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    Thursday, June 7

    Our Patients are Our Learners, Too: 7-Steps to Optimizing Patient Education and Adherence

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Maryanne Driscoll, PhD; Heidi Dunfee, PT, DSc; Margaret M. Plack, PT, EdD

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Physical therapy presents its own challenges to patient education and adherence. In this workshop we examine and address the complexities of educating patients involved in the rehabilitation process. Effective patient education strategies begin with an assessment of your patient's readiness to change, both physically and emotionally. Effective strategies also consider factors that may hinder participation and adherence (including co-morbid conditions and low literacy). We will present a comprehensive approach to patient education that integrates principles of motivation, culture, explanatory models, health beliefs, behavior change, and health literacy. Participants will have opportunities to apply the concepts presented to clinical case scenarios and to design, assess, and adapt patient education materials.

    Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice: Creating a Lasting Bridge

    Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Jody Frost, PT, DPT, PhD, Mark Earnest, MD, PhD, Deborah Gardner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MD, MPH, Brenda K. Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    There is a growing body of evidence that supports interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) as factors leading to more effective outcomes for patients and students. We need graduates who are ready to engage in team-based care within a collaborative workplace culture. Building a bridge IPE and IPP requires an understanding of how collaborative education and practice function. This session will present contemporary models of IPE and IPP for use across all health professions. Participants will help identify key strategies for building and sustaining strong organizational capacities for IPE and IPP for all stakeholders across the levels, education practice, association, policy, and funding.

    Friday, June 8

    Promoting Active Learning Strategies Utilizing Human Patient Simulation and Virtual Technologies With Physical Therapy Students

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jayne Caruso, PT, MS; Teresa Conner-Kerr, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT; Sharon Prybylo, PT, DPT; Nancy S. Smith, PT, DPT, GCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Deep learning in basic sciences and clinical skills is vital to proficiency in physical therapy clinical internships. Previous educational strategies have not always resulted in deep learning or transfer of training, resulting in difficulty with clinical education experiences. The speakers will propose human simulation and virtual technologies as strategies to encourage deep learning and help students better integrate foundational knowledge into clinical practice. This presentation will focus on the use of the human patient simulator and virtual technology in education.

    Strategic Planning for PTA Education Programs: Aligning Institutional Processes With Program Goals, Needs, and Resources

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Wendy Bircher, PT, Ed, Douglas R. Clarke, Jr.

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    The session combines the critical perspectives and experiences of a former PTA Program Director and a former Chief Academic Officer to explore the conceptual and practical framework for strategic planning at the institutional and program levels. The value of linking program goals, needs, and graduate success to institutional initiatives for continuous improvement and effectiveness can impact the overall quality of a program and the experience it provides for enrolled students. Strategic planning will play a critical role for programs as they confront new opportunities and challenges in higher education, including but not limited to: development of new programs, state authorization and implications for distance education and clinical education, innovations in program delivery models, and the role of the physical therapist assistant in healthcare delivery. The presenters will offer suggestions, advice, and strategies for aligning program and institutional processes, leveraging resources and partnerships, and finally assist participants with current thinking about strategic planning as it relates to institutional effectiveness and program assessment processes.

    Responding to the Needs of the 'Millennials': Promoting Student Competence in the Classroom and Beyond

    Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Diane Clark, PT, MBA, DScPT; Cecilia Graham, PT, PhD; Elisa T. Kennedy, PT, PhD, PCS; Laura White, PT, GCS

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    Students of the Millennial generation prefer to be actively engaged in a structured learning environment with frequent feedback, tend to have short attention spans, like learning to be entertaining, and are more visual learners who gather information on the Internet rather than from textbooks. As a consequence, their ability to assess and critique information often requires further development. Physical therapist educators need to restructure traditional learning opportunities to promote success of these students as competent entry-level physical therapists. This interactive session will examine curriculum innovations to engage student learning, enhance critical thinking, and foster independent thinking in academic, clinical, and community environments.

    Saturday, June 9

    360 Degrees of Hybrid Education: Leadership/Managerial and Student Perspectives

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Catherine Page, PT, MPH, PhD; Mary Tischio Blackinton, PT, EdD, GC; Lance Cherry, PT, EdD, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Hybrid or blended learning is more than the addition of web materials into the traditional classroom; it involves thoughtful integration of face-to-face and online learning, redesigning class structure, and restructuring class time in a manner that optimizes student engagement and learning outcomes. Because hybrid education challenges the traditional approach to teaching and learning in physical therapy, it requires transformational thinking and action. This session provides an opportunity for program directors and those interested in developing hybrid course and curricular models to analyze these challenges. The 5 practices of exemplary leadership described by Kouzes and Posner and the managerial responsibilities of program directors provide the framework for the session. This session also explores student attitudes and perspectives regarding hybrid education based on a review of the literature and the experiences of students in a hybrid entry level DPT program.  Student perceptions of barriers, opportunities, collaboration, and instructor presence will be discussed. Suggestions for enhancing student engagement and student learning outcomes will also be presented.

    360 Degrees of Hybrid Education: Course Modification and Teaching Tools/Technology

    Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Melissa Riba, PT, DPT, OCS; Kathleen Rockefeller, PT, ScD, MPH; Keiba Shaw, PT, EdD

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Hybrid or blended courses offer an opportunity to combine the best of traditional teaching methods with the flexibility and innovation of varied technology inherent to the online format. The goal of hybrid courses is to facilitate active, independent learning while reducing the time students spend in a traditional classroom setting. With the use of computer- based technologies faculty are able to redesign lectures and lab content into a myriad of online learning activities. This session provides educators with suggestions and tools necessary to convert traditional course content into a hybrid format. Available technologies and instructional strategies that enhance hybrid instruction are demonstrated, with an emphasis on Open Educational Resources (OER) and web based tools that enhance learning in online and face-to-face classes. Participants will learn how to integrate the elements of the online classroom such as discussions, group work, multimedia, Web and Web 2.0 applications. Web topics and web resources to be covered include: clouds, discussion applications, wikis, blogs, video, audio capture, web conference, online presentation and e-books.