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ReVITALizing your Virtual Teaching and Learning

When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom - Online,

Educators, clinicians and leaders are learning together to pivot to the ‘new normal’ of virtual teaching and learning across our systems. In this one-hour talk, we will share emerging practices in online facilitation from our experiences in virtual interprofessional education, team communication and care. Participant engagement and facilitation strategies from our VITAL (Virtual Interprofessional Teaching and Learning) Program will be discussed, including optimizing videoconferencing norms, small group breakouts, large group monitoring, real-time polling, chat box/annotation activities, team simulation videos and videoconferencing technology management. We will also discuss reflecting on your 'web-side' manner for personal and professional connections in virtual teaching, learning and care.

Guest speaker: 

Dean Lising

Dean Lising, PT, BSc(PT), BSc, MHSc(Health Admin), is the team-based practice and education lead at the Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE), University of Toronto (UT) at University Health Network. Dean leads IPE curriculum, professional and faculty development programs locally and internationally and is the co-creator of the BOOST! and VITAL programs, adapting IPE and care teaching strategies into virtual formats. As co-chair of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) Practice Interprofessional Care Working Group, Dean has led the advancement of interprofessional competencies, organizational and team tools across clinical teams, organizations and networks. Dean is faculty for Ontario’s Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) Foundation programs, co-authored published team dynamics research in international quality and safety literature. He has recently collaborated with the Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Branch to deliver teamwork and virtual care education to mental health leaders, providers and teams. Dean continues to work as a physiotherapist with 20 years of experience in inpatient, critical care, emergency and community clinic settings.

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This event is open only to Sunnybrook staff, physicians and learners.

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