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Teaching Conversations

What Are They?

The IEE Teaching Conversations are an ongoing series of informal sessions, facilitated by DUSON faculty or other experts from the Duke or surrounding communities, that are designed to share educational innovations, strengthen teaching strategies or address common issues experienced by faculty. Each Teaching Conversation includes a brief presentation of the topic, which is followed by informal discussion among the participants – faculty from DUSON or other disciplines/schools, graduate students and nurse educators from other settings. All Teaching Conversations are made available via live streaming to those who wish to participate from a distance, and all are recorded so that they can be accessed by faculty and other members of the DUSON community at a later date.

Interested in Facilitating a Teaching Conversation?

Anyone interested in facilitating a Teaching Conversation is asked to complete an interest form and return it as noted. We welcome your participation.

Current Academic Year

The schedule of Teaching Conversations (TCs) for the 2016-2017 academic year is being finalized and will be posted as soon as possible. Topics already confirmed relate to teaching in the affective domain, the use of iSimulate with NP students, effective use of simulation with Nurse Anesthesia students, negotiating library resources and creating engaging posters. All TCs are scheduled for 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Pearson 1011, and the confirmed dates are as follows:

Dates Speakers & Topics
September 8, 2016 Julie Cusatis
Use of Self – How Values and Perspectives Influence Teaching
September 27, 2016 Margaret Carmen
iSimulate: Traversing the Distance with Online Simulation for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students
October 6, 2016 Jamie Conklin
Keeping Up with Evidence-Based Teaching
October 13, 2016 Karin Morin
Evidence-based Teaching Practices
October 27, 2016 Kathryn Trotter
For Distance-Based Courses, How (and by Whom) Should Course Content “Lectures” be Accomplished?
November 8, 2016 Kathryn Kreider
Emotional Intelligence in Nursing: The Missing Link to Excellence?
November 17, 2016 Beverly Murphy
Developing a Poster: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
December 6, 2016 Terry Valiga & Beth Phillips
Taxonomies of Learning
January 19, 2017 Helen Gordon
Study Skills
February 7, 2017 Beth Phillips & Helen Gordon
A Scaffold Assignment: The Wellness Self-Care Portfolio
February 23, 2017 Kathy Ashton
The Search for Professional Nursing Values: Implications for Educators
March 7, 2017 Nancy Hill
Usability Matters: Research-based Tips for Making Your Course Intuitive, Easy to Navigate, and Student Friendly
March 23, 2017 Jamie Kanehl
Coach K Leadership
April 4, 2017 Margie Molloy, Michelle Kuszajewski, Dannett Canty, Jayme Trocino
Debriefing across the curriculum
April 20, 2017 Jennie De Gagne
Cyberincivility: What Does That Mean to You?

Academic Year 2015-2016

Dates Speakers & Topics
September 17, 2015 Queen Utley-Smith
Designing a Contemporary Online Learning Environment: Population Health in a Global Society
September 29, 2015 Christine Everett (PA Program)
Creating a Longitudinal Educational Database for Research: Conceptual and Methodological Issues
October 15, 2015 Jennifer Parsons (NP in Duke Pain Center)
Teaching Pain Assessment and Management; Pearls for Caring for Patients in Pain
November 12, 2015 Frank Titch
Team-Based Learning
December 10, 2015 Mahmoud Kaddoura
Active Learning Strategies
January 26, 2016 Beth Phillips
Conducting a Mixed Method Study: Lessons Learned
February 11, 2016 Helen Gordon
Sketch Note Project
February 23, 2016 Diana McNeil
Balancing the Glass Balls - Strategies to Achieve Work-Life Integration
March 10, 2016 Jennie De Gagne & Haiyan Zhou
Add Dimensions to Online Learning with WarpWire and Peer-Review
March 22, 2016 Kathleen Ashton
The Science of Caring
April 14, 2016 Damon Tweedy
Reflections on Race and Medicine
April 18, 2016 Marion Broome & Janice Humphreys & Deb Brandon
The Art and Science of Writing Letters of Nomination, Support and External Evaluation for Colleagues
April 26, 2016 Chip Bailey
Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice

Academic Year 2014-2015

Dates Speakers & Topics
September 9, 2014 Marion E. Broome
Growing Self and Others as Scholars: Using the Boyer Model as a Guide
September 25, 2014 Jennifer Dungan & Sarah Katsanis (Duke University)
Strengthening Students' Voices for Justice and Advocacy Through the Use of Op-Ed and Elevator Pitch Assignments
October 7, 2014 Michael Relf
Writing Test Items
October 23, 2014 SangHee Jeong (International House)
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
November 11, 2014 Jane Blood-Siegfried
12 Things You Should Never Do When Teaching Online
December 2, 2014 Jennie De Gagne & Marc Sperber
Promoting Active Learning in Nursing Education
January 6, 2015 Courtney Caiola (PhD Student)
Whiteness/White Privilege in Nursing Education
January 29, 2015 Jamie Kanehl (ABSN Graduate)
Follow Your Heart: Coach K's Leadership Philosophy for Sport, School and Life
February 3, 2015 Kathy Ashton
Embracing Item Analysis
March 3, 2015 Alison Edie & Liz Rende & Remi Hueckel
Flipping the Classroom – Lessons Learned
March 26, 2015 Margie Molloy
Results of a National Simulation Study…Where Do Nurse Educators Go From Here?
April 7, 2015 Steve Demeo (School of Medicine) & Alisa Nagler (Duke GME)
Health Professions Education Research and the IRB
April 21, 2015 Marc Sperber (DUSON Instructional Designer) & Christine Vucinich (Duke Technology Education & Outreach Coordinator)
Instructional Technologies at Duke: What Tools are Available? Training and Support Resources You Didn’t Know About
April 30, 2015 Katie Poindexter (MSN Graduate)
FERPA Guidelines
May 5, 2015 Marion Broome
The Long Journey from Nurse Scientist to Leadership in Nursing Science
May 14, 2015 Judith Halstead (National League for Nursing)
Integrating Interprofessional Education into the Health Professions

