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Tips & Tricks to Make Distance Learning Easier
The Benner Institute is offering two webinars on online teaching and learning in nursing education. These webinars offer a learning science and learner-centric curriculum to increase and maintain student engagement. Each webinar begins with a theoretical framework and then gives suggestions for course design and delivery of the content.
Both webinars will be followed by two Community Dialogue Sessions in the weeks that follow. These Community Dialogue Sessions will be limited to 20 participants and will be a forum for open dialogue among the participants to learn from each other. We encourage participants to bring their triumphs and challenges to discuss during these sessions. The sessions will be facilitated by Drs. Patricia Benner, Garrett Chan, and Susan McNiesh. Each Community Dialogue Session is independent from the other session, so you only need to sign up for one.
Effective College Teaching in an Online Environment
This webinar on September 30th features speakers Joshua Eyler, PhD and Paula Gubrud-Howe, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN. Grounded in learning sciences, Dr. Eyler’s framing focuses on the five essentials of curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure. Dr. Gubrud-Howe has five years of experience in a very successful RN to BSN online program from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing. In a panel discussion led by Drs. Patricia Benner and Garrett Chan, the speakers will discuss how to put the theory to practical use.
COST: $40.00
Wed. September 30, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 am (PDT)
Community Dialogue Session #1: 10/12/2020 9:00 am/Pacific Time - $40
Community Dialogue Session #2: 10/16/2020 9:00 am/Pacific Time - $40
Creating a Community of Inquiry in Online Learning
Featured speakers: Professors Holly Fiock and Glenise McKenzie, PhD, RN. Ms. Fiock has developed the Community of Inquiry model of online learning, based on the works of earlier educators, and focused on developing social presence, cognitive presence, and teaching presence. Dr. McKenzie has been utilizing the model for over 5 years in her online courses at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing, and has designed and delivered both classroom instruction and virtual clinical simulation.
COST: $40.00
Wed. October 21, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 am (PDT)
Community Dialogue Session #1: 10/26/2020 9:00 am/Pacific Time - $40
Community Dialogue Session #2: 10/27/2020 1:00 pm/Pacific Time - $40

Thank you to the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (COADN) for their generous donation; the subsidized attendance fee is $40.00 per session.
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