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EdVenture Details

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

Please join us Thursday, April 25, 2024, at EdVenture, the College of Medicine’s annual celebration of teaching and learning!

All sessions held via Zoom.

Register for EdVenture here

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

At this year’s event, we welcome Katherine Wisener, associate director of faculty development at The University of British Columbia, to explore the role of teaching incentives in the health professions.

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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 the EdVenture celebration. Workshops will be offered virtually in the weeks and months leading up to and following the celebration.  Posters will be presented virtually as well.

We want to hear about learning and teaching in your setting. Posters and hour-length workshops can focus on the following topics:

  • Innovative teaching and assessment techniques
  • Ideas for active and engaging learning experiences
  • Inter-professional education
  • Faculty development around education
  • Teaching around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Effective uses of technology in teaching and learning
  • Innovations in teaching and learning that resulted from the pandemic

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

Proposal submissions are due Jan. 31, 2024, by 11:59 p.m., and will be peer reviewed by the Woodward Center’s EdVenture Planning Committee. We will notify applicants of the committee’s decision by email no later than Feb. 16, 2024. By submitting a proposal, you and any co-presenters agree to be available to present on or around April 25, 2024. Please use the link below or the attached call to submit your work, and to view the rubrics that will be used to score submissions.

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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For Details

With questions or for additional information, email