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  • Webinars on PT Clinical Education Vision Ready for Your Input

    The first in a series of webinars aimed at getting broad input on a shared vision for physical therapist clinical education are coming soon, and the organizations responsible for the initiative are hoping for broad participation from all stakeholders in physical therapy.

    The webinars will take place on Thursday, June 19, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm, ET, and Tuesday, June 24, 7:00pm–8:30 pm, ET. Participants can join as many webinars as they like. There is no registration or reservation process needed to participate in this webinar, and anyone can join.

    The webinars are intended to help shape best practices for clinical education in entry-level physical therapist education through conversations about a series of position papers. To get the most out of the webinar sessions, participants should read these papers in advance.

    The first webinar, "Introduction to the Conversation," will focus on the papers and topics from Jette, Recker- Hughes, and Deusinger. Facilitators will be Jody Cormack, PT, DPT, NCS, Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT, NCS, and Stephanie Piper Kelly, PT, PhD.

    The webinars are part of a joint effort from The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), APTA, the Education Section of APTA, and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBT). The sessions will inform the creation of a shared vision at the Clinical Education Summit planned for October 12–13, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. Organizers will use the positions from the JOPTE papers as they have been shaped through discussions to reach agreement on best practices.

    Access Instructions

    While audio-only access is possible, it is strongly recommended that you be online at a computer screen for full participation. A recording of the webinars will be made available and posted for viewing shortly after each webinar. If you don't have Internet access at the time of the webinar you may find it helpful to review the video portion later.

    Access the webinar via Adobe Connect.

    When the meeting login screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest”; type in your first and last name, your title and/or role in clinical education (eg, DCE, DCCE, CI, practice administrator, student); and click "Enter Room” (for example: Jane Doe, DCCE). The meeting will then launch in your browser, and the meeting room interface will appear.

    You will then be prompted to connect to the audio portion of the webinar. To connect using your computer speakers and microphone select the radio button for "using microphone (computer/device).”

    To connect by phone, it is preferable that you click the option to let the system call you. The webinar room can call your phone directly, and no participant code is needed. You can access this feature by selecting the radio button "Dial-Out (Receive a call from the meeting)."

    If your office phone is connected to your company sound system through an extension (example x321), you will be unable to use the callback feature on that phone. It's recommended that you call in on either a cell or house phone. If that's not accessible, you will need to use your computer speakers and microphone to call in.


    • Thanks again for conducting this webinar. This is long overdue and there were so many participants who want to be siting at the table to come up with solutions. Please continue this effort.

      Posted by Mary Riley, PT on 6/19/2014 2:40 PM

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