Dr. Amy Gottfried redesigned her CHEM 230 course for teaching in a team-based classroom. This involved "flipping" her lectures by creating pre-class activities to allow more class time to be used for working on more complex problems with teammates.
Dr. Amy Gottfried, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Dr. Amy Gottfried has taught CHEM 230 for many years but recently began teaching it in the newest and largest team-based learning space, 1060 Biological Sciences Building (BSB). Although she had always used active learning strategies, the new space enabled her to incorporate them more deeply into her course. Dr. Gottfried “flipped” her lectures by creating pre-class activities -- video clips on the basic content, Canvas quizzes to check understanding, and basic practice problems for concept application. Class time is now used for working on more complex problems with teammates as a way to build problem-solving strategies. Explore the resources below to learn more about her experiences with this innovative redesign.
Why flip or teach TBL? (1 minute, 30 seconds)
Typical Pre-lecture Activities (3 minutes)
Typical Class Activities (1 minute, 30 seconds)
Covering the Room (6 minutes)
Exams (2 minutes, 30 seconds)
Gathering Student Feedback (1 minute)
Student Expectations (2 minutes)
Impact on Student Achievement and grading scheme (5 minutes)
Forming Student Teams (2 minutes, 30 seconds)
Managing Student Teams (8 minutes)
Role of GSIs and Discussion Sections (6 minutes)
Lesson Plans (2 minutes, 30 seconds)
Biggest Surprise (1 minute)
Lessons Learned on Grading Participation (2 minutes)
Advice to Others (2 minutes)
This course detail information summarizes the basic elements of Dr. Gottfried’s course -- information about her teaching style and use of the classroom space, Canvas features that supported student learning goals, additional media and technology resources she utilized, and the support partners she collaborated with.