Coming in 2019 !
July 2019 - Rain Man: Finding the Intelligence in all of us. Geared towards instructors who want to find unorthodox ways of getting a student to understand a concept, even if it isn't the standard way through Visual, Auditory or Kinethetic that we were taught.
August 2019 - History's Mysteries: Interesting Conditions of Famous people past and present. Did you know that George Washington died of a sore throat? Or that John Ritter died of a Debakey tear? What about Christopher Reeve? Didn’t he die in a horseback related accident? No? In this presentation we will re-visit some famous and historical figures and evaluate their cause of death and some possible solutions that may (or may not) have helped save their lives.
August 2019 - An Extraordinary Mind: Mental Illness Review. Why doesn’t a person with depression take his/her medications to feel better? Why can’t the person with paranoia just ignore the voices, don’t they just “turn off”? What is Catatonia and what can we do to treat it? How do you interact with someone who has schizophrenia? What does it mean when someone cuts themselves to, “feel the pain on the outside”? We don’t get enough training to adequately handle our patients who have psychiatric disturbances and this certainly isn’t going to make you an expert on the subject but understanding the basics to mental health problems and the stigma that goes along with it may make us better providers and better develop a rapport with our patients and their support system so they can get the help they need.
October 2019 - Embracing technology in the Classroom. If you are like me (a child of the 70s and 80s'), technology may not be as "intuitive" as you think it should be. New programs and apps are released on a daily basis and now students in their 20s' don't even know how to glean information from a set of Encyclopedia Brittanica let alone know what a thesaurus is for. This class helps those of us who are "technologically inhibited" learn to embed videos into a presentation, use a polling software to get real-time feedback from students and use a standard Microsoft Powerpoint feature called Zoom to engage students and create interactive information.