Anatomy & Physiology Webinars
Pearson’s Anatomy & Physiology webinars offer professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about the sessions below, and read about the speakers on our Life Sciences page.
Educators who participate in a live webinar will have the opportunity to earn Acclaim professional development badges. For select webinars, Acclaim badges are available for participants who satisfactorily complete a webinar. Learn more about digital badges.
The Art of Teaching A&P: Improving Visual Literacy to Increase Learning
Research shows that images can promote deeper learning. However, research also shows that students underutilize images presented in their textbooks or in class. They undervalue the artwork, or they simply don’t understand it, which all translates into lost learning opportunities. What challenges do our students face when studying from images? Why are some images more effective than others? In this session, we will explore these questions and examine ways to effectively incorporate images in our classes to promote visual literacy and increase learning.
The One-Semester A&P Student: Overcoming the Challenge of Being Underprepared
The majority of one-semester A&P students are underprepared, and A&P will be the first college-level science class for many of these students. Study skills are often lacking. How do we prepare this student population to learn new vocabulary, understand tough A&P topics, and link concepts between systems all without sacrificing the material? Dr. Suzanne Keller has taught the one-semester A&P course for eight years and will share how she tackles these challenges. Attendees will leave with new ideas to implement in their own classrooms.
Let’s Get Visual: Strategies for Using Art Effectively in the Classroom
Anatomy & physiology textbooks include hundreds of examples of beautifully detailed, pedagogically sound art. However, research shows that students don’t always use the art effectively when it comes to learning A&P. Join Dr. Kevin Petti as he shares strategies instructors can implement to help ensure that students really look at the art, as well as comprehend and better navigate the most complicated pieces. He’ll share several ideas for helping students learn the toughest topics in A&P.
The Active Classroom
In this session we will explore ways to encourage ways to promote a more active environment in your classroom. We will examine methods for encouraging discussion of critical topics as well as developing team-based activities.
Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices with Learning Catalytics™
In this session, Professor Austin will describe how encouraging the use of Learning Catalytics on mobile devices can revolutionize student participation as well as team-based learning in your classroom.
To make this session as interactive as possible please plan on having a second device (ie smart phone or tablet) available during the webinar!
Draw to Learn in the Anatomy Laboratory
In this webinar, Professor Michael G. Wood will share strategies for incorporating drawing in the A&P lab as a way to engage students in the learning process and promote a deeper understanding of anatomical structures and physiological processes. No artistic abilities required!
Enhance or Flip Your Classroom with Learning Catalytics
Professor Terry Austin, Temple College
In this webinar, we will get hands on and use Learning Catalytics™ with Professor Terry Austin from Temple College. Professor Austin will share examples and results from using Learning Catalytics in his A&P class and lab. With Learning Catalytics, educators can assess students in real time using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding; understand immediately where students are and adjust lessons accordingly; improve students’ critical-thinking skills; access rich analytics to understand student performance; add questions to make Learning Catalytics fit the course exactly; and manage student peer interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.
Help Students Prepare for Human Anatomy Lecture and Lab Using MasteringA&P
Professor Ruth Heisler, University of Colorado – Boulder
In this webinar, Ruth Heisler will share strategies for using MasteringA&P™ assignments to help students prepare for Human Anatomy lecture and lab and apply critical thinking skills.
Preparing Students for A&P with MyReadinessTest
Dr. Shawn Macauley, Muskegon Community College
This webinar will introduce participants to MyReadinessTest™, a powerful online system designed to assess pre-A&P students’ proficiency in the foundational concepts needed for success in human anatomy and physiology courses and efficiently remediate gaps in targeted topics. Dr. Shawn Macauley from Muskegon Community College will show how he uses MyReadinessTest and MasteringA&P in his course to increase student success, and will also present results from his recent efficacy study.