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2019 SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

 

The National Association of EMS Educators is excited to announce the sessions for the upcoming Symposium and Trade Show! Below you can find all the Pre-Conference Sessions, Breakout Sessions, General Sessions, and any extra events or presentations being held in Fort Worth, TX. 

NAEMSE Level 1 Instructor Course (3-Day Course)

Date: July 31 - August 2

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

The NAEMSE Instructor Course represents the didactic component and practical application of the education process for an EMS instructor. The content of this course aligns the NAEMSE developed modules with the curriculum objectives of both the National Guidelines and National Education Standards, and has been designed to provide and overall view of the concepts for the EMS educator. This course also includes an online portion that will enhance the three-day, in-person sessions.

 


 

NAEMSE Level 2 Instructor Course (2-Day Course)


Date:
 August 1 - August 2

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Part two of the NAEMSE Instructor Course is representative of the National Guidelines for EMS Educators and the National Education Standards, providing both educators and program directors with the tools and information necessary to further build their leadership skills and better evaluate programs, students, and faculty.

 


 

Get Your Classroom into Research (2-Day Course)

Date: August 1 - August 2

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

It's our responsibility as educators to teach our students how to answer the questions they encounter in their practice once they graduate from our programs. Participants in this workshop learn how to incorporate research into all facets of the classroom and to create a lifetime foundation of acquiring knowledge for critical thinking. 

 

Presenter: David Page

 


 

EMS Program Management

Date: August 1

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Congratulations! You are the new Program Director! Now what? This workshop, presented by experienced program directors with over fifty years of combined experience, will help the new and not-so-new program director with common issues not found in any handbook (if one even exists!). Bring your questions and most perplexing problems, and we'll work together to brainstorm solutions. Topics will include role development, academic integrity, accreditation (local and national), and legal issues, among others.

 

Presenter: Dr. Nerina Stepanovsky
Co-Presenters: Dr. Lindi Holt and Leaugeay Barnes
 

 



 

Making Low Cost Task Trainers

Date: August 1

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

This hands-on workshop will introduce educators on how to build an Airway Manikin, Suction Manikin, Tracheal Suctioning Machine, Massive Vomiting Airway Trainer, Massive Bleeding Wound Pump, Adult and Infant IO trainer, Surgical Airway Training Platform, Peds Seizure Machine, External Jugular IV Trainer, Ultra Sound Trainer, Abdominal Assessment Trainer, Pedal Edema Trainer and Birthing Trainer Box, as well as how to resurrect a Portable Suction Machine for training. Participants will do this by learning to repurpose spare parts, use discarded medical supplies, obtaining new parts from low cost sources, and/or make the components of these trainers themselves. While many of these devices can be made for $5 or less, they are high quality, very realistic, and ideal for initial skills learning, instructors can inexpensively create a learning situation that gives the learner a very realistic experience to begin learning lifesaving procedures.

 

Presenter: Timothy Shea

 


 

Teaching Without Lecturing

Date: August 1

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Lecturing is the least effective method of delivering information to students. People remember very little of what we say. Many educators feel they do not have time for activity based education. Come learn how to replace your lectures with classroom activities, discussion and work-groups that do not take more class time and do yield better educational results as evidenced by better student evaluations, better retention of information and transfer of skills, and knowledge at a higher level of the cognitive domain. 

 

Presenter: Dr. Heather Davis

 



Education Technology Workshop

Date: August 2

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

The best colleges and universities in the world, including Stanford, M.I.T. and Harvard, are embracing digital tools and leveraging the mobile technologies that students use in everyday life. Mobile learning is not a fad. It’s here, it has roots, and it is advancing at a breathtaking pace. However, many educators feel like they’re being dragged in to the 21st century kicking and screaming. Where do we start? What tools should we use? Is this evidence based learning? In this eight hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use and leverage a number of digital tools for the 21st century classroom, including screen-casting, student response systems and more.

 

Note: Participants will need the following prior to attending this workshop:

 

• Laptop, headset with microphone

• Download and install the following free PC/Mac software/apps: Audacity, Jing, Skype, and polleverywhere,

• Participants who own an iPad2 or later model may also wish to download Coach’s Eye and Doceri.

 

Presenters: Doug Gadomski and Rob Theriault

 


 

Green Screen and You!

