Chats with the AVTE

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Sneak Peek Fireside Chat
October 9, 2020 - Infusing Fear Free and Low Stress Handling Techniques in a Veterinary Technology Program

Speaker:
Ginny Price, St. Petersburg College

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Sneak Peek Fireside Chat
October 1, 2020 - After the Credentials: The Future of Technician Post-Graduate Education

Speaker:
Dr. Annika VanNoy, IGNITE Global Vet Learning Community

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Sneak Peek Fireside Chat
September 29, 2020 - Involving Technology Students in Community Veterinary Clinics: A Service Learning Approach

Speaker:
Elizabeth Thompson, Lincoln Memorial University

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Fireside Chat
September 17, 2020 - Cultivating Culture Today for Tomorrow's Technicians

Speaker:
Chris Henning, Hippo Manager

As the veterinary technician profession demands and gains more well-deserved recognition, we have an opportunity to set students up to be high performing team-members. Not only do we need to teach them functional skills, we need to prepare them to be the center of care and culture in their practices. In other words, we need to prepare them to be leaders.

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Sneak Peak Fireside Chat
September 10, 2020 - Dialogic Teaching Harnesses the Power of Talk

Speaker: 
Beth Anne, VTNE Review Group

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Sneak Peak Fireside Chat
September 3, 2020 Vision to Action: Integrating a Healthy Career and Life

Speaker: 
Rebecca Rose, CATALYST Veterinary Professional Coaches, LLC

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Fireside Chat
July 28, 2020 - A Panel of Vet Tech Graduates

Speakers:
Amanda Schwarzwalder, RVT, KPA, CTP, VTS (Behavior)
Shell Keith, LVT
Tyler Grogan, CVT, RVT
Angela Elia, LVT

Moderated By:
Dr. Andy Roark
Sam Geiling, RVT

Join us for a discussion with vet tech grads about their vet tech program experiences. What they learned, what they wish they would’ve learned, and advice they would give themselves when they were just starting out.

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Fireside Chat
July 21, 2020- Reflection: Valuable Lessons Learned

Speakers:
Laurie Lobdell, Parkland College
Jamie Morgan, Pima Medical Institute

Reflection is an integral part of the learning process for students. We will discuss strategies for adding reflection to assignments and assessments in veterinary technology. We will give examples of how reflection has taught us some very valuable lessons during this recent transition to the online format.

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Fireside Chat
June 23, 2020 - Flip, Don't Flop in Online and In-Person Teaching

Speakers:
Dr. Sabrina Timperman, Mercy College
Dr. Amanda Colon, Mercy College

The flipped classroom approach has been around now for several years and some faculty embrace and swear by its effectiveness, while others are doubtful.  Examples of how the flipped classroom model has been successfully implemented will be highlighted and the presenters will teach you the ins and the outs of structuring your own flipped experience, regardless if it is in person on online. Do not be afraid of the flip, we will make sure you know how to keep it from becoming a flop.

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Fireside Chat
June 16, 2020 - Mindset and Hope

Speaker:
Dr. Jim Hurrell, Penn Foster College

In these challenging times that we live in, having the right mindset for our students is critical! We as educators will impact our students’ lives forever! Let’s talk about this MINDSET!

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Fireside Chat
June 9, 2020 - Learn to Play, Play to Learn

Speaker:
Keren Allen, Baker College

This will focus on ways to get students engaged and learning in the classroom with fun activities.  Keren will share ideas and things she has used that facilitate student engagement.

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Fireside Chat
May 26, 2020 - Effective Preparation for the VTNE Licensure Exam

Speaker:
Dr. Steven I. McLaughlin, Zuku Review

The Veterinary Technician's National Exam (VTNE) is a challenge: students struggle to pass and teachers struggle to help them to prepare effectively. In this session, we will apply retrieval practice and strategic test-taking techniques using the VTNE format topics for specific examples.  We'll cover simple tools to help your students gain confidence and become more effective test takers for the VTNE and beyond. 

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Fireside Chat
May 19, 2020 - Coping Strategies for Working From Home

Speaker:
Jennifer Serling, Pima Institute Veterinary Technology - Tucson Campus

Moderated By:
Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College - Distance Education Program

Join us for a lighthearted but helpful discussion on ways to deal with the seemingly forever prospect of working from home.  Feel free to bring your own ideas to share and collaborate with fellow educators.

Virtual Town Hall
May 14, 2020
 - Adapting Courses to Online Formats

Panelists:
Josh Clark, Purdue University - College of Veterinary Medicine
Markiva Contris, Pierce College Veterinary Technology Department
Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College - Distance Education Program
Allan Zahara, Consultant - Distance Education

Moderated By:
Jennifer Serling, Pima Institute Veterinary Technology - Tucson Campus

The conversation will speak to effective communication practices in the online format as well as how to engage students online with interactive assignments while holding them to the high standards of the profession. Skill documentation will also be addressed.