ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This summer institute helps faculty acquire the confidence and skills needed to be effective and feel confident in today’s diverse learning environments. Utilizing a broad base of instructional strategies including presentations, exercises, group work, reflection, and consultation, the institute fosters the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as an educator in the current academic medical climate. Newer faculty will acquire the confidence, knowledge, skills, and inspiration in their teaching. More experienced faculty will build on their existing toolkit and be re-energized through an interactive process that connects them to their peers. The institute introduces innovative approaches to teaching, student engagement, classroom technology, and assessment in medical education.
Facilitators are experienced educators who are recognized leaders in medical education. They have created and directed a variety of national faculty and program director workshops, been consultants to many medical education programs, and served as faculty coaches and/or mentors to many current program faculty. Collectively, they have years of experience and expertise in teaching, curriculum, and assessment.
The Summer Institute for Teaching & Assessment: Educating for the Future promises to strengthen foundational skills in teaching, learning, and assessment. Using innovative and collaborative programming this residential institute offers an opportunity to grow a support network within the larger community of medical educators and scholars that can serve as a valuable resource for years to come. The institute will be conducted at Shenandoah University’s Health and Life Sciences Building, which includes modern classrooms and simulation lab.
Application for Category I CME pending.
After traveling to the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, you will check in for the institute and receive a brief orientation to the campus grounds and meeting spaces.
Check-in is available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A welcome reception in the Health and Life Sciences Building Rotunda starts at 6 p.m. While enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, we’ll relax and get to know each other a bit! We’ll also review the schedule and learning threads for our time together.
Let’s Get to Work!
This institute is designed to help you sharpen the skills needed to thrive in the higher education environment, and to allow you to choose from learning experiences that meet your individual needs and goals. Each day has a major focus, with elective options and workshops. Learning threads will be identified throughout the schedule to help customize your experience. The institute fosters new learning through information sharing, experiential workshops and opportunities to apply new information and skills.
Thursday – Major Focus: The Educator Within
In the first full day of the institute, participants will develop and enhance teaching skills related to classroom teaching, syllabi preparation, stating learning outcomes, and effectively using learning management systems. We will actively explore various pedagogical approaches to engage the next generation of PA students as they develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes and critical problem solving skills necessary for competent practice.
Friday – Major Focus: Assessing the Learning
On the second full day, participants will explore assessment through a variety of concurrent sessions that will guide educators through measuring knowledge, skills and professionalism in PA education. We will examine mechanisms for feedback, testing the test, and using technology to enhance assessment skills.
Optional Evening Activity: Dining out in Old Town Winchester with your new friends and colleagues!
Saturday – Major Focus: The Whole Package
During the last full day of the institute we will focus on creating a personal roadmap for satisfaction and success in higher education. Based on your experience and interest, there will be opportunities to explore pathways from clinic to classroom, including a focus on peer relationships, scholarship, advising, and leadership. There will be opportunities engage in career planning and to interact with institute facilitators for individual goal planning and mentoring.
At the end of institute, you will leave with a wealth of knowledge and skills as well as a network of friends, peers and mentors who will serve as resources in the years to come. There will be an opportunity to meet and exchange contact information while enjoying a continental breakfast.
Registration for the 2020 Summer Institute for Teaching & Assessment: Educating for the Future is not open at this time. Estimated cost is $700 – $750 for the 2020 program. Payment can be made via check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). More information about registration and processing payment can be found once participants register.
Anita’s career in the United States and abroad has focused on creating innovative education and care delivery models grounded in interprofessional collaboration and health equity, most recently serving as Project Director of an American International Health Alliance contract to build midlevel health workforce capacity in South Africa. She has been an invited member of the U.S. delegation to the International Health Workforce Collaborative since 2012. Anita has authored over 100 publications in health care education, workforce and research and been principle investigator on approximately $10 million in grant funding.
In her tenth year as a PA educator, Anne has had comprehensive exposure to the entire PA student learning experience. Before entering academia full time, Anne served as a clinical preceptor, lecturer, and a Regional Coordinator for the Shenandoah Program. After joining the university faculty full time, she served as the Director of Didactic Education, leading comprehensive curriculum overhaul, assessment, and new faculty mentorship within the program. She continues many years of national-level service with PAEA in assessment, now chairing the End of Curriculum Exam Development Board. Her research interests, stemming from her doctoral work, focus on professional identity development in PA students and medical learners. Anne was awarded the Wilkins Appreciation Award in 2012 and the Exemplary Teaching Award in 2015.
He is a former member of the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s Leadership Advisory Commission, the AAPA Education Council, and served as a trustee for the Physician Assistant Foundation. He has consulted with educational institutions on matters of accreditation and PA program development. A certified PA, he is also a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Tony was instrumental in developing and implementing one the first workshops for new program directors and with Anita Glicken, started the first basic skills faculty development workshops for PA educators.
His professional interests include faculty and leadership development, the role of PAs in the health care workforce (especially as it relates to health care access for disadvantaged populations), and community service. Currently, he is the principal investigator for a national study on critical thinking in PA education. He earned his master’s degree in education from Cleveland State University and completed doctoral coursework in educational leadership at the University of Toledo.
Travel & Airport Information
Shenandoah’s main Winchester campus is conveniently located on I-81 just 70 miles from Washington, D.C. The closest airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
1460 University Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Hotels With Special University Rates
We partner with several local hotels to offer discounts to Shenandoah visitors. Mention you are visiting Shenandoah University to get a discounted rate.
On-campus student housing is available upon request (trainees provide own linens and towels). Download, complete and return the form below with payment to reserve on-campus housing.
Contact the Shenandoah University PA Program by calling 540-542-6208 or emailing Anthony Miller, M.Ed., PA-C, at email@example.com for more information.