Academic Year 2013-2014

Dates Speakers & Topics
September 10, 2013 Marilyn H. Oermann
The Scholarship of Teaching: Transform Your Work Into Scholarship
September 26, 2013 Kevin Smith (Duke Scholarly Communication Officer)
Copyright Obstacles and Opportunities for Teaching
October 8, 2013 Allison Vorderstrasse & Jennifer Dungan
Using a Personal Genome Testing Option for Experiential Learning
October 24, 2013 Lisa Day
Clinical Partnering for Optimal Student Experiences
November 12, 2013 Beth Phillips
Good Faculty… Bad Feedback
December 8, 2013 Kathy Trotter
Engagement of Students in the Online Environment: DUSON Faculty Perspectives
January 21, 2014 Ethan Cicero (UNC Nursing Student)
Teaching Students to Care for Transgender Patients and Families
February 11, 2014 Ellie McConnell
Grand Challenges: An Innovative Pedagogical Approach
March 27, 2014 Marc Sperber (DUSON Instructional Designer)
Using Quality Improvement Rubrics to Assess and Improve Your Online Courses
April 8, 2014 Barbara Turner & Brenda Nevidjon & Terry Valiga & Marilyn Oermann
Navigating the Journal Review Process
April 24, 2014 Dorothy L. Powell
Tool Chest for Success in Cultivating and Maintaining Cultural Immersion Experiences for Students in International Sites

Academic Year 2012-2013

Dates Speakers & Topics
September 11, 2012 Terry Valiga & Beth Phillips
Exploding The Paradigm
September 27, 2012 Lisa Day
The Dedicated Education Unit Update
October 9, 2012 Jane Blood-Siegfried
Online Lectures: Making Them the Next Best Thing to Being There!
October 25, 2012 Rita Conrad (DUSON Instructional Designer)
Discussion – Taking on the Third Rail of Teaching
November 13, 2012 Anne Derouin
Coach K in the Classroom
December 11, 2012 Dorothy Powell
What the Research is Telling Us About the Value of International Experiences
January 24, 2013 Nancy Short
Using the Voice Board for a Weekly Check-In to Engage Online Students
February 12, 2013 Sharon Hawks & Les Harmon & Jane Blood-Siegfried
“Flipping” the Classroom
February 28, 2013 Penny Cooper & Mike Scott
Using “Fishbowls”: Unfolding Case Studies as a Coaching Strategy in an Online Learning Environment
April 9, 2013 Terry Ward
Do You Hear What I Hear? Facilitating Affective Domain Learning Using the Hearing Voices Which are Distressing Simulation
April 25, 2013 Kathy Turner & Alison Clay (School of Medicine) & Margie Molloy
A Creative, Successful Collaboration for SON/SOM Entry-Level Health Care Providers: Lessons Learned

Academic Year 2011-2012

Dates Speakers & Topics
September 22, 2011 Les Harmon
Adventures in Online Teaching: Having Fun with Blackboard in Spite of Myself
October 5, 2011 Jeff Taekman (School of Medicine)
Using Simulation to Teach Health Science Students
October 19, 2011 Kathy Turner
Test Feedback and Review
November 2, 2011 Camille Lambe
The Radio Show: Creating Community in an Online Class
November 16, 2011 Nancy Short
Best Practices for Managing an Online Discussion Board
December 14, 2011 Lisa Day
New Ideas in Clinical Teaching and Learning
January 11, 2012 Terry Valiga
The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
January 25, 2012 Peggy Baker Walters (Watts School of Nursing)
A Discussion of the December 2011 NCSBN World Café Education Meeting
February 8, 2012 Midge Bowers
Teaching with a Learner-Centered Approach: Tips to Engage Faculty
February 22, 2012 Dori Sullivan & Colleen Grochowski (School of Medicine)
Inter-professional Education: Collaborating Across Disciplines for Effective Teaching & Learning
March 21, 2012 Pat Thibodeau (Duke Library)
Copyright Law Update
April 4, 2012 Mary Ann Fuchs (DUHS)
Integrating Real-World Skills Into Online Learning Activities for DNP Students
April 18, 2012 Penny Cooper & Mike Scott
The Story of Golda and Antonio