INVITED TALKS, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS
Supporting the Unprepared Student, Virtual Conference Presentation, Summer of Learning Webinar Series for Math & Science Faculty, held by Cengage Learning, July 22, 2020.
Preventing Cheating and Delivering Exams with OWLv2, Virtual Conference Presentation, Summer of Learning Webinar Series for Math & Science Faculty, held by Cengage Learning, July 23, 2020.
The Quest for Student Understanding: Transforming Students and Myself, TAMU Transformational Teaching and Learning Conference, May 2, 2019. Awardee Address for University Professorship for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.
Visualizing Chemistry Concepts, Seminar Speaker, Chemistry Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, October 4, 2017.
Chemistry Digital User Summit, Integrated Homework and Textbook, Speaker, San Francisco, CS, August 4, 2017.
The Case for Electronic Homework, Speaker, Blinn College, Bryan, TX, March 3, 2017.
Techniques to Help Students Build Mental Models for Conceptual Learning and Visualization, invited 1.5-hour session at the college faculty development session, Galveston College, Galveston, TX, January 6, 2017.
Teaching Chemistry with Visualizations: Research and Techniques, Seminar for the Chemistry Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, October 3, 2016.
Techniques to Teach Chemistry Conceptually: What Techniques Help, Keynote Speaker- New Strategies for Chemistry Education Today Conference, held by Cengage Learning, Orlando, FL, February 28, 2015.
Teaching Chemistry Conceptually, Keynote Speaker- Chemistry Section, Annual Meeting of the Texas Community College Teacher Association, Dallas, TX, February 21, 2015.
Teaching Conceptually Through Inquiry, Seminar Speaker for all Faculty, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK, August 12, 2014.
Teaching Science with Visualizations, Seminar Speaker, Department of Natural Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK, August 13, 2014.
What is the research evidence for using visualization techniques in the chemistry classroom? How should these techniques be implemented? Invited Plenary Speaker, European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education, Jyväskylä, Finland July 2014.
Students Attempts at Understanding the Unobservable. Keynote speaker, 2011 Gordon Research Conference: Visualization in Science Education. Smithfield, RI, July 12, 2011.
Why use Visualization Techniques in the Classroom? What is the Research Evidence? Keynote speaker, 2009 Gordon Research Conference: Chemical Education.
Learning OWL Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November 14-15, 2008. Co-Presenter
Visualization Techniques for Teaching Chemistry: Relying on Old and New Technologies; Keynote Address at the 178th Conference of the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium, Paramus, NJ September 28, 200.7
Particulate Mental Models: The Quest for Student Understanding. Seminar speaker, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, November 15, 2006.
A Retrospective on 2001 and 2003 Mini-grants: What the Data Indicates About Success. Invited Speaker. NSF Workshop: Future Directions for Visualizations in Science and Education, NSF Headquarters, September 26, 2006.
OWL Electronic Homework Workshop, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, March 3-4, 2006.
The Quest to Improve Student Understanding: Current Research Findings. Seminar speaker, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, February 17, 2005.
How to Ace Freshman Chemistry. Seminar Speaker, Genetics and Biochemistry Enrichment Experience, Texas A&M University, September 2003.
Using the OWL electronic homework system. Seminar speaker, Chemistry Division, Blinn College, May 2003.
Using the OWL electronic homework system. Seminar speaker, Department of Chemistry, Prairie View University, February 2003.
The Quest to Improve Student Understanding: Research findings on visualizations, Verbalizations, and Group Problem Solving. Seminar speaker, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, October 24, 2002.
The Quest to Improve Student Understanding: Research findings on visualizations, Verbalizations, and Group Problem Solving. Seminar speaker, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, October 4, 2002.
What is an Academic Leader? Keynote speaker at the General O.R. Simpson Corps Honor Society Induction Banquet, December 5, 2001.
Science in a Scientific Classroom. Presenter of this full-day workshop for the science teachers of Normal Public Schools held February 15, 1997.
The Learning Cycle as an Instructional Strategy for Science. Co-presenter of this workshop for the science teachers of Decatur Public Schools (held February 1996), Manito Public Schools (June 3, 1996), and Momence Public Schools (June 4, 1996).
Hands-on, Learning Cycles, Constructivism, and Science Workshop. Director and presenter of this four-week, one-half day workshop from the Peer Assisted Approach to Enhance Science Perception and Curriculum Development of Preservice and Inservice Elementary Teachers' grant. June-July 1995.
The Learning Cycle as an Instructional Strategy for Science. Presenter of this workshop to the elementary teachers at Blooming Grove Academy. August 1994.
Polymer Power Workshop. Presenter of session examining the properties of polymers. Expanding Your Horizons Through Science and Mathematics Conference for girls in grades 6-10. Illinois State University. April 1994, March 1995, & March 1996.
Hands-on Physical Science Activities Summer Workshop. Co-presenter of methods and content instruction for upper elementary and middle school teachers offered through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. University of Oklahoma. August 1992.
Teaching Assistant Workshop. Co-presenter of methods and content instruction for new teaching assistants in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. University of Oklahoma. Fall 1989, 1990, and 1991.
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was a New T.A. Co-leader for the Math and Natural Sciences panel, All-T.A. Training, University of OK. Fall 1989.
Inquiry Teaching Strategies. Session presented at teacher workshop for elementary teachers at Washington Public Schools in preparation for implementing the Learning Science Program. Fall 1977.