Stay up to date on all Texas EMS Educator Summit Info

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Attendees

Join friends, colleagues and fellow educators at the 10th annual Texas EMS Educators Summit for an opportunity to connect and network all while earning up to 11 hours (additional hours available with Pre-conference course) of quality continuing education. The 2024 speaker lineup includes Jeff Jarvis, Dan Batsie, Samantha Grimsley, Dan Limmer, and more. Registration includes a Welcome Reception on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, plus light snacks and breaks on Friday and Saturday.

Preliminary agenda and registration details for the 2024 Texas EMS Educators Summit are now available.

See the details below or use the Register Now button to register.

Registration Options & Fees

Now – March 1, 2024 March 2 – April 20, 2024
Full Conference
TAEMSE Member
$290 $330
Full Conference
Non-TAEMSE Member
$325 $365
Pre-conference Courses See Below for Pricing

 

Now – March 1, 2024 March 2 – April 20, 2024
NAEMSE Member $290 $330
NAEMSE Non-Member $325 $365
Precon Courses See Rates Below

 

Full Conference registration includes access to all Educators Summit education sessions on Friday & Saturday. Registration also includes a Welcome Reception on Friday, light snacks during breaks, as well as breakfast & lunch on Saturday. Pre-conference Course registration is NOT included in the Educators Summit registration fee.

Please see the available Pre-conference Courses, including details and pricing below.

Membership sign-up is available through the Texas Association of EMS Educators website or as an option on the Texas EMS Educators Summit online registration form.

Pre-Conference Courses

The following Pre-conference courses are avilable at Texas EMS Educators Summit 2024. See details and pricing below.

Point of Care Ultrasound in the Prehospital Setting – SOLD OUT

Sabrina Starns, BAAS, RDMS
Megan Sanchez, RDMS
William Miller, FP-C, TP-C
Rocki Rae, RDMS

$125

Friday, April 19, 2024

Moody Gardens Galveston Island

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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This class is designed to introduce attendees to the use of point of care ultrasound in the pre-hospital setting. Students will learn very basic ultrasound function, the most practical use of ultrasound handheld devices and explore a few basic exams.

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Objectives: understand basic function of handheld ultrasound device / operate pocus device at a beginner level / recognize anatomy of key ultrasound images / perform one or two key ultrasound images.

High Performance Ventilation Workshop for Educators

Bob Page, MEd, NRP, CCP, NCEE, CHSE, CHSOS

$125

Friday, April 19, 2024

Moody Gardens Galveston Island

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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Research shows that more often than not, EMS providers have trouble ventilating patients. In this eye-opening hands-on workshop, Bob shows participants how to ventilate patients by BVM, via Mask, ET tube, and supraglottic airways using state of the art computerized simulators that measure pressures, volumes, and ventilatory rates.

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Come gain valuable insight, skills and improve your ventilation ability using this valuable feedback and coaching system. This lab features the tools and techniques to introduce to you the concept of high-performance ventilation (HPV). Objectives: describe the three pillars of high-performance ventilation (HPV) / discuss the effect of rate, volume and pressure have on high performance ventilation / describe the benefit of capnography as an adjunct to monitor and prevent inadvertent hyperventilation and overventilation / using select resources and high-fidelity simulation, demonstrate control of volume, rate and pressure using a BVM device on intubated and non-intubated simulators.

Item Writing From NREMT

Paul Rosenberger, EdD, MPA, BS, NRP
Matt Ozanich, MHHS, NRP

$100

Friday, April 19, 2024

Moody Gardens Galveston Island

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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

DSHS Sponsored Coordinator Course

A DSHS sponsored Coordinator Course will be offered as part of the 10th Annual Texas EMS Educators Summit.

