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Speed Learning 3: Increasing Students’ Engagement in Chemistry Classroom; Developing a Molecular Lab in the Classroom; When Art Meets Science: Implementation of the Blood Morphology Cinema Work Groups

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Usha Chatterjee, Kate Uhteg, Virginia Hughes and Paula Melancon
This session includes 3 15 min. presentations:
Increasing Students’ Engagement in Chemistry Classroom: This session will focus on pedagogical approaches that can be utilized to increase students’ engagement in chemistry classrooms. The presentation will focus on the methods to teach chemistry automation. Emphasis will also be placed on the ways to deliver content-heavy topics and keeping students engaged.
Developing a Molecular Lab in the Classroom: Roadblocks, Solutions, and What's Really Necessary?: This presentation will focus on the fundamental skills and knowledge students need to be prepared for a career in a molecular laboratory, as well as common roadblocks to teaching molecular diagnostics in the classroom setting. It will also suggest solutions that can be tailored for individual programs.
When Art Meets Science: Implementation of the Blood Morphology Cinema Work Groups: MLS students in the Hematology II Laboratory course at the University of Delaware were organized into groups of two to create videos depicting blood morphology using Wright-stained smears and a triocular microscope with camera. Assessment included group presentations, correlating morphology with disease, and correlation coefficient statistics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.Identify the various pedagogical strategies to increase students’ engagement in clinical chemistry classroom.
Utilize H5P platform to teach automation and increase student engagement in class.
Describe ways to deliver content heavy subjects and keep students engaged.
2.Describe common roadblocks to teaching molecular diagnostics in the classroom setting.
Identify the basic knowledge and skills students need to be prepared to work in a molecular laboratory.
Summarize different ways to effectively teach molecular diagnostics in the classroom.
3.Describe how a student group activity involving digital media can effect proficiency in morphological identification of hematological disease.
Discuss how time management can be optimized to accommodate group projects in a student hematology laboratory course.
Identify optimal camera settings for creating videos at 1000x magnification.


CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION 
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.