Date: August 2

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

The use of green screen technology has been around for many years and it may appear intimidating to EMS educators. However, in this four hour pre-conference session, you will develop, shoot, edit and publish your first video using a smartphone with very low cost tools and technologies.

 

Presenter: Dr. Bill Young

 


 

Just Do It - Simulation Made Easy  

Date: August 2

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

This hands-on pre-conference will engage and empower participants to facilitate realistic and effective simulations with ease. The course will be broken down into how to select and set up simulation location and design, student or end-learner scenario integration, moulage on a dime, and debriefing 101. The focus of the course is to efficiently utilize equipment, staff, students, environments, and resources readily available to educators for simulation set up and deployment. 

 

 

Presenters: Christopher Kroboth and Gary Heigel

  


Concepts and Application of Higher-Order Learning and Thinking for EMS Educators 

Date: August 2

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

This session explores concepts and application of higher-order learning and thinking beyond just critical thinking. Higher-order learning and thinking includes student motivation, classroom climate, retention and organization of knowledge, various higher-order thinking exercises, and learner benefits. These topics build upon all three domains of Blooms. The session is designed to be informative then hands-on as the attendees will begin to develop their own strategies and approaches to take back to their EMS classrooms. 

 

Presenters: Dr.Paul Rosenberger and Dr. William Leggio

(1A) CAAHEP Update for Paramedic Educational Programs

Date: August 3

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

Join the leadership of the CoAEMSP to hear what is new in CAAHEP accreditation. Take the opportunity to ask your questions and hear first-hand from the CoAEMSP topics that will impact Paramedic educational programs in the coming year.

 

Presenter: George Hatch

 


 

(1B) The Importance of Becoming a Connected Educator 

Date: August 3

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

Distance learning has been around since the days of the Pony Express and online education is a bit more recently touted as the next revolution in education. Seems it's not going away (like some wish it would) and industry/academic growth in this realm continues at an increasing pace. Whether you teach exclusively in a classroom or are already playing in the online sandbox, you can benefit from becoming a connected educator making use of the tools technologies have to offer. In this session we'll discuss how joining the 21st century can benefit both you and your students. It's the world our students live in (and will continue to) and educators need to understand the importance of meeting them there! 

 

Presenter: Doug Gadomski

 


 

(1C) The Science Behind Multimedia Learning 

Date: August 3

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

The educational psychology field has identified research-based best practices for constructing and delivering multimedia presentations. Whether you are delivering a flipped classroom, hybird, distance course, or just creating PowerPoints for your classrooms, there is science now to help you make decisions about how those lessons should be created, constructed, sequenced, implemented and delivered for maximum learning and performance.  

 

Presenter: Dr. Heather Davis

 


 

(1D) Discriminatory Item Analysis, a Test Administrators Best Friend!  

Date: August 3

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

Determining if a test question is valid can be a daunting challenge for any educator. What if you could determine the validity of a test question without looking at the question? Discriminatory item analysis allows the instructor to use data, rather than feelings, to validate test questions. This interactive session will illustrate how discriminatory item analysis can be used by an instructor who administers formative written tests.   

 

Presenter: Bob Matoba

 


 

(2A) Affect; if you don't teach it, how will you test it?  

Date: August 3

Time: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

 

The affective domain of learning is commonly view as behavioral and when students don't behave as instructor believe they should, students are addressed, usually through a discipline process. Like the other domains of learning, Affect should be taught, coached and evaluated. We shouldn't test what we don't teach. This session will discuss the affective domain as an educational component to be taught, evaluated and graded.    

 

Presenter: Dennis Edgerly

 


 

(2B) Show me the Evidence!  

Date: August 3

Time: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

 

Instructors often aspire to teach in ways that result in their students incorporating evidence-based medicine into their practice. But are we really clear on what evidence-based practice is? Do educators understand how to find the best evidence? This presentation will define evidence-based medicine and discuss how to find and evaluate sources of evidence in EMS including those found on social media. Then, the process to translate knowledge into practice after important new evidence emerges will be outlined, including a description of barriers to implementing new evidence within the classroom or within EMS clinical practice.     