Until March 1, 2024: $575
March 2 – April 17, 2024: $675

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Afternoon Snacks Provided

Moody Gardens Galveston Island

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1:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Provided

Moody Gardens Galveston Island

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7:30 AM - 4:50 PM

Candidates should be prepared for two fast paced and intense days of classroom instruction to prepare to become a Course Coordinator. After attending and completing the full course and successfully passing the Coordinator Course exam, candidates will be provided a course completion certificate. Candidates have one 

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year and up to three attempts to successfully pass the certification exam. You are encouraged to review the requirements for certification listed in the link below before you register for the course or apply for certification; you will be asked to attest that you have reviewed and meet the requirements for certification when registering for the course. The DSHS certification process can be found at the following link (EMS Course Coordinator rule: EMS Rule §157.43). For information on EMS Coordinator certification requirements contact Jaime Vallejo, DSHS (jaime.vallejo@dshs.texas.gov) or for more information on class content, contact Jeff McDonald (jeff.mcdonald@sbcglobal.net).

See the 2024 Coordinator Course requirements here.

Summit Agenda

Classes, times, and speakers subject to change.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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1:00 - 5:00 PM

Coordinator Course

Thursday, April 18, 2024

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7:30 AM - 4:50 PM

Coordinator Course

Friday, April 19, 2024

Educators Summit Pre-Conference Courses

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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Conference Course: Point of Care Ultrasound in the Prehospital Setting

Sabrina Starns, BAAS, RDMS
Megan Sanchez, RDMS
William Miller, FP-C, TP-C
Rocki Rae, RDMS

Course Description & Objectives

This class is designed to introduce attendees to the use of point of care ultrasound in the pre-hospital setting. Students will learn very basic ultrasound function, the most practical use of ultrasound handheld devices and explore a few basic exams. Objectives: understand basic function of handheld ultrasound device / operate pocus device at a beginner level / recognize anatomy of key ultrasound images / perform one or two key ultrasound images.

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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Conference Course: High Performance Ventilation Workshop for Educators

Bob Page, MEd, NRP, CCP, NCEE, CHSE, CHSOS

Course Description & Objectives

Research shows that more often than not, EMS providers have trouble ventilating patients. In this eye-opening hands-on workshop, Bob shows participants how to ventilate patients by BVM, via Mask, ET tube, and supraglottic airways using state of the art computerized simulators that measure pressures, volumes, and ventilatory rates. Come gain valuable insight, skills and improve your ventilation ability using this valuable feedback and coaching system. This lab features the tools and techniques to introduce to you the concept of high-performance ventilation (HPV). Objectives: describe the three pillars of high-performance ventilation (HPV) / discuss the effect of rate, volume and pressure have on high performance ventilation / describe the benefit of capnography as an adjunct to monitor and prevent inadvertent hyperventilation and overventilation / using select resources and high-fidelity simulation, demonstrate control of volume, rate and pressure using a BVM device on intubated and non-intubated simulators.

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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-Conference Course: Item Writing From NREMT

Paul Rosenberger, EdD, MPA, BS, NRP
Matt Ozanich, MHHS, NRP

Friday, April 19, 2024

Educators Summit

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1:00 - 1:10 PM

Welcome to the Summit

Lara Ondruch, Leslie Hernandez & Jeff McDonald, TAEMSE

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1:10 - 2:10 PM

Opening Keynote: Do Your Students a Favor: Stop Teaching the Same Tired Crap You Were Taught

Jeff Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P

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2:15 - 3:15 PM

Call Management Communication for the EMS Provider

Matt Nealand, BS, EMT-LP

Course Description & Objectives

Communication in EMS is critical. From gathering a history, managing team members and giving a hand-off report, EMS professionals need to be effective communicators. This lecture provides EMS educators with the tools needed to help their students effectively communicate during all phases of an EMS call. Objectives: learn how to use non-verbal cues to quickly elicit confidence prior to arriving on scene / learn how to establish a command presence when arriving on scene / learn how to effectively communicate with team members to provide a coordinated effort / understand how to tell a “story” during a hand-off report so people want to listen.

