January 11, 2021



12:00-1:00 PM Keynote Address

Innovators’ DNA: Nurturing It in the Academy

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD
Director for Education Programs, Harvard Medical International
Director of the Harvard-Macy Institute, Harvard Medical International
Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Medical Education), Harvard Medical School

1:15-2:15 PM: Workshop A Selections

Fast Facts for Coaches: One Page Faculty Development in Education for Busy Clinicians

Barbara Pettitt, MD

Learn to use the Fast Facts for Coaches template to create 1-page resources for faculty development on a variety of topics.

Goodbye Powerpoint, Hello E-Pub: A Faculty Guide to Digital Content Creation

Missi Stec, DNP, CNM, APRN, FACNM, FAAN

Digital content can support your students in a variety of learning situations. This workshop will explore resources to enhance your teaching.

Better Engagement in Journal Club

Ambar Kulshreshtha, MD, PhD and Laura Plantinga, PhD, ScM

To discuss a few innovations that could lead to a successful, engaging, and sustainable journal club. We will also discuss potential strategies that can be used alone or together to adapt the journal club to virtual education environment and make it more effective.

2:30-3:30 PM: Workshop B Selections

Tele-precepting: Working with Learners during COVID-19

Pam Vohra-Khullar, MD

Learn success strategies for teaching around clinic telemedicine visits.

The Good Fight! Utilizing Cognitive Rehearsal to Shield Students from Incivility

Carrie McDermott, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Cognitive rehearsal is an evidence-based method that can help students and faculty respond to incivility. Learn how to use it to prepare your responses.

What You Need to Know about Learners in Need

Danielle Jones, MD and Reena Hemrajani, MD

As Emory attracts a growing pool of young clinician educators, we know that many will encounter a learner in need. In this interactive and case-based virtual workshop, we will arm junior faculty with a framework for ‘diagnosing and treating’ learners in need with the goal of reducing educators’ anxiety while empowering them to maximize their trainees’ growth.

3:45-4:45 PM: Workshop C Selections

CLASS FULL: Fundamentals of Educational Scholarship Series (1)

Linda Lewin, MD and others

This is a 3 workshop series designed to help you get started with educational scholarship by learning to articulate an answerable question, identify a feasible study design, and develop a project plan. By signing up you are committing to attend all 3 workshop sessions, which build on one another.

Navigating Remote Learning: Developing Online Curricula and Overcoming Barriers with Shared Expertise

McKenzie Hollon, MD; Julie Williamson, DO; Sona Arora, MD; Susan Smith, MD; Sonia Matthews

Learn to develop effective online curricula and engage and evaluate learners in remote learning.

Giving Effective Feedback

Sara Raiser, MD, Regan Royer, MD (University of Virginia), Justin Weppner, DO (University of Virginia)

This interactive workshop will teach the essentials of giving effective feedback.

LTBBT Dates for the Remainder of January

Please see the remainder of the Learning to be Better Teachers workshops throughout the month of January.


January 13: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Holly Gooding, MD

Participants will work collaboratively to learn to create teaching exercises consistent with evidence from the cognitive and social sciences.

January 14: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Zooming in on the Virtual Learning: Best Strategies for Engaging Learners 

Yelena Burklin, MD and Sarah Varghese, MD

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Analyze which interactive virtual activities are available using the Zoom platform,
• Evaluate the most applicable digital teaching options that can be applied to a given cohort of learners
• Create your own virtual session template

January 21: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Mobile Interface Scavenger Hunt

Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD and Emily Pinto Taylor, MD

This workshop will show you how to create mobile learning using scavenger hunt applications.

January 21: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

CLASS FULL: Fundamentals of Educational Scholarship Series (2)

Linda Lewin, MD and others

Part 2 of 3. This workshop is designed to help you get started with educational scholarship by learning to articulate an answerable question, identify a feasible study design, and develop a project plan. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Educational Scholarship Series part 1.

January 25: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Introduction to Instructional Design

Munish Luthra, MD, FCCP and Delores Llyod, RN, BMTCN 

Instructional Design is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs by integrating learning theories, content expertise and technology. This workshop is designed to introduce learners to instructional designs with special emphasis on 'Gagne’s nine levels of instruction'.

January 27: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Engage! Strategies to Promote Active Learning

Devon Greene, MD and Jamika Hallman-Cooper, MD

This workshop will help you to apply theories of adult learning when designing and planning educational sessions, describe techniques to promote audience engagement during educational sessions, and develop plans for active learning appropriate to their group of learners and teaching environment.

January 28: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Teaching Social Justice Advocacy to Learners Utilizing a Universal Design for Learning Lens

Erica D. Marshall Lee, PhD and Ulemu Luhanga, MSc, MEd, PhD

This session will introduce strategies to teach social justice advocacy (SJA) to learners utilizing enhanced teaching and learning modalities following Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines. By the end of the session, participants will be able to (1) define social justice advocacy, (2) apply UDL guidelines to teaching scenarios, and (3) outline strategies to increase learners' SJA attitudes and behaviors.

January 28: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

CLASS FULL: Fundamentals of Educational Scholarship Series (3)

Linda Lewin, MD and others

Part 3 of 3. This workshop is designed to help you get started with educational scholarship by learning to articulate an answerable question, identify a feasible study design, and develop a project plan. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Educational Scholarship Series part 1 and 2.