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Virtually Challenged Teaching and Learning

Mar 9, 2021 4:21:09 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Insider, Webinar, Educator, engagement, technology, curriculum, teaching, learning, interaction, training, virtual

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Almost a year into the pandemic we’ve transitioned most of our teaching and learning into completely virtual activities. By now most of us have participated in some live online activity by connecting with others via technology services such as ZOOM or Webex. For the most part, this modality seems to be delivering effective instruction in an accessible and convenient way, and literally meeting learners where they are via broadband Internet.

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Curiosity, Unlimited Memory, and the PIC Method

Feb 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Educator, engagement, learning, training, memory

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I was on the Cybex elliptical for some early morning cardio listening to the QuickRead Podcast summarizing the book Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley. Here I heard of the PIC method to increase the ability to store long term memory. The PIC method of learning is thinking about your Purpose, Interest, and Curiosity about the topic at hand. No matter the modality of a learning activity, we must ask ourselves what is our purpose for participating, why are we interested, and how can we enhance our curiosity towards the subject matter. Approaching a learning activity this way helps you dial in your concentration and helps you create long term memory to retain new information, clinical pearls, and life lessons.

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Northwest AHEC Supports Lifelong Learning!

Feb 5, 2021 9:04:36 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Educator, engagement, technology, curriculum, teaching, learning, instruction, training

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is one of our main service areas at Northwest AHEC. We provide a myriad of learning activities throughout the year for all healthcare disciplines. Many who attend these activities are doing so to earn continuing education credits that keep licensure requirements current. While it is important, earning CE credits doesn't need to be the only motivating factor. So why not create a new path to enhance your career and earning potential by discovering new ways to expand your knowledge as a lifelong learner?

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Join Us For The Spring 2021 North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program

Dec 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Educator

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Three Webinars: One and One Half Days Each
February 23-24, April 7-8, and May 20-21
Plus two clinical days to be scheduled

This course targets health care professionals who work with breastfeeding mothers, and offers necessary knowledge and skills for providing basic breastfeeding management and support. These skills focus on basic prenatal and postpartum counseling, and the management of common concerns and clinical problems.
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