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UIndy enjoyed success of first Emerging Educators in Healthcare conference

Faculty from the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences and College of Education are celebrating the success of the first Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH).

Prof Scott Lawrance addresses IEEH attendees.Held in early August 2015, IEEH drew clinicians who are early career academics, adjunct professors, or professionals hoping to move into the academic environment as instructors. The conference was developed to help these emerging educators learn how to organize courses, implement learning theories, engage students, and achieve elements key to successful teaching in higher education.

“This is the first time we have offered IEEH,” said Julie Bednarski, OTR, OTD, Assistant Director of the School of Occupational Therapy. “We could not be more pleased with how well it was received and with the learning that took place over the two days we were all together.”

IEEH participants try an alternate teaching technique by tossing a beach ball.Course evaluations revealed that participants were pleased with the knowledge they gained during the Institute.

“The course was well worth the time and money,” said one attendee. “I learned content as well as teaching methods and techniques I can immediately use in practice. The instructors were very knowledgeable and engaging.”

“This was a wonderful course. Well planned, great flow, useful topics, easy application,” said another attendee.

Plans are already underway for another IEEH conference in August 2016. Clinicians interested in being notified about the next conference should email chs@uindy.edu.

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