Nevada State College professor selected to speak at 15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute - Nevada State College
03.15.11 | Campus News

Nevada State College professor selected to speak at 15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute

Kathryn Damm, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Nevada State College, will be a featured speaker at next month’s15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute in Ontario, Calif., discussing how to use technology to engage students.
The 15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute seeks to provide 90 educators in California with creative teaching strategies, including utilizing technology and multimedia in the classroom, to enhance the learning experience in health occupation programs.
Her seminars at the healthcare educator conference on April 18 will focus on how best to utilize technology to create a student-centered classroom and increase student engagement.
Selected for her award-winning experience in promoting innovative teaching techniques, Damm utilizes technology at Nevada State College to relate material to students real lives and encourage them to think critically and independently.
Since its inception, Nevada State College and professors like Damm have been at the forefront of incorporating technology into the educational experience.
I am proud to have this opportunity to share with other educators some of the technology-based strategies we are using at Nevada State College to engage students, said Damm.
Damm received her bachelor of arts degree in human development, bachelor of science degree in psychology, and doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She joined the faculty of Nevada State College in 2008 and has taught a range of courses in the psychology department. Recently, she participated in the Teaching Fellows Institute, a Blackboard Catalyst award winning program designed to use technology to advance excellence in teaching and student service. This summer, she will serve as the facilitator leading the Teaching Fellows Institute for other faculty fellows at Nevada State College.

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