 

Presenter: Dr. Kim Mckenna

 


 

(2C) How to teach “Caring for the Autistic Patient” by a parent of an Autistic child 

Date: August 3

Time: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

 

How to care for the Autistic Patient without stressing yourself or them out. Autism is the #1 diagnoses in children. The estimated prevalence of US children with a parent-reported ASD diagnosis is now 1 in 40 as of November 2018. Autistic people do not perceive the world the way we do. This education will help you understand why people with Autism behave the way they do. To see what they're seeing, feel what they are feeling, hear what they are hearing, smell what they are smelling, to help them. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.      

 

Presenter: Timothy Shea

 


 

(2D) Putting Levity in Education 

Date: August 3

Time: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

 

If you were to describe the characteristics of your favorite teachers from the past, I would bet some of the words would include “energetic”, “creative”, and “humorous”. Humor in the classroom commands students attention, sustains their interest, and introduces energy into an otherwise passive, sedentary situation. Whether you are a classroom instructor or provide one-on-one training, learn how humor can spice up your presentations, maximize learning, reduce stress, and enhance retention of new material – and that’s no joke.      

 

Presenter: Steve Berry

 


 

(3A) See You Tomorrow! Teaching Mental Health in EMS  

Date: August 3

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

We spend our lives taking care of others, but we often forget ourselves. With increasing occurrences of PTSD and suicide in EMS, we have to ask ourselves if we are preparing our students to handle their personal mental health. The "toughen-up" or "get over it" mentality is old, unsafe, and leaves a lot of people without the support and help that they need. Like protocols and evidence-based medicine, it is time that we update our care of our mental well being and the mental health of our coworkers. This presentation will discuss the gap in mental health in our career, showing where we are weak and what we are missing. We will look at better ways to help ourselves process our thoughts and emotions, as well as ways to help our coworkers that might be struggling. Most importantly, we will discuss how to implement mental-health safeguards in our classrooms to help our students understand the importance of seeking help when needed and recognizing potential mental health crisis in colleagues.       

 

Presenter: Samuel Fuge

 


 

(3B) Expert Performance of Psychomotor Skills 

Date: August 3

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

The goal of any EMS Educator is to have students learn skills well enough to use them correctly when it counts; during a life threatening patient emergency! A model exists for development of psychomotor skills from piano playing to airway management that increases motivation to practice and improves exam pass rates and transfer of skills to real-life situations. Come learn about this model for development of expert performance and see how you can improve the psychomotor skills of your students for a career built on a solid skill foundation.        

 

Presenter: Dr. Heather Davis

 


 

(3C) The EMT Portfolio  

Date: August 3

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Paramedic programs moved to a portfolio process allowing students to be evaluated through a more applicable scenario assessment rather than an isolated skill assessment. EMT programs can do the same thing using the same model. This session will demonstrate how to use the portfolio model of education, skill acquisition, application and testing in and EMT program. Use of the portfolio process increases student performance on the NREMT exam.         

 

Presenter: Dennis Edgerly

 


 

(3D) Program Planning 911  

Date: August 3

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

A take on college 101 courses Program Planning 911 explores the importance of program planning to the EMS instructor. We spend considerable time in assessing needs and developing objectives. Agencies, schools, managers and administrators look to methods of evaluation as a measure of our success. Program planning is the crucial link between these two. How do we effectively plan our programs? How can program planning theory help successfully bridge identified needs to successful evaluation outcomes? Whether you are planning a semester course, a paramedic program, or continuing education sessions, Program Planning 911 will be your resource.          

 

Presenter: Kory Lane

 


 

(4A) Education Research Journal Club  

Date: August 4

Time: 9:15 PM to 10:15 AM

 

Join this round table journal club as we review current research that could affect your practice as an educator. Discuss the results of recent seminal research studies in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and medical education and how it could apply directly to your EMS classroom, lab, and clinical teaching environments. How does the brain respond to cell phones text messages during learning? Can retrieval practice enhance deep critical thinking? We'll take a deep dive into research methodologies, results, and significance of several key studies and use this to propose action research within our EMS initial and continuing education programs.           

 

Presenter: Megan Corry

 


 

(4B) NHTSA Updates  

Date: August 4

Time: 9:15 PM to 10:15 AM

 

At this session, the NHTSA Office of EMS staff will discuss and engage the attendees in dialogue about many of the EMS activities on-going at the national level, including the EMS Agenda 2050, the updated Scope of Practice, updating of the EMS Educational Standards, FICEMS and NEMSAC, as well as other federal and national initiatives.          

