Is This Real? Learn How to Create a Simulation for Your Course

This dynamic, hands-on faculty development series will provide you with the tools to plan, design and deliver simulation scenarios within the context of your course or curriculum. This workshop series is appropriate for faculty, course directors and others who are interested in integrating simulation in to their courses. Bring your syllabus, course materials and ideas for authentic simulation scenario topics.

Goals for this workshop series

  • Explore the potential of incorporating simulation into your curriculum.
  • Develop an HSC network of experts for simulation activities.

Outcomes for this workshop series

By the end of this faculty development series you will be able to:

  • explain the theory behind simulation as an educational tool.
  • design an effective simulation scenario.
  • create assessments for measuring student learning in simulation.
  • deliver a debrief using a range of debriefing strategies.

Certificate options:

  • Certificate of Attendance requirements: Attendance at all 3 workshops; Producing a rough draft of a simulation activity for your course/curriculum.
  • Certificate of Excellence requirements: Attendance at all 3 workshops; Producing a rough draft of a simulation activity for your course/curriculum; Running your simulation activity with a mentor.

Sessions are held in LIB 400 from 11:30 am 1:00 pm (lunch provided) on the following dates:

  1. Introduction to Simulation and Components – June 13, 2019
    • Objectives:
      • Define the purpose of a simulation.
      • Describe three theoretical frameworks for experiential learning and simulation.
      • State the “Basic Assumption” of simulation.
      • Describe educator and learner activities
        that create a safe learning environment during a simulation activity.

2. Building/Designing and Assessing a Simulation Activity – July 9, 2019

    • Objectives:
      • Describe the component parts needed when developing a simulation activity.
      • List three sources of existing simulation scenarios.
      • Create alignment in course objectives, simulation objectives, and simulation assessments.


3. Debriefing and Design Cases for Simulation – July 19, 2019

    • Objectives:
      • Compare and contrast three different educational strategies used during debriefing and their associated indications for use.
      • Describe three phases of debriefing.
      • Design a simulation activity for your course.

Sessions will be facilitated by faculty with extensive experience designing and implementing simulation scenarios:

Nancy Tierney, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Kim Meyer, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Myles Quiben, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS, CEEAA
Tamara Willmoth, MPAS, PA-C
Veda Womack, MBA, PA-C