The ADEA/AAL IAHE courses are divided into weekly, live evening sessions held online, with assignments before each live session. Every live presentation is recorded and archived, so even if you miss a broadcast, you can view the slides and hear the instructor's commentary and Q&A with participants at your convenience.
You will be invited to participate in online discussions between sessions with the instructors and your colleagues, and you can submit questions to the instructors at any time during the program. All archived sessions, readings and assignments also will be available to you for weeks after the program concludes, to give you maximum flexibility, convenience, and opportunity to learn.
Participants can complete the assignments to earn 20 CE (ADA CERP) credits for each course, or they can choose to audit the program, getting full access to the materials but without completing the work or receiving the CEUs. The tuition remains the same regardless of this.
Teaching Foundations in Allied Health Education
January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12 & February 19, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern
- Using case-based and problem-based learning to enrich curriculum
- Understand the fundamentals of case-based and problem-based learning, and how they can be utilized to enrich the curriculum.
- Assess their learning styles and teaching preferences, and how to successfully implement case-based/problem-based learning opportunities for their students.
- Best practices for planning courses
- Identify the interaction between learning goals, teaching and learning activities, feedback, and assessment.
- Consider the use of the GOME (goals, objectives, methods, evaluation) method to provide structure and a logical sequence to course development.
- Working productively with struggling students
- Discuss best practices for working with struggling students.
- Develop a repertoire of responses to deal with struggling students by analyzing and discussing struggling student scenarios with your peers
- Portfolios for assessment
- Discuss a systematic approach (how to) for implementing portfolio assessment along with methods for evaluation.
- Discuss barriers to implementing portfolio assessment of student competency and strategies for overcoming potential barriers.
- Classroom Teaching: Preparation and Presentation
- Strategies for designing and delivering effective lectures
- Active learning methods for classroom learning
The cost of $350 includes 20 CEUs
Clinical Teaching Best Practices
March 12, March 26, April 2, April 9 & April 16, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern
- Patient education and risk assessment
- Discuss strategies for presenting patient education while incorporating various indices as part of data gathering.
- Present evaluation rubrics for oral self-care, including components of motivational interviewing.
- Treatment of medically compromised patients
- Identify categories of chronic medical conditions and accompanying oral manifestations that affect the care of adult patients.
- Develop guidelines for patient treatment and/or special needs for each phase of the dental appointment with a particular emphasis on effects of medications.
- Teaching strategies and evaluation of patient assessment
- Recognize the importance of each component of the health history and a thorough patient examination to the acquisition of an accurate health database.
- Explore types of assignments that prompt students to begin development of critical thinking skills in order to address a patient’s treatment needs.
- Addressing generational differences among students, faculty, and patients
- Describe and understand the various characteristics among generations.
- Identify Best Practices for all generations.
- Interprofessional collaboration for patient treatment
- Understand the importance of team-based health delivery.
- Gain knowledge on Best Practices in Interprofessional Health Care Education
The cost of $350 includes 20 CEUs
Advances in Educational Methods for Allied Health Educators
June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16 & July 23, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern
- Using technology in teaching
- Identify strategies for determining the appropriate use of technology that will result in enhancing your teaching and learning environment.
- Discuss the importance of creating a learner-centered environment where students are encouraged to be self-directed learners and problem solvers.
- Classroom assessments
- Describe current assessment methods -- including test construction and analysis -- available to assess competence in health professional students.
- Given a competency domain, identify the strengths and weakness of the various assessment methods used to determine competence.
- Academic honesty and classroom civility
- Structure the classroom and curriculum to maximize students’ engagement and their motivation to perform well honestly.
- Assess strategies for classroom management.
- Evidence-based practices in teaching
- Explore resources to identify relevant research.
- Use research articles to develop step-by-step directions for educational methodology improvements.
- Conflict management
- Assess your conflict style and test different approaches to hypothetical situations.
- Explore and apply strategies for managing conflict in a positive manner.
Revitalizing Curriculum and Faculty [NEW program-Details to come!]
- Creating a flipped classroom
- Faculty calibration
- Curriculum design and management
- Designing hybrid courses
- Faculty motivation