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2013 Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers: Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D. and Mary Blackinton, Ed.D.
    Physiological, Cognitive, and Social Approaches to Teaching and Learning: What’s the Evidence?
  • Conference Abstracts

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time / Room Session
8:30-9:00 a.m. 
On-site Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:50 a.m.
Terry Auditorium
Keynote Presentation: Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D.
Critical challenges in teaching and learning: Why teaching students how to learn is essential
10:00-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Platform Sessions I
Facilitating professional behaviors among PT students during clinical learning
CPR retention for 2011 AHA criteria: Will they remember it when needed?
10:40-11:10 a.m.

Concurrent Platform Sessions II
Incorporating team-based learning in a pharmacy core curriculum course
Using robotic mannikin simulation to improve student learning
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Poster Session and Authors’ Forum
11:45-12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Platform Session III
Generational competence in occupational therapy education
Striking a chord with students: Using music to enhance teaching
12:15-1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m.



Auditorium A

Computer Lab
Concurrent Workshops
Training culturally-responsive health professionals through the use of conversation and relationships
Optimizing human functioning related to teaching and learning using two approaches to human dynamics and Enneagrams
Designing process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) activities: A departure from lecture to achieve learning outcomes
The role of simulations in assessing learning: Re-thinking the capstone project
Designing simple yet effect effective web sites: No experience necessary
2:10-2:40 p.m.

Concurrent Platform Session IV
Learning styles and online discussion points
Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: An Electronic Fetal Monitoring Skills Development Case
2:45-3:15 p.m
Concurrent Platform Session V
Meaningful posts and online learning in Blackboard
Blogging to create a palpation portfolio: Use of a blog to master psychomotor skills at a distance
3:20-4:00 p.m.
Closing Presentation: Mary T. Blackinton PT, EdD, GCS
You Can’t Learn to Dance Sitting Down: Applying the Science of Motor Learning to Promote Psychomotor Skill Development in Health Professions Education
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception

Keynote Speakers

Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D.

Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D.
Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously the executive director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at UNC Chapel Hill, the inaugural director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor. Dr. Zakrajsek also directs the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning at Traverse City, Michigan, and the International Conference on Improving University Teaching. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in over 30 states and 4 countries in the past several years.

Mary T. Blackinton PT, EdD , GCS

Mary T. Blackinton PT, EdD, GCS

Mary T. Blackinton, PT, EdD, GCS: Dr. Mary Tischio Blackinton is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Hybrid Entry Level DPT Program at Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, Florida. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching, especially outcome assessment in physical therapy education; balance/fall prevention in older adults, and the integration of active instructional strategies in PT education. Her past presentations related to physical therapist education include the use of portfolios in program outcome assessment, designing rubrics to assess student learning, bridging didactic and practical knowledge in physical therapy labs, and the use of laboratory notebooks to enhance student engagement in a neurologic physical therapy class. Mary is the co-chair of NSU's Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS) and coinvestigator of an educational research grant.

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