 

Presenter: Dr. John Kromer and David Bryson

 


 

(4C) Preparing Our Students to Break Bad News: Using Standardized Patients in Emotionally Difficult Scenarios   

Date: August 4

Time: 9:15 PM to 10:15 AM

 

EMS providers are often called upon to manage situations that are emotionally charged. Our personnel are taught to manage critically ill patients and cardiac arrests, but when the code has been terminated, someone must care for the survivors. Quite often our personnel have not been prepared to deliver bad news and are uncomfortable interacting with families when critical decisions must be made. This presentation will address preparing our students to have difficult conversations and deliver bad news through classroom preparation and the use of standardized patients in high-fidelity scenarios. The presentation will include applications for standardized patient scenarios including termination of resuscitation, DNR orders, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and domestic violence with video examples provided.           

 

Presenter: Paul Ganss

 


 

(4D) Why Failure Should Always Be an Option   

Date: August 4

Time: 9:15 PM to 10:15 AM

 

None of us like to fail, but failure is where learning takes place. What if we as educators were able to change the mindset of failing as being the first attempt in learning? Creating a culture of failure is not only ok…but recommended for education. In this session participants will learn about ways of encouraging productive failure that leads towards the end goal of successful, competent paramedics.           

 

Presenter: Dr. Bill Young

 


 

(5A) Academic Dishonesty: Does it transfer to the workplace?    

Date: August 4

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Current literature shows that integrity and affective domain issues continue to become more common in academic, continuing education and as professional settings. But do academic dishonesty problems transfer to the workplace? Come here what the literature shows, and some solutions to combat this trend.  

 

Presenter: Dr. Nerina Stepanovsky

 


 

(5B) Degrees of Professionalism: College Education and the EMS Provider     

Date: August 4

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

The requirement of a college education for EMS personnel, especially paramedics has been long debated. As providers seek increased professional recognition, wages, and benefits, higher education is often brought into the discussion. While not taking a for or against stance, this presentation will examine the literature regarding higher education and its application in the EMS world. The discussion will include considerations of the positive and negative effects of a higher education mandate on communities, systems, and individual providers including access to education, tuition costs, and the concerns of increasing student loan debt.   

 

Presenter: Paul Ganss

 


 

(5C) If You Build It…Will They Come?     

Date: August 4

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

It is no secret that there is a declining number of people willing to become paramedics. This has a direct, and often negative, impact on the programs teaching it. In this session, Dr. Young will outline the steps taken by his program to promote their paramedic department and increase enrollment.   

 

Presenter: Dr. Bill Young

 


 

(5D) Helping Students Become Self-Regulated Learners     

Date: August 4

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Can you recall a student whose performance on tests did not match the time spent studying? Stacks of flashcards, highlighted textbooks, and notebooks filled with notes, and yet the student repeatedly failed to perform well on tests. Why does this happen? How can educators help? Research shows that improvements in learning outcomes are most notable when students use strategies that are designed to enhance engagement and self-reflection on performance. Self-regulated learning (SRL) practices direct the student to set goals, monitor performance, self-reflect (metacognition), and self-correct. This session will discuss strategies that educators can use to help struggling learners through the use of self-regulated learning strategies.    

 

Presenter: Megan Corry

 


 

(6A) Teacher = Leader. Applying leadership principles to the EMS instructor and avoiding ethical violations that come with success.      

Date: August 5

Time: 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Think you’re not a leader? A leader is someone who influences others towards the achievement of desired outcomes and who makes things happen with and through people. This is also what you do every day in the classroom. As you become more successful as a teacher, you become more successful as a leader and success brings a new set of problems. In the business world, ethical violations can happen not only from the unprincipled but can be by-products of success. This session will discuss ethical violations from the business world that are relevant for us as educational leaders and how we can avoid the negative parts of a successful career.     

