Educators' Collaborative

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Welcome to the Educators' Collaborative

The Educators' Collaborative (EC) is an OHSU community of practice for people who are interested in education, including direct teaching, innovation, scholarship, curriculum design and mentoring. A community of practice is a group of skilled practitioners who interact regularly to learn from and with one another for the purpose of professional and personal development. Through in-person or online engagement, they create a shared understanding of purpose and develop communal resources to enhance their respective practices. (Lave & Wenger, 1991; Wenger, 1998). 

By bringing educators together to share best practices and ideas, gain new skills and learn from each other, the EC seeks to stimulate and support enhanced teaching and learning as part of career development. It is a "home" for educators outside of their respective department, clinic or lab.

We support a community of educators, promote excellence in teaching and advance innovation and educational scholarship.

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Upcoming events

Education Grand Rounds

Test Item Writing Workshop - Creating the Most Effective and Reliable Examination Questions
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12-1 p.m., OHSU Hospital 8B60
with Sarah Jacobs, M.Ed., and Pat Kenney-Moore, Ed.D., P.A.-C.
Do you struggle to write thoughtful exam questions that test students' understanding and application of the material they have learned, rather than factoids they have just memorized? Come and learn strategies to write better exam questions.

Searching Education Literature Like an Expert
Wednesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., OHSU Hospital 8B60
with Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., and Laura Zeigen, M.P.H., M.L.I.S. 
Do you want to be more efficient with your strategies when you search the journal literature on education topics? Come to this session to learn how to best frame your education question, understand which databases are the best for finding education literature, and search like a librarian.

Past Events

Education Grand Rounds

Practicing the Anti-Elevator Pitch: How to Connect with Colleagues About What Matters Most to Educators
January 3, 2018
with Niki Steckler, Ph.D.
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Multiple Wins: Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship
December 6, 2017
with Lainie Yarris, M.D., M.C.R.
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Teaching When You Have No Time: Utilizing the One-Minute Preceptor
November 1, 2017
with Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.
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A Quarter-Century of Innovation in Informatics Education at OHSU
October 4, 2017
with Bill Hersh, M.D.
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Why should an educator use social media professionally?
September 6, 2017
with Jeff Kraakevik, M.D.
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Giving a TED-style talk | Watch the video (OHSU login required)
August 10, 2017
with Rajesh Mangrulkar, M.D., Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education and associate dean for medical student education, University of Michigan Medical School

Design Studio: CV and Educator's Portfolio with Alan Hunter, M.D.
June 21, 2017
View presentation | CV template | EP template

Education Grand Rounds
June 7, 2017
Drs. Pat Kenney-Moore and Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo reprised their popular presentation from the Education Symposium "Signs & Symptoms of Student Learning Syndromes and the Approach to Their Treatment."
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Design Studio
May 31, 2017
Rebecca Tuttle, M.D., and Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., offered tips and looked at works-in-progress. 

Education Grand Rounds: The Great Presentation Debate
May 3, 2017
with Jared Austin, M.D., Jeff Kraakevik, M.D., and Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.; moderator Rebecca Tuttle, M.D.
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Journal club 
April 25, 2017

Design studio: Creating and submitting your elective course
April 26, 2017
Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D., helped attendees prepare course ideas for submission.

Education Grand Rounds: Elective courses for medical students – tips and tricks for navigating the approval process
with Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D.
April 5, 2017
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Education Grand Rounds: Curriculum development in 6 easy steps
with Tatum Korin, Ed.D.
March 1, 2017
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For EC members: Semi-annual Educators' Collaborative Summit
We welcomed new members, heard a brief "state of the EC" presentation, and provided opportunities for members to network and to make suggestions about programming, events, EC goals and structure.
January 26, 2017

Education Grand Rounds: Using social knowledge management tools to re-imagine medical and graduate education
with Glen Woodworth, M.D.
January 4, 2017
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Education Grand Rounds: Data visualization for the educator—make it engaging!
with Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.
December 7, 2016
Watch the video | View data visualization evaluation form
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Let's get real—a special offering from the Educators' Collaborative
Featuring a Critical Clinical Competencies curriculum presented by Debra Klamen, M.D., associate dean for education and curriculum, professor and chair, dept of medical education, SIU School of Medicine
October 28, 2016
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Education Grand Rounds: A snapshot of eight cool educational scholarship and innovations at OHSU
Featuring eight faculty members using a 3-slide, 5-minute format to showcase their work, and hosted by Nicole Fett, M.D., and Patty Carney, Ph.D.
November 2, 2016
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Education Grand Rounds: Five practical tips for providing feedback to any learner any time
with Tatum Korin, Ed.D., and Amy Miller Juve, Ed.D.
October 5, 2016
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Education Grand Rounds: So you think you're a great teacher? Does your educator's portfolio show it?
with Pat Eiff, M.D., and Ben Hoffman, M.D.
September 7, 2016
Watch the video | View the slides and the handouts: SoM educators' portfolio, activity grid, portfolio template (blank), portfolio template (annotated)

Education Journal Club: The Educational Attributes and Responsibilities of Effective Medical Educators
sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center and Educators' Collaborative
July 27, 2016
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Education Grand Rounds: Debunking the myths of active learning
with Sarah Jacobs, M.Ed. and Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo, Ed.D.
sponsored by the Educators' Collaborative and the Teaching and Learning Center
August 2, 2016
Watch the video
| View the handout

Education Grand Rounds: The science of learning
with Erin Bonura, M.D.
sponsored by the Educators' Collaborative
July 6, 2016
PDF of presentation

Innovations: A user-friendly guide to SIM
with Jeff Gold, M.D.
sponsored by the Educators' Collaborative
June 8, 2016

Skill Building: Make it count twice - Translating your teaching into educational scholarship
with Nicole Deiorio, M.D., and Lainie Yarris, M.D., M.C.R.
co-sponsored by Educators' Collaborative and the Featured Faculty Series/Faculty Development
May 4, 2016

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Education Journal Club: Designing spaces for the networked learning landscape
co-sponsored by the TLC and Educators' Collaborative
April 27, 2016

Educators' Collaborative Kickoff
April 27, 2016

Ph.D. education past, present and future in the School of Medicine
with Robert Duvoisin, Ph.D.
sponsored by the Featured Faculty Series/Faculty Development
March 29, 2016