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EdVenture Details

EdVenture is the College of Medicine’s annual celebration of teaching and learning.

Edventure 2022: Thursday, April 21

Theme: “From Remediation to Redemption: Evidence-Based Strategies for Struggling Learners”

Abstracts are now being accepted for EdVenture. See submission details below. Also see detailed rubrics below, adapted from Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and Hess, George, Kathryn Tosney and Leon Liegel 2014. “Creating Effective Workshop Presentations,” North Carolina State University.

EdVenture is funded through a generous gift from the estate of Grace Woodward, a longtime friend of Penn State.

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EdVenture Submission Details

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The Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education is seeking proposals for workshops and posters for its annual celebration of teaching and learning, EdVenture, which will next take place April 21, 2022.

Each year, EdVenture is the largest gathering of the Penn State College of Medicine’s educational community – all disciplines and departments are welcome to apply, attend and celebrate.

Posters and hour-length workshops can focus on the following topics:

  • Learning in the virtual environment
  • Innovative teaching and assessment techniques
  • Ideas for active and engaging learning experiences
  • Interprofessional education
  • Reflective practices
  • Effective uses of technology in teaching and learning

Accepted posters are considered peer-reviewed scholarship presentations and can be included on a CV and promotion dossier.

Accepted workshops will be part of the Wednesday Workshop series.


Proposal submissions are due 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31, 2022, and will be peer-reviewed by the Woodward Center EdVenture Planning Committee. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by email no later than Feb. 18, 2022.

Submission requirements

Proposal submissions must include:

  • For workshops: Title, description, session outline/activities, session timeline, learning objectives
  • For educational research posters: Title and abstract that includes the following sections: purpose; research design and method; results; conclusions
  • For educational innovation posters: Title and abstract that includes the following sections: purpose; instructional methods and materials; outcomes; innovation’s strengths and limitations

This year, poster presenters will be asked to do a live three-minute presentation of their poster, with the goal of increasing interaction and encouraging attendees to ask questions.

Submit a Proposal

Poster Rubric: Educational Research Expand answer
Poster Rubric: Educational Innovation Expand answer
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