 

Presenter: Lance Villers

 


 

(6B) An Exploration of the Safety-Related Risks Encountered by Paramedic Students as Preparation for Entry into the High-Risk EMS Profession       

Date: August 5

Time: 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

 

During the 2017 Symposium, Dr. Kim McKenna proposed a project to help determine a baseline of the safety and well-being of EMS students and other stakeholders. While there has been a proliferation of occupational safety literature specific to the EMS profession, this project proposed to explore the topic in the context of initial paramedic education only. Dr. Bill Robertson discusses the results of that project. Bill will examine potential safety concerns that exist prior to students entering our workforce environment, one that has been shown to constitute a wide variety of health, safety, and wellness risks.     

 

Presenter: Dr. Bill Robertson

 


 

(6C) Ten Tips for Teaching Expertise in Clinical Reasoning       

Date: August 5

Time: 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Clinical reasoning has been defined as the ability to ‘‘. . . sort through a cluster of features presented by a patient and accurately assign a diagnostic label, with the development of an appropriate treatment strategy as the end goal.’’ While clinical reasoning training has traditionally been the focus of patient interactions during clinical rotations and internship, there is evidence suggesting that students cannot gain proficiency in clinical reasoning solely through these interactions and exposure to role models. This presentation will provide a practical framework for educators to integrate clinical reasoning into the curriculum with the goal of improving student’s clinical reasoning skills.      

 

Presenter: Kenneth Navarro

 


 

(6D) Teaching the Advanced Neurological Assessment        

Date: August 5

Time: 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

 

This presentation begins with a very good review of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system that goes a little deeper into the weeds than a conventional paramedic course. That is followed by a discussion of the neurological evaluation that will include the MENDs exam, cranial nerve test, and the importance of a good assessment of the pupils. We follow that with a lecture on dermatomes and myotomes. Throughout the presentation, I will present the material and then go through some tricks to help teach students how to performs the assessments. We will then go through the assessment of a stroke, meningitis, toxicological emergency and spinal cord injured patient. I will be bringing skill sheets that we may have time to practice with and participants will be able to take home. This presentation is good for ALS providers and educators.       

 

Presenter: Steve Huisman

 


 

(7A) Students Make the Best Patients!         

Date: August 5

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

What three things engage learners? Buy-in, relatability and ownership are three that come to mind and work. Experiential learning is a powerful tool and seeing through the eyes of others is even more powerful. There is no better way for providers to learn what it is like to be on “the other side of the fence” than to be in the shoes of a patient. We will discuss the experiential, affective and programatic benefits of using students as patients for scenario based education. From studying, learning and playing the part to evaluating the crew from a patient centered perspective, students as patients can be a game changer to your program.        

 

Presenter: Christopher Kroboth

 


 

(7B) CAPCE Update         

Date: August 5

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

This lively and interactive presentation will be a lecture style presentation. The presenter will provide an overview of the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education"s (CAPCE) activities over the last year, a review of data trends from a 10 Million record data base, progress on current projects, an overview of upcoming projects, frequently asked recertification questions from EMS Personnel, and accreditation case studies.        

 

Presenter: Jay Scott

 


 

(7C) Are We Failing the Children?         

Date: August 5

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

As EMS Educators, we are aware that pediatric EMS calls are a source of high anxiety for most EMS providers. It has been demonstrated that there is an increase in medication errors in the pediatric patients. This session will focus on whether we, as educators, are preparing our students for the real world of pediatric emergencies.         

 

Presenter: Lisa Hill

 


 

(7D) Producing Effective Simulations for Affective Domain Evaluations          

Date: August 5

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

As part of each credentialed Paramedic Program we evaluate the affective domain of our students. We do this during every aspect of the program. We do not have control over what types of calls the students are exposed to during their clinical time and we have to rely on the preceptors to let us know if the students do not have a good affect. This issue can be addressed by doing simulations in the classroom where we provide difficult scenarios that evoke student's emotional responses. These can then be evaluated and debriefed based on the student's reaction to the simulated patient. This allows us to reinforce good affective behavior, and work with the students to correct problematic affect prior to graduation.          

 

Presenter: Bernadette Cekuta

 

If Life is Worth Saving, it Must be Worth Living

Date: August 3

Time: 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

 

Humor is a gift we are born with and, used positively, is a source of major stress reduction, but it must nurtured and often times relearned for those working in emergency health care. Our profession attracts some of the most dedicated and compassionate people. So much so that they often neglect their own needs. Join Steve as he combines his EMS and cartooning backgrounds to speak the message of health and humor.

