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Metacognition in the Classroom

Metacognition in the Classroom – June 7, Smith 224 Facilitator: Enoch Hale, Ph.D. Scholars across the disciplines who expound on the importance of developing our intellectual abilities purport that metacognition (thinking about one’s thinking) is vital for intellectual development particularly as it relates to cultivating general critical thinking skills and dispositions. This session will address […]

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A TBL on TBL

A TBL on TBL – May 30, McGuire 204 & July 7, McGuire 204 Facilitators: Katherine Henderson, M.Ed. & Cynthia K. Kirkwood, Pharm.D., BCPP By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – List the 4 S’s and 3 components of the TBL format – Describe the flow of an average TBL session […]

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Interculturalism and the SOP

Interculturalism and the SOP  – May 18 & June 22, Smith 224 Facilitator: Amber Bennett Hill, Ph.D. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Describe the SOP’s international students / English language learners and the particular challenges they may face, – Outline how faculty can best respond to and support […]

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A Workshop on Item Writing

A Workshop on Item Writing – August 2, Smith 221 Facilitator: Evan Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, CDE, FAADE By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – List three best practices for item writing at VCU School of Pharmacy – Evaluate sample exam questions and identify common pitfalls of item construction – Compose sample […]

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Using Mind Maps for Instruction

Using Mind Maps for Instruction – July 28, Smith 221 Facilitator: Mike Forder, M.Ed., ALT Lab By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Describe the benefits of concept mapping activities in the classroom, including organizing knowledge and information retention. – Select a concept mapping tool based on desired instructional applications and student […]

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Working with Poor Performing Students

Working with Poor Performing Students – July 19, Smith 221 Facilitator: David Holdford, RPh, MS, PhD, FAPhA & Patricia W. Slattum, PharmD, PhD By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Differentiate the VCU pharmacy education practice of “repeating a course” from ‘remediation’ – Decide which resources are most pertinent to help faculty and […]

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An Introduction to Clifton’s Strengths Finder

An Introduction to Clifton’s Strengths Finder – July 18, Smith 646 Facilitator: Susanna Wu-Pong, Ph.D. This session involved individual and group consideration of “ceiling” and “basement” strengths from the Clifton’s Strengths Finder.  Specifically geared to new faculty within the School of Pharmacy, participants ended the session with an idea of how to use the strengths they use […]

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Poll Everywhere: Back to Basics

Poll Everywhere: Back to Basics – July 12, Smith 221 Facilitators: Katherine Henderson, M.Ed., Veronica Shuford, M.Ed., and Caitlin Bergendahl, M.Ed. In this session, participants listened to a brief description of why and when to use Audience Response Systems, recorded in the video above.  They then worked at their own pace to get hands on experience with the […]

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The Learning Connections Inventory

The Learning Connections Inventory – June 28, Smith 221 Facilitator: Amy M. Miller, MS, CRC, CRP By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Describe important aspects of the Learning Connections Inventory, including what it is, how the SOP uses it, and how students can use it to learn better (or succeed). – Adapt […]

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Professionalism in Pharmacy

Professionalism in Pharmacy – June 17, Smith 221 Facilitator: Norman V. Carroll, PhD & Wanda Coffey, MA By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Describe the School of Pharmacy​’s​ ​A​ttributes of ​Professionalism ​and its role in our work lives – Describe the role of the Professionalism ​Committee​ Professionalism is an important and everyday […]

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