Instructor Training Seminars

Our Instructor Training Seminars cover all components of healthcare simulation instruction and will enhance your understanding of curriculum design, adult learning principles, assessment strategies, debriefing, procedural learning, and more.

All healthcare professionals who have used or plan to use simulation in their instruction are encouraged to attend. These sessions may be taken individually or as a series. For maximum benefit, we encourage participants to sign up for the series and complete them in sequence.

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IT-1 Clinicians as Learners

Overview: In this session, we will explore the concepts of experiential and reflective learning as they apply in the health professions. Participants will gain an understanding of how these apply for learners and educators, and apply adult learning principles to simulation-based learning. This is the foundations course for other instructor training courses.

Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-2 Instructional Design for Simulation

Overview: Outcomes driven instructional design is now the standard of practice for curriculum design. Participants will explore how this approach applies to the design of simulation-based learning activities. Specific attention to designing learning objectives and intended behavioral outcomes will round out the discussion of curricular design.

Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-3 Assessment Basics in Simulation

Overview: Differentiating and appropriately implementing various assessment strategies is an important part of any instructional session. This session focuses on formative and summative assessment strategies, and the creation of safe learning environments to promote learning. There will be an introduction of assessment approaches for each of the learning domains: Cognitive, Psychomotor, and Affective

Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-4 Introduction to Debriefing for Facilitators

Overview: Participants will review adult learning best-practices, and consider three basic approaches to debriefing. At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the facilitators and barriers to meaningful learning in simulation in the context of case studies. While there will be opportunities to practice each approach, further mentorship with feedback is highly encouraged prior to engaging high stakes contexts alone.

Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-5 Maximizing Skills and Procedural Training

Overview: The psychomotor or skills learning domain is one of the three main learning domains in simulation-based learning in the health professions. This session reviews the theoretical and practical aspects that underpin the best practices in managing skills and procedural learning. Effective use of feedback in this context will be discussed.

Level: Beginners and refreshers

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