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Upcoming Activity Spotlight

Jun 15, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, learning

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We have some great activities planned upcoming. Most activities are still virtual learning with blended learning options. We have some IN PERSON activities coming up this Fall. See below some upcoming programs we've highlighted...and be sure to check out our Course Catalog to view all of the activities.

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The Wait is Over - Dental Mountain Meeting is BACK and IN PERSON!

May 27, 2021 12:30:35 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in learning, Dentistry

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You're Invited to Attend the 26th Annual Dental Mountain Meeting which will be held at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn located in Asheville, NC October 29th - 31st from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

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Northwest AHEC's Shift from Classroom to Virtual Focus of TICE 2021 Future of Learning Session

May 13, 2021 9:02:48 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, learning, training, virtual

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The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) was held online on April 27-29, Andrew L. Brewer, MS, Instructional Technologist for Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), presented Pandemic Pivot: Shift from Classroom to Virtual. Andrew also hosted a roundtable discussion session on the future of online learning and development. 

TICE was attended by training professionals from all over the world. For the first time in the history of this long running program it was available online everywhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the topic of virtual learning was especially timely. 

With the experience of NWAHEC’s shift to online delivery, Andrew was able to use a case study to share the methodologies and lessons learned as NWAHEC tackled the challenges presented by the sudden necessity of virtual learning. 

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Enduring Material Now Available - 2021 NC Annual STD Update

Apr 16, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in learning, STD Update, STIs, Enduring

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Recorded sessions from the March 31, 2021 Annual STD Update are now available online! Stay up-to-date on information with prevention, management and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Pandemic Pivot:  TICE Session on our move to virtual.

Apr 9, 2021 1:03:24 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Webinar, COVID-19, telehealth, engagement, technology, teaching, learning, instruction, interaction, training, virtual

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This is a tale of business continuity and how necessity accelerated virtual adoption.
 
We are a seasoned education delivery operation servicing healthcare Continuing Professional Development. Our learners get their licensure requirements met through their participation in our activities.
 
Before the pandemic our activities were over 95% classroom, face to face, and in-person. Now we are 100% virtual.
 
So gather around for my Pandemic Pivot session at TICE 2021 and let me tell you how we adapted to the new landscape for teaching and learning.  
 
Hope to "see" you there!
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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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Healthcare Demystified on our Podcast

Mar 2, 2021 12:44:41 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Primary Care, Keeping Kids Well, technology, learning, interaction, Wellness, public health, food insecurity, Healthcare Insights, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, community, family medicine

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One of my favorite things to do it sit, listen, and talk with interesting people. For almost two years now I have had the pleasure of sitting down with some beautiful humans and recording these conversations for our Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast https://soundcloud.com/nwahecwebmaster

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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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Supporting Your Journey as a Lifelong Learner

Jan 29, 2021 12:33:09 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in curriculum, teaching, learning, training, virtual

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Mapping the customer journey is an important strategic exercise most businesses do at some point. Our customers, or Learners as we in the AHEC say, have a motivation or desire to learn more to stay current, comply with licensure requirements, and be an active lifelong learner. I’d like to share what goes into our workflow when we think of our learners through their journey in continuing professional development with Northwest AHEC.

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