What did I get Myself Into? Navigating the First Year as a Program Coordinator

Samantha Grimsley, NR-P, LP, FP-C, BAAS in EMS Administration

Course Description & Objectives

As a new program coordinator, it seems there is never enough guidance to prepare you for what is to come. I can attest to this even while following in the footsteps of a well-known educator and program director. Leading a successful program all while possibly being the only full-time faculty member and having to wear many hats is no easy task. During this lecture we will dive into the events that transpired during my first year in this role and explore ways to navigate the challenges you may experience as you step into the role of program coordinator. Objectives: recognize the tasks, roles, struggles, and successes as the new program coordinator / identify ways to be successful in your new position without feeling overwhelmed / discuss ways a new program coordinator can continue to be successful.

Engaging CE

Tom Maliszewski, Paramedic I/C and NAEMSE instructor 1 I/C

Course Description & Objectives

In this course, we will review the difference between the initial education environment and the continuing education environment. We will discuss the characteristics of a life-long learner and explore a variety of methods that can be used to flip the classroom. The course will conclude with discussions on best practices to ensure CE classes are more engaging for the participants. Objectives: state the difference between the initial education classroom environment and the continuing education environment as it pertains to the learners involved / appreciate life-long learning as it pertains to continuing education / list different methods that can be used to “flip” the CE classroom for traditional lecture topics / list different methods that can be used to make psychomotor CE classes more engaging for the participants.

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3:30 - 4:30 PM

Incorporating EMR Into Your High School EMS Program

Carla Burris, LP, EMS Instructor

Course Description & Objectives

High school EMS programs face many challenges. One challenge we have faced is the amount of time the EMT program required, since we were doing it through dual credit without a local community college. After two years of extending the course over two semesters, we started a pilot project offering EMR in the fall and EMT spring. After our first year using this model, our students felt better prepared for the EMT portion of the course. While this template may not work for every program, we have found it to be one possible solution for high school EMS programs. Objectives: describe challenges faced by dual credit EMT programs / explore methods to incorporate EMR into your EMS program / discuss how EMR fits into the CCMR standards / explain how EMR can prepare students for EMT.

NREMT Update

NREMT Staff

Coaching in Education

Lee Gillum, MPH, EMS-CC, LP

Course Description & Objectives

This course will dive into a review of tips and techniques designed to help you better “coach” students, staff and instructors. Objectives: define coaching / discuss strategies to be a better leader through coaching / discuss techniques to teach up students through coaching / practice coaching strategies.

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4:30 - 5:45 PM

Welcome Reception

Prefunction Area

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5:45 - 6:45 PM

TAEMSE – Annual Membership Meeting

Lara Ondruch

Saturday, April 20, 2024

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8:00 - 8:50 AM

Saturday Opening Keynote: Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Vital Nature of Building Community in EMS Classes

Dan Batsie

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9:00 - 9:50 AM

25 Ways to Improve Your Classroom in 50 Minutes

Dan Limmer, AS, LP

Course Description & Objectives

Even if we don’t like to admit it, we are like our students. We don’t like slow, boring things. So Dan decided to honor this and give you 25 ways to improve your classroom in this single 50-minute presentation. From the basics to high-level cognitive concepts these 25 things will help you improve your next class. Come in, sit down, and hold on! Objectives: list 3 dynamic exercises to improve clinical thinking / list 3 dynamic exercises to improve differential diagnosis / list 3 dynamic exercises that can be done in less than 15 minutes of class time.

The EMS Educational Gap

Jason Mabbitt, EMS Chief, MPA

Course Description & Objectives

The EMS educational gap in paramedic students refers to disparities in academic achievement and working the streets. A major factor contributing to the educational gap is the quality of training programs. Paramedic programs can vary in their curriculum, resources, and instructor qualifications. Students who attend programs with inadequate resources or instructors with limited expertise may struggle to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become a competent paramedic. Addressing the educational gap in paramedic students is crucial for ensuring a competent workforce in emergency medical services. Objectives: review current EMS educational standards in Texas / compare EMS education in Texas to other areas / identify EMS educational weaknesses – gaps from the classroom to the streets / share strategies of how education programs can improve to ensure student success in the field.

