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Focus on Student Engagement

From the 2024 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (Recorded 2/24/2024)
Presented by Amy Kapanka, MS, MLS(ASCP)SC, and Christopher Swartz, PhD, MLS(ASCP)

Featuring two 30-minute presentations:
"Selfies, Scavenger Hunts, and Superheroes" or Increasing Student Engagement through Creative Learning Strategies
This session describes the benefits of integrating creativity projects into the intensive MLT and MLS curriculum. The integration of these projects to promote student engagement and motivation will be demonstrated. Students' creativity projects will be clarified and illustrated.
Escape from the Tox Lab: A Clinical Toxicology Escape Room
This presentation describes the design and implementation of a clinical toxicology escape room activity for MLS students. It will also disclose data about the impact of the activity on toxicology education and student engagement.

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

  • Identify 2 benefits of providing creative opportunities in a structured, intensive curriculum.
  • Describe the link between creative strategies and applied learning.
  • Detail 3 examples of creative learning projects that can be integrated into a current established lab science curriculum.
  • Summarize the design of escape rooms adapted for medical laboratory science education.
  • Describe the process of escape room implementation, and identify potential hurdles to success.
  • Evaluate the educational impact of the toxicology escape room, and identify changes to be incorporated into future iterations of the escape room activity.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area GEN 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.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.