Metacognition, Cognitive Science, and Using Your Textbook Effectively 2016

How should you really read a textbook? The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate evidence-based practices for effective textbook usage. Focusing on key findings within cognitive science research, you will learn how various techniques and strategies can be used to engage students and enhance learning. This talk will unify several educational psychology topics to show how textbooks should be used to get the most out of them.

Using Your Textbook Effectively 2016 – PowerPoint document

Synapse! 2016

“More Than you Bargained For: RAAS and the Transcending Role of ACE Inhibitors” is an auto-advancing 5-minute presentation done in the style of a Dr. Seuss rhyme. It was given at the 2016 Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the presentation was “You thought you knew X, but really…”. So, my Synapse topic was You thought you knew the relationship between the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for the treatment of hypertension, but really, the role of ACE inhibitors transcends their ability to lower blood pressure.

Synapse! 2016 – download .zip archive of files: Audio PowerPoint talk and Slides Script

Higher Education Talk 2014

It is not enough to be a content expert anymore. Science instructors also need to be cognizant of what’s happening in higher education in general – from legislation to the job market. I have “hit the books” to research educational trends, identify various information delivery methods, and examine societal expectations about the goals of a college education. After delving into the literature and mining the government’s website, I gained an understanding of the influences currently affecting the undergraduate world. This talk highlights my findings on higher education and describes how these findings can be applied to teaching science in 2014.

Higher Education Talk 2014 – PowerPoint document