal, and he is always working to refine these practices. Outside of teaching, he enjoys collecting photons for landscape photography in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Peg Harbol (she/her) is a Chemistry Faculty member, General Chemistry Coordinator, and Natural Science Division Chair at Cascadia College, Bothell, WA. Her background is in physical chemistry. She collaborates with her colleagues to create active classroom learning experiences and meaningful laboratory experiences for students. During sabbatical leave, she is exploring course-based undergraduate research experiences for general chemistry lab while also experimenting in her vegetable garden.