Essentials of Teaching and Assessment Course

September 17-18, 2020

A two-day, intensive course to introduce participants to the pedagogy, strategies, and resources for effective teaching and assessment, including in the virtual environment. This event is open to all UVM College of Medicine faculty. This course is designed especially for faculty, residents, fellows, graduate students, and postdocs who are new to teaching.

This course will be offered online via Zoom for approximately two half-days (afternoon of 9/17 and morning of 9/18). Participants will be sent Zoom login information for sessions one week before the event.

Click here to download the Agenda (PDF)

2020 Essentials of Teaching and Assessment Resources

Teaching in the Virtual Environment Resources

Pre-learning: Cognitive Load Theory and its application in the classroom (PDF)


Objective Driven Teaching Resources 

Taxonomy verbs (Word doc)

USMLE topics (Word doc)

Objective Driven Teaching worksheet (Word doc)

Creating a Positive Learning Environment Resources

1. If you have either seen our curriculum before or have very limited time, please watch this 8 minute film.  Please focus on whether or not you think there is student mistreatment in each of the 4 (interwoven) scenarios.  We will be discussing these scenarios on Friday. Scenarios were scripted based on LCOM student experiences collected from focus groups.

Film #1 Perspective of learners (8 min), Password: UVMFilms 

2. If you are new to the topic of learner mistreatment and to our curriculum, please review the module posted here (30 minutes), which has the above film embedded within:

User Name:  psychmod

Password:  UVMmodules@#

Writing Inclusive Cases Resources

Race and Culture Guide for Editors of Teaching Cases (PDF)

Addressing Race, Culture, and Structural Inequality in Medical Education (PDF)


Time  Session
Thursday, September 17 
 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Kathryn Huggett, PhD

Teaching in a Virtual Environment
Jesse Moore, MD

 2:15 - 3:30 PMBreakout Block 1: Select one session
AObjective Driven Teaching
Bridget Marroquin, MD; Emily Stebbins, MD
BFeedback Essentials
Richard Bounds, MD; Sarah Schlein, MD
3:45 - 4:45 PMBreakout Block 2: Select one session
APatient Centered Teaching
Karin Gray, MD; Lewis First, MD
BSmall Group Facilitating
Stephen Berns, MD; Martha Seagrave, RN, PA
Friday, September 18 
8:00 - 9:00 AMCreating a Positive Learning Environment
Judith Lewis, MD; Nathalie Feldman, MD
9:15 - 10:30 AMBreakout Block 3: Select one session
AHow to Provide Meaningful Evaluations
Melissa Davidson, MD; Elise Everett, MD
BPatient Centered Teaching
Karin Gray, MD; Lewis First, MD
 10:45 - 12:00 PMBreakout Block 4: Select one session
ASmall Group Facilitating
Stephen Berns, MD; Martha Seagrave, RN, PA
BWriting Inclusive Cases
Karen Lounsbury, PhD; Deborah Cook, MD

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