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The 2019 Summer Conference hosted by the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine is packed with exceptional opportunities and experiences. Outlined below is the schedule of the conference. For a pdf version of the conference, click here.

 Schedule:

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June 24, Monday:

2:00 PM: College of Veterinary Medicine Tours (be sure to select this option at time of registration)

2:00 PM: Working Group Meetings

  • Local Peer Review of Teaching Initiative: Meet TBA
  • External Peer Review of Teaching Initiative: Meet TBA

3:45 PM: BMP Committee pre-conference meetingMeet  TBA

6:00 PM: New Member WelcomeBistro 33 Davis (226 F St, Davis, CA)

6:30 PM: Conference Kick-off Event – REGISTRATION will occur here – Meal is included with registration – Location: Bisto 33 Davis (226 F St, Davis, CA)

June 25, Tuesday:
Theme: Collaborative approaches to our shared educational challenges

8:00 am: Welcome UCD Associate Dean Joie Watson & Dean Michael Lairmore

8:15 am: History and VisionSteve Hines (WSU) & Joie Watson (UCD)

8:45 am: Initiative Committee Presentations

  1. Steering Committee – Peggy Barr (WU)
  2. Faculty Development (VETS) – Susan Matthew (WSU)
  3. Local Peer Observation – Diana Hassel (CSU)
  4. External Review of Teaching – Dean Hendrickson & Erica Suchman (CSU)
  5. Membership Committee – Leslie Sprunger (WSU)

10:00 am: Workshop: Future Directions – Step 1: What now? What next for the RTA?

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Teaching Innovations – Part #1 Session Co-chairs: Barb Byrne (UCD) & Diana Hassel (CSU)

  1. “The use of Explain Everything to replace the white board during lectures.– Presenter: Dean Hendrickson (Colorado State University)
  2. “Endocrine Pathogenesis Cards: cementing connections through gamification.”Presenter: Brian Murphy (University of California, Davis)
  3. “How much quiz could a quizizz quiz?” – Presenter: Christine Olver (Colorado State University)
  4. “An introduction to clinical reasoning, evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM), and cognitive (diagnostic) error for first year veterinary students.”Presenter: Steve Hines (Washington State University)

2:00 pm: Local Peer Observation Initiative: Panel Discussion – Progress & Challenges at Member CollegesSession Co-chairs: Bill Vernau (UCD) & Diana Hassel (CSU)

3:00 pm: Living Between the Lines: Life, Work and Wellbeing – Session 1: Today’s Classroom: A Snapshot – Laurie Fonken (CSU)

3:30 pm: Break

3:45 pm: Poster Session: 2 minute talk & poster presentation – Session Leader Laurie Fonken (CSU)
Scholarship Posters

Innovation Posters:

6:00 PM: Social and Dinner Meal is included with registration and food will be from Buckhorn Catering – Location: Valley Hall & outside

June 26, Wednesday:

7:50 am: Conference Announcements Bill Vernau & Joie Watson (UCD)

8:00 am: Living Between the Lines: Life, Work and Wellbeing – Session 2: A View from the Edge: Challenges to Wellbeing – Laurie Fonken (CSU)

8:30 am: Scholarship Session – Peer reviewed (podium presentations of accepted abstracts) – Session Chair: Maria Fahie (WU)

9:30 am: Break

10:00 am: Keynote Workshop: Preparing Learners for Adaptive Expertise Facilitators – Drs. Nicole Woods & Maria Mylopoulos

12:00 pm: Lunch & Campus Tours (be sure to select this option at time of registration)

1:30 pm: Workshop: Future Directions – Step 2: Consensus Decision Making

3:30 pm: Break

4:00 pm: Teaching Innovations – Part #2 – Session Co-Chairs: Barb Byrne (UCD) & Diana Hassel (CSU)

  1. “Teaching Veterinary Students How to Teach: A Pilot Program in Peer Assisted Learning.”Presenter: Steve Lampa (Washington State University)
  2. “Adaptive and personalized learning smart Sparrow.”Presenter: Christine Olver (Colorado State University)
  3. “Interactive Clinical Simulation- Managing Calf Diarrhea.” – Presenter: Jessie Ziegler (Washington State University)
  4. “Herding cats: Preparing diverse and geographically separated sets of simulated clients for an immersive week-long exercise.” – Presenter: Rachel Halsey (Washington State University

5:00 pm: Wrap-up for the day

June 27, Thursday:

7:50 am: Conference Announcements Bill Vernau & Barb Byrne (UCD)

8:00 am: Living Between the Lines: Life, Work and Wellbeing -Session 3: Your Path to Wellbeing – Laurie Fonken (CSU)

8:30 am: Scholarship Session – Peer reviewed (podium presentations of accepted abstracts) – Session Chair: Maria Fahie (WU)

9:30 am: Break

10:00 am: Keynote Workshop: Testing to Teach or Teaching to the Test? New Ideas in Assessment Theory and Practice Facilitator Dr. Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram

11:00 am: Keynote Workshop: Aligning Assessment with Curricular Goals Facilitator Dr. Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Teaching Innovations – Part #3 – Clinical Teaching – Session Co-Chairs: Barb Byrne (UCD) & Diana Hassel (CSU)

  1. “Using students’ personal mobile devices to capture case encounters and competency attainment and engage students in reflective practice during externship rotations in a distributive model.”Presenter: Paul Gordon-Ross (Western University of Heath Sciences)
  2. “Experiences of using the Socratic method to improve students’ learning during patient-side clinical rounds?”Presenter: Munashe Chigerwe (University of California, Davis)

1:30 pm: Workshop: External Peer Review of Teaching Initiative: Catalyzing Cultural & Institutional Change Session Co-Chairs: Steve Hines (WSU) & Peggy Barr (WU)

3:00 pm: Break

3:30 pm: Teaching Innovations – Part #4 – Session Co-Chairs: Barb Byrne (UCD) & Diana Hassel (CSU)

  1. “Proactive Peer Tutoring” Presenter: Karen Boudreaux (University of California, Davis)
  2. “Transition to Clinics Orientation” Presenter: Thandeka Ngwenyama (Washington State University)

4:00 pm: Conference Wrap-up & RTA Town Hall (everyone is encouraged to take part) – RTA Steering Committee – Peggy Barr (WU)

5:00 pm: Conference Conclusion & Thank you