The Institute of Education Excellence was held in Omaha, Nebraska, October 17 through October 20. Hosting 45 health science educators from 22 states, including Alaska attendees participated in 3 days of experiential learning experiences.
- Learning Games to Increase Student Engagement
- Behavioral Health incorporated in a health science curriculum
- Teaching Pathology in The Health Science. The teachers were in class with students from the Nebraska Health Academy. The lesson was on skin integrity and everyone learned how to suture a banana.
- Activities in a Pinch 2.0
- Recruitment and talent acquisition in the health care industry
- Enhancing the patient experience
- How we pay for healthcare services
IEE participants visited the University of Nebraska Medical Complex. we toured and talked to the staff who worked in the bio containment unit where the Ebola patients were treated during the international outbreak. The iExcel Simulation Technology Center was a mind expanding experience. Using virtual reality we were able to travel inside various body system. The visit ended in the Dale Chihuly Healing Garden in the brand new Buffett Cancer Center.
While the days were long and intense there was time in the evenings to explore Omaha’s Old Market area, walk across the bridge to Iowa and visit the Lewis and Clark museum.
Participants left renewed, filled with energy and enough teaching tips to take them through to June!
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Special thank you to our sponsors!
HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Nebraska Career Education
Nebraska Department of Education
Nebraska Corn Board
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center – High School Alliance
Metropolitan Community College – Omaha Campus
Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN)
Dr. Geoffery Talman, MD
Fusion Medical Staffing
Terri Donahue – Nebraska Career Education
Nebraska Health Science Teachers