The focus is on teaching at EdVenture 2011

At EdVenture 2011 on Thursday, April 14, the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine community will celebrate educational accomplishments at Penn State Hershey. This annual event includes a lecture, workshop, poster presentations and awards ceremony. Daniel D. Pratt will present the 2011 Woodward Lecture, “Highly Effective Teaching: Why can’t everyone be like me (or you)?”

Pratt, a professor and senior scholar in the Center for Health Education Scholarship, University of British Columbia, was the 2008 recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellow Award, Canada’s most prestigious university award.

Other events for the day include a workshop entitled “Interpreting Your Teaching Profile” led by Pratt, and the EdVenture Celebration that includes food and refreshments, posters highlighting educational activities, accomplishments and research performed by faculty and staff, as well as ceremonies to honor the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Educators Award.

Events in the Junker Auditorium begin with a box lunch at 11:30 a.m., the Woodward Lecture from noon to 1 p.m., and the workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. The EdVenture Celebration will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the University Fitness and Conference Center.

For more information or to arrange for CME credit, contact Lisa Harman at 717-531-8566 or lharman@hmc.psu.edu. EdVenture and the Distinguished Educators Society are sponsored by the Woodward Endowment for Medical Science Education.

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Last Updated April 14, 2011