August 29, 2017By Lance Baily

FREE October 6th VOSAIC Meeting Provides Simulation Research Updates and Opportunities

When: Friday, October 6, 2017 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The University of Maryland,
College of Education College Park, Maryland
Cost: Free

Another simulation event for October: The Vosaic 2017 User Conference in Maryland is fast approaching! The company team is excited at the work their speakers have to present this year, and think it will provide invaluable insight into ways that the entire suite of Vosaic products can be utilized in the classroom and in research. Their latest speaker will show us the depth she’s added to her work using iCoda.

Noa Segall, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Anesthesiology Department at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Segall is working on a collaborative project with Dr. Melanie Wright, Program Director of Patient Safety Research at Trinity Health and St. Alphonosus Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. They are studying patient telemetry monitoring and leveraging iCoda to collect data to develop comparative models of different telemetry monitoring systems.

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This year’s conference will also feature speakers Tara Kaczorowski, Ph. D. from and Rachel Miriam Vriend Croninger:

Rachel Miriam Vriend Croninger, PT Research Support (Educational Psychology) from the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at Penn State University

Presenting work from P. Karen Murphy, Ph.D, postdoctoral scholar Carla Marie Firetto and graduate students Liwei Wei, and Mengyi Li. Rachel Miriam Vriend Croninger will share her involvement in a research project to code and use those codes to improve one-on-one professional development offered to teachers they collaborate with.

Tara Kaczorowski, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education at Illinois State University

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Dr. Kaczorowski will present on her use of Vosaic Connect to encourage reflective teaching with pre-service special education students enrolled in her math methods course. Her students participate in two lesson planning/teaching experiences where they are video recorded and use Connect to review the video and find opportunities to improve their practice. Tara will also briefly describe a new faculty mentoring project using Connect that is being piloted with 15 faculty members in the special education department during the Fall 2017 semester. The faculty wanted to find an innovative way to evaluate and improve their teaching, and Connect will be a crucial tool in this new peer mentoring initiative.

Visit the VOSAIC conference page to learn more!

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