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Ready for a PLC? Exploring the Culture of Change in Dental Schools

Description

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is defined as a group of people sharing a common interest in a learning-oriented and growth-promoting way. In the educational environment, PLCs are single units where faculty, staff and administrators continuously seek and share experiences to enhance student learning. However, there are four common barriers to the effective development of local PLCs:

  • Establishing a collaborative culture.
  • Developing a shared vision.
  • Providing supportive leadership.
  • Ensuring faculty protected time.
This webinar will provide an overview of PLCs, discuss the common barriers to their implementation and introduce methods to help address those barriers. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss characteristics and processes used to create and develop effective PLCs.
  2. Examine four key barriers to PLC success.
  3. Analyze the steps designed to address the four barriers
CE Information:

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by May 22, 2021. After fully completing the evaluation, webinar participants can immediately print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 0.5 continuing education credit.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.


Contributors

  • Marcia Ditmyer, M.B.A., M.S., MCHES, Ph.D.,

    Dr. Ditmyer, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Instruction and Emerita Associate Professor in Residence, has more than 30 years’ experience as a health care professional with more than a decade in higher education. Her research focuses on oral cancer, caries risk, tobacco and tobacco-related products across the lifespan, and educational research. Dr. Ditmyer is published in many different peer-review journals, including Dental Hygiene and Health Education, and has presented at national and international professional meetings and conferences. Her extensive management experience includes strategic planning and budgeting; needs assessment; workforce studies; contract negotiations; developing, planning and evaluating educational programs; and accreditation guidance.

May 22, 2018
Tue 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 0H 30M

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