How to Develop and Run an EMS Simulation Escape Room

Bob Page, MEd, NRP, CCP, NCEE, CHSE, CHSOS

Course Description & Objectives

Escape Rooms are fun team building exercises based on a theme and puzzle/problem solving that leads to an exit from the room. Bob has developed a highly EMS related scenario with high fidelity simulation and added a theme designed to challenge EMS providers critical thinking, situational awareness and patient assessment and management techniques. The team must find clues and solve all of the puzzles that will save the patient’s life and allow the successful escape from the room. By popular demand Bob has developed this session designed specifically for educators. Bob will break down what is needed for such an event while sharing valuable experience along the way on what works and what doesn’t. From an idea to the finished product, this session will give you what you need to do your own. The only thing you need to add is your own imagination! Objectives: describe how escape rooms can improve learner retention of specific knowledge objectives / describe common elements of escape room planning such as theme, objectives, outcomes, and evaluation / describe key elements of simulation scenarios such as prebrief, simulation and debrief.

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9:50 - 10:30 AM

Break with Vendors

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10:30 - 11:20 AM

Round Table – Session One

 

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11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Round Table – Session Two

 

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12:20 - 1:30 PM

Lunch

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1:30 - 2:20 PM

Conversations With the Texas Department of State Health Services

DSHS Staff

Powering Up EMS Education With AI

Lara Ondruch, LP, DSHS Coordinator, M.Ed.

Course Description & Objectives

Embark on an enlightening journey into the world of EMS education, where cutting-edge innovation meets the art of teaching in a captivating lecture on the use of AI in EMS classrooms. This session is designed to unravel the mysteries of artificial intelligence, presenting its intricacies in a relatable and engaging manner. Discover how AI isn’t just a futuristic concept, but a dynamic tool that can revolutionize the EMS classroom experience. Delve into real-world examples that showcase the integration of AI-driven technologies, from interactive simulations to intelligent assessment systems, all meticulously tailored to enhance both educator effectiveness and student outcomes. By attending this lecture, you’ll gain not only a profound understanding of AI’s role in EMS education but also the practical skills and insights needed to harness its transformative potential and emerge as a truly future-ready educator. Objectives: provide attendees with a clear grasp of fundamental AI concepts showcasing their relevance to EMS education / explore practical ways to integrate AI tools and techniques into EMS classrooms / equip participants with actionable insights on adapting teaching methodologies to incorporate AI / delve into the ethical implications of integrating AI in EMS education.

New Hire On-Boarding and Competency

Shane Beck, EMT-P, DSHS Instructor, EMS Coordinator, Captain, FTO

Course Description & Objectives

Establishing competency of new hires helps to reduce the risk for an organization, alleviate anxiety for the new employee, and focus field training for areas identified as a weakness. We will discuss development of key components of an on-boarding system, documentation procedures for risk reduction, and techniques to implement and maximize time spent with a field training officer. Objectives: list the advantages to having a strong new hire program / identify risks your organization assumes with new hire personnel / describe techniques used to document knowledge and skills competency / discuss the components of an on-going competency program.

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2:30 - 3:20 PM

Leveraging Pre-Course Assessments for Student Success

David Quinn, Paramedic, Instructor, Coordinator

Course Description & Objectives

Have you ever wondered how you could improve your students’ chances for success? This lecture discusses the six pre-course assessments that can/should be utilized to get you know your students early and identify strengths and weaknesses that can then be leveraged for success. Each of the six assessments will be reviewed with explanations on how, when, and why to give them. If any deficiencies are identified, we will discuss suggestions on how to remediate, and then repeat assessment looking for improvement. Objectives: understand the importance of collecting and using admission assessment data / know how to help students develop a plan to remediate areas of weakness / know how to set up their classroom for success by utilizing the information obtained from the pre-course assessments / review assessments and be able to identify areas that need improvement.

