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2019 VETS Workshop 1.0

Veterinary Education Teaching and Scholarship (VETS) 

VETS 1.0

The VETS 1.0 program focuses on strategies for strengthening instruction that occurs in lecture-based settings. The goal of the program is to support faculty who want to do more than just “stand and deliver” information. The emphasis, however, is not on replacing the lecture with a completely different approach to teaching (e.g., Problem-Based Learning, Team-Based Learning, Flipped Classroom, etc.), but on strategies for increasing interaction and active learning in existing teaching structures. In short, the program will equip participants with strategies for modifying existing lectures and assessments so as to increase their impact on student learning and engagement. Topics will include facilitating interactive learning experiences, writing meaningful learning objectives, constructing and deconstructing exams, and purposefully aligning objectives, instruction, and assessments. VETS 1.0 facilitators from multiple veterinary schools will model active-learning strategies and will allow time for participants to reflect with other participants about ways to implement the ideas from the program.

Detailed Agenda

To learn more about the presenters, see below.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Time
 
Topic
5:30 – 7:30 pm
 
Welcome Reception & Registration

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time
Group Leader
Topic
12:00 – 12:30 pm
 
Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm
 
Welcome and Instruction
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Martin Smith, MS, EdD
Introduction to Communities of Practice
1:30 -3:00 pm
Andrew West, MEd, PhD & Beth Boynton, DVM
Session #1: Facilitating an Interactive Learning Experience
3:15 – 4:30 pm
Andrew West, MEd, PhD & Beth Boynton, DVM
Session #1 (continued): Facilitating an Interactive Learning Experience
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Martin Smith, MS, EdD,
Reflection – In Practice and on Practice (Part 1)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Time
Group Leader
Topic
7:30 -8:00 am
 
Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am
Martin Smith, MS, EdD
Reflection – In Practice and on Practice (Part 2)
8:30 – 10:00 am
Samantha Gizerian, PhD & Steve Lampa, PhD
Session #2: Writing Learning Objectives
10:15 – 11:30 am
Kristy Dowers, DVM, DACVIM
Session #3: Constructing Exams
11:30 – 12:00 pm
Martin Smith, MS, EdD
Reflection – In Practice and on Practice (Part 3)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
 
Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Susan Matthew, PhD, BVSc, BSc(Vet), GradCertEdStud(Higher Ed) & Rachel Halsey, DVM
Session #4: Putting Objectives, Instruction, and Assessments Together
3:15 – 5:00 pm
Suzie Kovacs, MSc, PhD & Paul Gordon-Ross, DVM, MS
Session #5: Deconstructing Exams: Validity and Reliability
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Martin Smith, MS, EdD
Reflection and Wrap-Up – In Practice and on Practice (Part 4)

VETS 1.0 Presenter Profiles

Beth Boyton, DVM, Professor of Wellness at Western University of Health Sciences

Kristy Dowers, DVM,MS, DACVIM, Clinical Science Faculty Small Animal Internal Medicine at Colorado State University

Samantha Gizerian, PhD, Clinical Asst. Professor; Assoc. Director for Undergraduate Studies; Undergraduate Program Advisor at Washington State University

Paul Gordon-Ross, DVM, MS Associate Professor, Director Year 4 at Western University of Health Sciences

Rachel Halsey, DVM, Executive Coordinator for the Regional Teaching Academy, and Academic Coordinator at Washington State University

Suzie Kovacs, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology at Western University of Health Sciences

Steve Lampa, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University

Susan Matthew, PhD, BVSc (Hons), BSc (Vets), GradCertEdStud (Higher Ed), Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Veterinary Medical Education at Washington State University.

Martin Smith, MS, EdD, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis.

Andrew West, PhD, Director – Academy for Teaching and Learning at Colorado State University