 

Presenter: Steve Berry

 


 

NREMT Update

Date: August 3

Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

 

NREMT staff will provide an update on the status of the Nation's EMS Certification and give you a summary of what's new at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Topics covered will include the current state of National EMS Certification. Join us immediately after for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's reception. 

 

Presenter: NREMT Staff

 


 

CAPCE and NREMT Data Sharing: Benefits, Lessons and a Glimpse at the Future 

Date: August 4

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

This lively and interactive lecture is a joint presentation from the National Registry of EMT's (NREMT)and the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). The presenters will provide a brief history of their data sharing project, detail lessons learned, outline some interesting case studies and offer a clear glimpse at the future of re-certification that is facilitated by the sharing of data. This unique initiative has already shown great benefit to EMS personnel. 

 

Presenter: Jay Scott and Mark Terry

 


 

NAEMSE General Membership Meeting 

Date: August 4

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

The National Association of EMS Educators presents it’s annual report to the NAEMSE membership.  

 

Presenter: NAEMSE Board of Directors

 


 

PCRF Oral Presentations 

Date: August 4

Time: 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

 

This session will showcase abstracts in the category of EMS Education, which have been selected from the Prehospital Care Research Forum's 2018 Call for Abstracts and were deemed the most notable from all received in the EMS education category. Each oral presentation will be followed by five minutes of questions and answers. There will also be poster presentations in the main hallway of the exhibit area. Please stop by to review what is new in EMS education research. 

 

Presenter: David Page

 


 

NHTSA National EMS Education Standards Revisions 

Date: August 4

Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

 

NAEMSE and the REDFLASH group were awarded the contract to revise the National EMS Education Standards. This project kicked off in May of this year and this session will provide EMS educators of all levels the opportunity to hear directly from the projects leadership and development team members regarding the status of the project. Importantly there will also be an opportunity to provide input and feedback directly to the development team. Come learn about what is happening with the EMS Education standards revision and the status of this critical EMS Education Project.

 

Presenter: Dr. Bill Young and Dr. Paul Rosenberger

 


 

Using Active Learning Strategies in the Classroom 

Date: August 5

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

Many EMS instructors feel compelled to rely on PowerPoint slides as their primary instructional delivery model, whether by mandate, tradition or necessity. We know, however, that a lecture-style instructional format can be nap-inducing, demotivating and monotonous. How do you fix this? Instructors need training on how to engage students in the content with guided discussions, partnering, group work, reflection and kinesthetic learning. This workshop will teach you how to plan, implement and evaluate proven strategies and techniques of active learning, because we all want to deliver the best instruction possible to our students. 

 

Presenter: Hilary Gates

 


 

Do Paramedics Need a Degree? The Great Debate

Date: August 5

Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

 

A little over a century ago, having a high school diploma was not required for admission to medical school in the United States. Most medical schools were less than two-years in duration and anyone who could afford to pay the tuition was accepted. That all changed when Abraham Flexner published a scathing book-length critique of medical education in the United States and Canada. The nursing profession underwent a similar transformation a few years later. EMS now stands at the same crossroads. In this session, two renowned EMS educators will debate the pros and cons of college-degreed paramedics, as well as a round table with the audience to facilitate feedback.  

 

Presenter: Kenneth Navarro

Hero Awards Presentation

Date: August 3

Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

The award ceremony will commence right after the opening general session.

 


 

iSimulate / NAEMSE Welcome Reception

Date: August 3

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Come enjoy some delicious food and refreshments at the 2019 iSimulate and NAEMSE Welcome Reception! This is a great opportunity to network with other Educators, while enjoying some tasty treats. 

 


 

Trading Post

Date: August 3

Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

 

A Trading Post was a place to swap goods you had for goods or services needed. Well, in 2019, the NAEMSE Trading Post is still that...a place for educators from all backgrounds and all levels to bring what they have that others may need such as PowerPoints, video clips, lesson plans, skill sheets, assessments, and more and exchange them for other yummy morsels that others have brought. This is a valuable networking session with peers from the CE, primary training, fire, EMS and administration. Attendees should bring a laptop, portable storage device/thumb drive, and digital files or links ready to share.

 

Pizza and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by FISDAP.

 

Presenters: David Page and Heather Davis

 

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