Incorporating Technology into Your Teaching


Quickly, Easily, Effectively, and with Minimal or No Expense


(Optional Add-On) 

Saturday, April 27 • 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

With so many applications and devices claiming they can help educators better engage with and teach students, how do you determine which ones are right for your specific needs?  And given our busy lives and limited budgets, what is the guarantee that a technology-driven teaching device or application will run the first time and seamlessly deliver the educational benefits promised?  Most importantly, how do you find out what changes need to be incorporated into your teaching approach and curricula to accommodate these innovations and to ensure a significant return on your investment of time and money?

Led by David Roberts, MD, a dean and medical education innovator at Harvard Medical School, this special half-day program is designed to answer these questions and provide strategies to quickly, easily, and cost effectively integrate technology into your teaching for improved outcomes.   

Key Tools to Effectively Search the Literature and Organize Results

Imagine going on rounds, recalling a paper on a topic you are teaching, and sending it to your students in real time. During this session, Dr. Roberts will demonstrate—and have you practice—easy literature retrieval and delivery techniques that allow for interactive, “just-in-time” instruction for your students.

Using the most up-to-date applications and technology, you will leave this session with specific ideas, innovations, and recommendations for keeping pace with the medical literature utilizing:

  • Smart searching techniques
  • Automated searches and RSS feeds
  • Bundled journal browsers
  • Web clippers

—all of which can easily be customized to your specific interests and instantly sent to your students.

Flip, Not Flop: Practical Strategies to Ensure Your Flipped Classroom Is a Success 

In a very practical and interactive session, you will learn educational principles underlying the “flipped classroom” as well as strategies for planning, organizing, and facilitating these sessions to optimize knowledge transfer and deep understanding. Additionally, you will learn effective methods that build on preparatory video materials to optimize in-class instruction.

Creating Teaching Videos: A Practical Guide

Want to create a video but afraid to? Concerned you’re not technologically savvy? In this very practical session you will learn how to create videos that can be utilized for flipped classroom. This session will provide you with best practices based on the current literature and evidence for video creation and will review different platforms to make videos.

What to Bring:  

  • Bring your smart phone. 
  • While optional, bringing an iPad or tablet is also recommended.

Minimal Preparation Needed.  You will receive simple, initial download and setup instructions for the applications covered in this program approximately one week in advance of the session, along with contact information for assistance should you encounter any difficulties.

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Friday/Saturday Add-On Discount

Sign up for "Incorporating Technology into Your Teaching" along with one track of the Friday Add-On, "Mastering the Skills of the Modern Educator," and receive a $100 discount.  Learn more about the four available tracks of the Friday Add-On: "Successful Career Development for the Clinician-Educator"; "Taking Your Teaching to the Next Level"; "Medical Education Scholarship: From Creating a Curriculum to Publishing Your Work," and "Harnessing the Humanities in Medical Education."