WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for Allied Health Educators (IAHE): an American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) collaboration, with exclusive sponsorship from Colgate-Palmolive Co., presents the first of three 2013 online training programs starting on January 16.
“Whether you are brand new to education, or have been teaching for a few years or for many years, you will finish this course with new ideas to incorporate into the classroom and clinic. The facilitators are very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive.”
January’s program, Teaching Foundations in Allied Health Education, consists of five individual sessions that focus on effective methods for didactic and clinical teaching, with emphasis placed on case-based learning, course planning, best practice techniques, portfolios, and working with struggling students. All sessions are conducted in the evenings and are paired with offline course work to supplement the live presentations and discussions. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to design successful courses with appropriate outcome measurements and expand their capabilities as clinic and classroom lecturers.
ADEA/AAL IAHE alumna Suzanne Hopper, Academic Director at Oregon Institute of Technology, praises the program. “Whether you are brand new to education, or have been teaching for a few years or for many years, you will finish this course with new ideas to incorporate into the classroom and clinic. The facilitators are very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive.”
Also scheduled for 2013 are programs in Advances in Educational Methods for Allied Health Educators, slated for June through July, andClinical Teaching Best Practices, taking place in late October though early November.
“This year’s allied health education programs are already setting a new standard of excellence, thanks to continual support from Colgate,” says ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. “In addition to sponsoring ADEA scholarships and awards, Colgate is once again demonstrating its commitment to improving professional development by sponsoring the Institute for Allied Health Educators.”
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With Colgate’s support the program has already implemented a new learning management system and new web interface that allows for a smoother, more interactive end-user experience. The new system debuted at a well-attended demonstration and program overview webinar on November 28, 2012.
Launched in 2007 as an on-site program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, this professional development program prepares faculty for successful academic careers in dental hygiene, dental assisting, dental laboratory technology and other allied health programs. Faculty in dental hygiene have made up more than 90% of all participants in the program thus far.
For more information and to register for the January session, visit www.academicleaders.org/iahe, or contact AAL Managing Director, George Weinstein, at 404-350-2098.