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Educational Seminars

​Teach Me How to Teach: Clinical Observations

teach me how to teach 

​Education Book Club

New for 2020, the goal of this book club is to dig into books focused on selected topics in education. We will work through books at a pace of one chapter a week. The book club is open to all graduate students and faculty. 

The calendar of books and weekly chapters can be found hereCoffee and snacks will be provided.  

Please contact Dr. Andrew West with any questions. Copies of the first book on the list are available from Andrew.

Frequency: Weekly
Day: Monday
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Location: DMC 201​

Seminar Schedule

Conversations About Medical Education

The goal of these sessions is to create a space for conversation around research-based approaches to educating medical students. Selected topics from the medical education literature will be introduced with the goal of considering how the ideas may or may not fit in a veterinary context.

Conversations About Medical Education: Team Based Learning (repeat from fall 2019)

Facilitator: Dr. Andrew West
Feb. 4 - 12 - 1 p.m., DMC 101
Sign up for lunch​

Conversations About Medical Education: Spaced Repetition

Facilitators: Drs. Paul Avery and Andrew West
March 3 - 12 - 1 p.m., DMC 101
​Sign up for lunch

Conversations About Medical Education: Productive Failure

Facilitators: Drs. Paul Avery and Andrew West
April 7 - 12 - 1 p.m., DMC 101
Sign up for lunch ​   

Lunchtime Education Seminars

The goal of these sessions is to highlight ideas from the education literature and showcase CVMBS faculty who are incorporating best teaching practices. 

Title: Effective Online Teaching and Learning

Presenter: Dr. Shari Lanning
Feb. 26 - 12 - 1 p.m., Anatomy/Zoology H120. Sign up for lunch.
Feb. 28 - 12 - 1 p.m., DMC 101. Sign up for lunch.

Title: A Classroom Activity and Curriculum Designed to Facilitate More Active Learning of Genetic Cloning

Presenter: Dr. Katriana Popichak
March 23 - 12 - 1 p.m., Anatomy/Zoology H20. Sign up for lunch.
March 27 - 12 - 1 p.m., DMC 101. Sign up for lunch.

Rotating front​ row: Using cold-calls to engage large classes

Presenter: Dr. Medora Huseby
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
April 25 - Pathology 103 - sign up for lunch
April 26 - VTH A221 - sign up for lunch

Short "Courses"

The goal of these sessions is to dig deeper into topics in teaching and learning. These sessions are more intensive and longer in duration and feel more like a short course (although these are not credit-bearing). 

Best Practices in Teaching

2-day (4 hours/day) workshop focused on foundational topics for teaching in lecture-based settings. Topics include:

  • Designing and delivering interactive lectures
  • Constructing learning objectives
  • Constructing and evaluating multiple-choice questions

Presenter: Dr. Andrew West
Time: 10am-2pm both days (lunch provided)
Day 1: April 13 – DMC 101
Day 2: April 14 – DMC 101


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