MAALACT 2019 Meeting Updates

Housing Reservations

A group of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott, 183-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Queens, NY 11365. Call (718) 746-6769 and mention St. John’s/MAALACT conference whenyou make your reservation to get the conference rate. September 25th is the deadline for the Early Bird Reservation Discount.

Additional rooms are available at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, 183-31 Horace Harding Expressway, Queens, NY 11365 (718) 746-7230.

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts for presentations can be submitted at https://forms.gle/BYyXvGhTD4BungLd7. Abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 23rd, 2019.

Three workshops have been added:

1 A       Alexander Grushow, Rider University

                        “POGIL in the Laboratory, a Hands-On Introduction”

The first session will be an exploration of a laboratory activity using the POGIL framework. Participants will engage with materials and will explore the student experience in a POGIL lab environment.

 

1 B       Alexander Grushow, Rider University

                        “POGIL in the Laboratory – How to Manage The Session”

In the second session, we will discuss the implementation and facilitation of a POGIL-based laboratory experiment. Particular attention will be given to student work and behavior and what the faculty member does to guide students through the experiment.

 

2          Marcy Towns, Purdue University

“Un-Badge-lievable:  Digital Badges in Undergraduate Chemistry”

Digital badges are emerging in the field of education as a way for students to demonstrate knowledge tied to specific criteria and learning objectives. The badge format allows instructors to draw evidence-based conclusions about student knowledge using authentic assessment practices. While digital badges can be a useful tool for any course, they have successfully been implemented in the general chemistry laboratory as an authentic assessment of students’ hands-on laboratory skills. Student videos submitted as part of the badge provide a way for instructors to give individual feedback on hands-on lab skills, while alleviating time and resource constraints that typically impede this type of assessment especially in large-scale courses. This workshop will introduce participants to the world of digital badging. Participants will see examples of badges in the laboratory and explore the possibilities for digital badging throughout the chemistry curriculum. Finally, they will begin building a badge for their own course. 

MAALACT 2019 52nd Annual Meeting Updated Flyer

MIDDLE ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION OF LIBERAL ARTS CHEMISTRY TEACHERS

52nd Annual MAALACT Meeting Announcement

We invite you to the 52nd Meeting of MAALACT, the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers, to be held October 25 - 26, 2019 at St. John’s University, Queens, NY.

This meeting features a plenary lecture, a banquet dinner, and round table discussions/workshops related to chemistry sub-disciplines, writing, and assessment. This year’s plenary address which will be held on Friday evening will be given by

Marcy Towns, Professor, Chemical Education, Purdue University

MAALACT provides opportunities for chemistry educators to share their ideas on pedagogy, classroom experiences, and chemical education. Abstracts for presentations can be submitted at https://forms.gle/BYyXvGhTD4BungLd7.

If you would like to offer additional workshops/round table discussions, please email the organizers at MAALACT2019@gmail.com.

Conference registration will be available after July 15 at http://www.maalact.org/meetings/ The registration fee is $85, and the opening dinner is $60.

A group of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott, 183-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Queens, NY 11365. Call (718) 746-6769 and mention St. John’s/MAALACT conference when you make your reservation to get the conference rate.

Additional rooms are available at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, 183-31 Horace Harding Expressway, Queens, NY 11365 (718) 746-7230.

We hope to see you in October. Please forward this announcement to any colleagues your think would be interested in attending.

Joseph Serafin Alison Hyslop
St. John’s University

Co-Chairs 2019 MAALACT

A downloadable PDF file may be found here if you would like to pass it along to colleagues.