Upcoming Events

Title:"SOM Teaching and Learning Boot Camp" (via Zoom)
Date:Friday, July 16, 2021
Time:10:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Dr. Diane Biskobing, Dr. Jean Bailey, Katherine Henderson
Categories:TEACH
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Whether new to teaching UME or seeking a refresher on frequently used strategies, this boot camp will leave you excited and prepared for the coming semester!

Join Diane Biskobing, MD; Jean Bailey, PhD; and Katherine Henderson, MEd, to dive into evidence-based learning methods, instructional strategies for teaching, and hands-on experience revitalizing a learning session. We welcome the VCU Community’s participation!

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 3 evidence-based strategies for learning, including spaced repetition, interleaving, and retrieval.
  • Describe 3 instructional strategies used in UME at VCU SOM, including TBL, POGIL, and Case-based Learning.
  • Revise teaching materials to ensure they are free from racial bias.
  • Incorporate an engaged learning strategy into a lecture or other teaching session.
*Registration closes and Reminder with Zoom link is sent 1 hour before the event at the email you provided during registration.

For help after registration closes, deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org or Katherine.henderson@vcuhealth.org. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs. For questions, contact deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org. For a list of upcoming "Lunchtime Learning" and professional development workshops, go to https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/calendar/somofacal

Title:SOM Faculty Development: "Item Writing Boot Camp" (via Zoom)
Date:Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time:12:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Dr. Diane Biskobing
Categories:TEACH
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

How do you know they know? Exam questions help verify transfer of knowledge. Writing quality questions that both give you information about the learners’ understanding and accurately target specific learning objectives can be difficult. Join Dr. Diane Biskobing as you learn about NBME item writing practices for multiple choice questions and the process for aligning those questions to learning objectives. We welcome the VCU Community’s participation!

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe NBME guildelines for writing exam questions.
  • Write or revise exam questions to meet NBME guidelines.
*Registration closes and Reminder with Zoom link is sent 1 hour before the event at the email you provided during registration.

For help after registration closes, deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org or Katherine.henderson@vcuhealth.org. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs. For questions, contact deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org. For a list of upcoming "Lunchtime Learning" and professional development workshops, go to https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/calendar/somofacal