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COURSE TITLE: Revitalize Your Pediatric Course: Active Learning Strategies to Implement Tomorrow, Next Term, and Next Year
COURSE DATES: This course will close March 31, 2021. ALL REGISTRANTS MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE BY MARCH 31, 2021.
The purpose of this course is to provide strategies and ideas for learning activities which educators can employ in their physical therapy curriculum. Within the modules is a brief review of the literature related to current instructional design. Examples of pediatric physical therapy course integration will set the stage for feasible changes that can be made in the classroom. Video demonstrations and active learning approaches will be used throughout the course to model refreshing techniques. This course will include low and high-tech ideas to cater to a variety of objectives, curriculums and programs. Supplemental video resources are provided to support the material presented, and ultimately enhance your teaching technique. The required article provides an evidence-based guideline for pediatric physical therapy education and may stimulate new ideas or confirm your current practice. The goal of this course is to inspire instructors to invigorate their courses in hopes of expanding student engagement to ultimately improve student learning.
Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
- describe the value of student engagement in pediatric physical therapy curriculum,
- discuss barriers to application of active learning in pediatric physical therapy curriculum,
- explore active learning strategies that can be implemented in a variety of physical therapy programs,
- reflect on at least one new active learning approach to integrate into a current pediatric physical therapy course
COURSE DESIGN: This course is designed so that participants may access the course materials and interactive forum asynchronously (at times that are convenient to his/her/their schedule) for the period of time that the course is open. The forum provides a space for course participants to engage with one another and the course instructors as they reflect on questions posed throughout the course.
- Module 1: Evidence for Active Learning: A Review of the Literature
- Module 2: Course Design: Embedding Active Learning into Your Course
- Module 3: Active Learning Strategies to Implement Tomorrow
- Module 4: Active Learning Strategies to Implement Next Term
- Module 5: Active Learning Strategies to Implement Next Year
- Participants must complete all learning activities presented in this course; learning activities may include, but are not limited to viewing video recorded presentations, completing readings, posting to the interactive course forum as required, and completing the course post-test..
- Participants must achieve a minimum score of at least 70% on the course.
CONTACT HOURS: 3.0 Contact Hours
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH: March 1, 2021
Catherine Andrea, PT, MPT, PCS, NCS
Catherine Andrea has been a clinician in various settings for 12 years throughout the United States. Although she has experience treating an array of clients, she specializes in pediatric and adult neurologic physical therapy. Catherine is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where she teaches in the pediatric, neuromuscular and acute/post-acute care courses. In 2013, Catherine earned her Board Certification as a Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and, in 2018, earned her Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She is currently working toward her Doctor of Education (EdD) degree.
Megan Flores is an Assistant Professor in the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas, where she teaches pediatric and neuromuscular classes. Megan completed a Master of Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2004 and is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She is in the process of completing her PhD dissertation, researching trunk control in young children with Down syndrome. Megan has dedicated her clinical experience to neurorehabilitation of pediatric and adult patients. She has worked in a variety of settings: acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health and hippotherapy.
COURSE SYLLABUS: REVITALIZE_2020-21_SYLLABUS(1)
In addition to this course, please visit COURSE CATALOG for the list of 2020 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Self-Paced Course Bundle options. Enrollment options include single course enrollment OR multi-course enrollment.
Registration links for the 2020 APPT Course Bundle Series for individuals currently registered as Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Members.
Registration links for the 2020 APPT Course Bundle Series for individuals not currently registered as Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Members.