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Faculty Development

The 200+ Indiana University Health faculty continually hone their skills and seek opportunities to develop new ones. The Indiana University Health Learning Alliance is committed to helping faculty connect with other educators, as well, to share ideas and strategies. In addition to the Nursing Continuing Education credits, Health Sciences Continuing Education credits, and CME credits for physicians, the following courses may be of interest. Additionally, be sure to learn more about Educator Resources.

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Educator Forums and Classes
Leading Education
Learning Solutions
Teach the Teacher

Educator Forums and Classes

The IU Health Learning Alliance Educator Forums are quarterly meetings that provide an opportunity for IU Health educators of all backgrounds and expertise to learn, collaborate and explore options in education.

The IU Health Learning Alliance also provides classes throughout the year for IU Health educators to gain and refine their skills. These classes range from a Train the Trainer course for new educators to How to Complete A Needs Assessment for those more seasoned educators. Classes can also be found that assist with new roles staff may take on. Some of the classes include Preceptor training, Microsoft training and many types of leadership offerings. Classes are free of charge to IU Health educators.

Look for quarterly Educator Forums on IU Health eLMS, a password authentication will be needed to login.

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Leading EducationSM

Leading EducationSM is offered periodically by IU Health through the IU Health Learning Alliance partner Evoke Communications to IU Health employees, educators and physicians. It is an 80 hour comprehensive workshop that leads participants through detailed curriculum design, media and visual thinking, and managing learning group dynamics. The course takes place over time so that learners have the opportunity to absorb concepts and practice implementation at a skill-building pace.

Divided into three distinct components, it includes adult learning theory, comprehensive material about learning styles, designing learning to meet particular outcomes, advantages and disadvantages of various media choices and production, and the final component addresses group dynamics, recognizing cultural effects, how to manage difficult situations, how to anticipate and manage learning conundrums. Participants bring educational projects that they are working on to the sessions, so that learning and practice have actual application (rather than theoretical or simulated.) Leading EducationSM benefits physician educators, nursing educators, patient educators, supervisors, and others who provide learning experiences for others.

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Learning Solutions

The Learning Solutions team understands that training is a process, not just an event. We consult with you to Design, Develop, and Deliver training for your learning needs. Our "3D approach" helps ensure a consistent, high-quality learning experience for your audience.

We will partner with you to discuss and document your needs and determine appropriate, engaging training methods and develop curriculum to meet the needs of your specific audience. For more information, contact Learning Solutions.

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Teach the Teacher

An annual two-day conference, Teach the Teacher provides a wide range of topics that help support health care educators. Educators from many healthcare institutions throughout the Midwest attend. Topics may include innovative teaching methods, ethics in education, how to use technology, curriculum design strategies, critical thinking, how to use media, evaluation and testing and more.

For more information, contact Marcy Strine.

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