|[December 12, 2012]
Registration is Now Open for the Institute for Allied Health Educators
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
The Institute for Allied Health Educators (IAHE): an American
Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Academy for Academic
Leadership (AAL) collaboration, with exclusive sponsorship from
Colgate-Palmolive Co., presents the first of three 2013 online training
programs starting on January 16.
January's program, Teaching Foundations in Allied Health Education,
consists of five individual sessions that focus on effective methods for
didactic and clinical teaching, with emphasis placed on case-based
learning, course planning, best practice techniques, portfolios, and
working with struggling students. All sessions are conducted in the
evenings and are paired with offline course work to supplement the live
presentations and discussions. Upon completion of the program,
participants will be able to design successful courses with appropriate
outcome measurements and expand their capabilities as clinic and
ADEA/AAL IAHE alumna Suzanne Hopper, Academic Director at Oregon
Institute of Technology, praises the program. "Whether you are brand new
to education, or have been teaching for a few years or for many years,
you will finish this course with new ideas to incorporate into the
classroom and clinic. The facilitators are very knowledgeable,
encouraging, and supportive."
Also scheduled for 2013 are programs in Advances in Educational
Methods for Allied Health Educators, slated for June through July,
and Clinical Teaching Best Practices, taking place in late
October though early November.
"This year's allied health education programs are already setting a new
standard of excellence, thanks to continual support from Colgate," says
ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. "In
addition to sponsoring ADEA scholarships and awards, Colgate is once
again demonstrating its commitment to improving professional devlopment
by sponsoring the Institute for Allied Health Educators."
With Colgate's support the program has already implemented a new
learning management system and new web interface that allows for a
smoother, more interactive end-user experience. The new system debuted
at a well-attended demonstration and program overview webinar on
November 28, 2012.
Launched in 2007 as an on-site program at the University of Missouri -
Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, this professional development
program prepares faculty for successful academic careers in dental
hygiene, dental assisting, dental laboratory technology and other allied
health programs. Faculty in dental hygiene have made up more than 90% of
all participants in the program thus far.
For more information and to register for the January session, visit www.academicleaders.org/iahe,
or contact AAL Managing Director, George Weinstein, at 404-350-2098.
About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and
Canadian dental schools and many allied and postdoctoral dental
education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of
ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education
community to address contemporary issues influencing education,
research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the
public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy,
faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal
of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions
services AADSAS, PASS, and CAAPID.
About the Academy for Academic Leadership
for Academic Leadership (AAL) is committed to personal,
professional, and organizational transformation. Since 2005, AAL has
provided customized professional development, leadership training, and
consulting services for more than 100 higher education institutions
throughout the world. Their clients include academic health care
institutions, administrators and executives, faculty and staff,
practitioners, and associations, as well as universities and community
About Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand
names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex,
Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and
Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.
For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit
the Company's web site at www.Colgate.com.
To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health
education program, please visit www.ColgateBSBF.com.
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