A Novel Idea: Rekindle Your Love of Reading

Are you tired of an endless stream of journal articles and Netflix binges? Rediscover the joys of reading! Join Kelli Hines and Michelle Sanchez in brainstorming ideas on how to conquer your To-Be-Read pile, and to share book recommendations to read over the holidays. Need to get books that are not already in your home…

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PetchaKucha….Petcha, what?!?

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.  This is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform that is used by millions around the globe.  Perhaps you’ve been to a recent conference and witnessed the excitement, or perhaps you’re interested in learning a new presentation style.  PetchaKucha is 20 slides of…

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Teleconference Etiquette

So many changes in such a short amount of time.  As we embark on our first week of remote work, let’s identify some common teleconferencing etiquette techniques.  How can we maintain professionalism from our home office?  What are good housekeeping strategies when preparing your class for a video conferencing lecture or discussion?  In this session we’ll take…

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Not Your Mama’s Journal Club – Strengthening Teachers’ Professional Identities Through Faculty Development

How do YOU characterize your professional identity as a faculty member and educator? What resources and mechanisms do you use to enrich yourself and nourish your role in academia? This NYMJC session will review and discuss this article from Academic Medicine from some of the best minds in faculty development in health professions education. Facilitated…

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Online Instruction: How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Help Me Improve?

Attrition rates are 10% to 20% higher in online courses than their face-to-face counterparts. While online course formats offer convenient methods of instruction, poor course development often leads to high attrition rates. This facilitated discussion explores how applying Media Richness Theory (MRT) and Social Presence Theory to online course design and instruction can aid overall…

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InteresTED: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education – Flipping the Classroom with Khan Academy

In this TED Talk, Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to…

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InteresTED: Want to improve your skills in the clinic? Go to the museum!

The literature has shown that looking at art can improve your observational skills in the clinic.  Visual educator, Amy Herman, shares an insightful talk about using art to enhance your powers of perception to find unapparent connection.  In this workshop, you will learn from an expert in art history about the evidence behind this phenomenon…