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Thursday, 7/27
Agenda Time Location
Registration 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM 2nd Floor Foyer
Pre-Session ATI Training

Description
This session will focus on ATI Website Navigation, Reporting, Focused Review and the Custom Assessment Builder. Educators will walk away with a deeper understanding of the resources available to them and how best to utilize them with their students.
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Grand Ballroom
Welcome Message 1:00 – 1:15 PM Grand Ballroom
Keynote – The Nursing Academic-Practice Gap: Who Can and Will Narrow the Gap?, Presented by Dr. Patty Knecht, PhD RN ANEF 1:15 – 2:30 PM Grand Ballroom
Break 2:30 – 2:45 PM
Overview of the Components of a Curriculum
Objectives

  • Describe the various components of a curriculum
  • Analyze how internal consistency is developed and the negative effect of content drift
  • Differentiate between traditional and concept-based curricula and the inherent tenets of each type
  • Critique a sample curriculum identifying its core components and the existence or lack of internal consistency

2:45 – 4:15 PM Grand Ballroom
Friday, 7/28
Agenda Time Location
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 AM Seville Ballroom
Creating Active Learning Environments
Objectives

  • Examine the role and competencies of a scholarly teacher based on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and co-creation of norms.
  • Explore significant learner-centered strategies designed to engage a variety of learning styles.
  • Engage in discussion with faculty on how to create learning opportunities to promote sound clinical judgment in students.
  • Examine assessment techniques that measure student acquisition of knowledge during learning sessions.
  • Identify challenges to implementing active learning strategies and ways to overcome them to engage learners.

8:30 – 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom
Break 10:00 – 10:15 AM Grand Ballroom
BREAK-OUT ACTIVITY:
Creating Lesson Plans that Support Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom

Objectives
  • Create learning activities for the classroom setting that support the development of clinical judgement

10:15 –  10:45 AM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Creating Active Learning Environments: Clinical Laboratory

Objectives
  • Explore a variety of learning activities for the clinical setting
  • Engage in discussion with faculty on how to create learning opportunities in the clinical setting that support deep learning.

10:45  – 11:15 AM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
BREAK-OUT ACTIVITY:
Creating Lesson Plans that Support Active Learning Strategies for the Clinical Laboratory
Objectives

  • Create learning activities for the clinical laboratory setting that support the development of clinical judgment

11:15 AM – 11:45 PM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Break Out Activity Debrief 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Lunch 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seville Ballroom
Item Writing: Part 1
Objectives

  • Identify components necessary in the construction of NCLEX®- style test items
  • Develop skill in relation to writing NCLEX® -style items
  • Describe common item writing errors
  • Practice using the item writing decision tree to revise test items

1:00 – 2:30 PM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Break & Snack 2:30 – 2:45 PM Grand Ballroom Foyer
Item Writing: Part 2
Objectives

  • Explore current alternate format test items used on the NCLEX®
  • Discuss ways to increase complexity of items to assess nursing knowledge
  • Identify priority setting frameworks used in developing NCLEX®- style test item
  • Practice converting knowledge level test items to application level test items.

2:45 – 4:15 PM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Break-Out Activity: Item Development Activity
Objectives

  • Develop 2 test items that assess learning proposed in Lesson Plan developed.

4:15 – 4:45 PM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Saturday, 7/29
Agenda Time Location
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 AM Seville Ballroom
Test Blueprinting
Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of using test blueprinting
  • List the steps in the test blueprinting development process
  • Explain how to establish the specifications for outcomes at the course and program levels
  • Develop a mock course blueprint

8:30 – 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom
Break 10:00 – 10:15 AM Grand Ballroom Foyer
Item Analysis
Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the difference between item difficulty and item discrimination
  • Describe desired values for item difficulty and item discrimination
  • Analyze the relationship between positive and negative point biserials on both the key and distractors
  • Analyze sample items and determine need to revise key or distractors based on item statistics

10:15 – 11:45 AM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Lunch 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Seville Ballroom
Summative Active Learning / Item Development Demonstration:
Group Presentations
Objectives

  • Share an active learning strategy designed to engage a variety of learning styles and receive feedback from peers
  • Develop NCLEX ®-style item(s) and receive feedback from peers

12:45 – 2 PM Breakout Groups: Union Hill, Roanoke, Rockhill and Grand Ballroom
Break & Snack 2 – 2:15 PM Grand Ballroom Foyer
Simulated Class Session Presentations
Objectives

  • Observe active learning strategies designed to engage a variety of learning styles and provide feedback to colleagues

2:15 – 3:15 PM Grand Ballroom
Closing Remarks 3:15 – 3:30 PM Grand Ballroom