The resources included on this page will help you to add new teaching strategies to your educational activity. These strategies encourage active participation by your learners, which will help them better retain, comprehend, and apply what you teach.
If you are presenting at the AAAAI Annual Meeting your session may be designed to use one of these teaching strategies. However, these can be used in most education activities with appropriate planning. They include:
- Audience Response System: Audience polling devices are an easy way to let participants express their views in a large session but require careful planning to make optimal use of the technology. This document outlines best practices for the use ARS systems, including the creation of polling questions.
- The Flipped Classroom: The Flipped Classroom approach asks participants to do their homework before attending the event. Rather than having a lecturer deliver key concepts they cover these ahead of time through reading or multimedia materials. In this way the live event can be used to analyze the information, answer questions, and practice applying it.
- The "Car Talk" Debate: Instead of a standard debate of opposing sides, this format asks two thought leaders to share their perspectives on questions posed by the audience.
- Moderator Worksheet: Designed for use at the AAAAI Annual Meeting, this form can help anyone facilitating an education event to effectively prepare to lead a live education program.
- Explanation of Session Formats: This document describes the various session formats used in the AAAAI Annual Meeting and can help to inform the planning of other educational events as well.
We encourage you to review the resources included here and to make use of them in the activities you lead. Also, the AAAAI Office of Medical Education has produced an recorded presentation that covers these strategies and other elements of adult education theory that you can apply to your teaching. Click here to access the presentation.
If you have questions about any of these options contact the AAAAI Education Staff at (414) 272-6071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.