What the BEST EMS Educators Know About Teaching

Matt Nealand, BS, EMT-LP

Course Description & Objectives

The role of an EMS educator goes beyond imparting technical knowledge. It’s about instilling confidence, teaching critical decision-making, fostering empathy, and preparing students for high-pressure, life-saving situations. The best EMS educators integrate a variety of teaching techniques, maintain current knowledge in their field, and deeply understand the human side of healthcare. In this presentation, we will delve into the traits, practices, and knowledge areas that set apart top-tier EMS educators and make their instruction truly transformative for their students. We will not only dive deep into what makes an excellent EMS educator but also provide actionable steps for educators to elevate their teaching prowess and better prepare their students for the demanding world of emergency medical services. Objectives: know how to use the Socratic method to dive deeper into topics and have engaging discussions / learn how to how to use simple comparisons (analogies) to make complex medical topics easier to understand / learn rhymes and other patterns to remember tricky topics to make studying easier and more fun / learn to make simple drawings to help students understand complicated ideas simple and memorable.

Why is it so Difficult? Transforming the EMS Classroom to Meet the Needs of the Modern EMS Student

Anthony Aguilar, BS, LP, NRP

Course Description & Objectives

Does your approach to the EMS classroom need to be transformed? Have you ever asked yourself why your students seem to be struggling? Is it more difficult or challenging in your EMS classroom than what you have experienced in the past? The EMS student of today is rapidly evolving and very different from students of the past. The key question we need to ask as educators is why has our approach to EMS education not changed in response to the change in our students? During this presentation we will explore WHY the approach to EMS education needs to evolve to meet today’s students in their journey for success and then the HOW to get more students across the finish line and into the workforce where they are so desperately needed. Objectives: define student engagement in relation to the modern EMS student / describe different methods of delivery used to enhance student engagement / discuss how to implement small changes into your curriculum development / discuss the impact of the EMS educator in making a difference in student outcomes.

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3:30 - 4:20 PM

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Reimagining Engagement: The Power of Low-Tech Pursuits

Lara Ondruch, LP, DSHS Coordinator, M.Ed.

Course Description & Objectives

In a rapidly digitizing world, where screens and technology often dominate our attention, it’s imperative for EMS educators to explore innovative approaches to engagement. This enlightening lecture, titled “Reimagining Engagement: The Power of Low-Tech Pursuits,” invites EMS educators to step away from the screens and delve into the realm of hands-on, low-tech activities that captivate learners and enrich their educational experience. Delve into the art of fostering creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration through a curated selection of analog adventures. Discover how seemingly simple activities can spark profound insights, enhance communication skills, and create lasting connections among EMS professionals. Join us in redefining the boundaries of engagement and embracing the transformative potential of embracing low-tech strategies in the realm of EMS education. Objectives: explore the foundational principles behind utilizing low-tech activities in EMS education / identify a diverse range of low-tech activities, such as scenario-based role-playing, hands-on simulations, interactive case studies, and collaborative problem-solving exercises / learn how low-tech activities can stimulate critical thinking skills by encouraging learners to analyze real-world situations / recognize the potential of low-tech pursuits to create meaningful, memorable learning moments that resonate with EMS students.

Empowering Tomorrow’s First Responders: The Case for EMT Classes in High Schools

TJ Starling, BS, LP

Course Description & Objectives

This panel presentation will explore the importance and potential benefits of introducing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes in high schools. We will discuss how early exposure to EMS education can inspire the next generation of first responders, address the critical need for EMTs in our communities, and offer insights into developing successful high school EMT programs. Objectives: explain the fundamental need for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in the healthcare system, including their role in pre-hospital care, patient assessment, and transportation / describe the core components of the EMT curriculum, including the knowledge and skills required for EMT certification / recognize the significance of clinical experience in EMT education / identify the regulatory and certification requirements for EMTs.

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4:30 - 5:20 PM

Teaching EMS in a TikTok World

Dan Limmer, AS, LP
Daniela Alvarado Carballo, AAS, LP

Course Description & Objectives

The lives of our students are defined by short bursts on social media sites like TikTok and Snapchat. Yet we live in a long-haul classroom world and often lament this short-segment mentality. Why don’t we embrace it? Even if you don’t live in the same world as your students, you can use it to boost learning and engagement. In this session, Dan (the dinosaur educator) and Daniela (the newer generation educator) will discuss different ways to reconfigure some of your classes, use social media positively, and even recruit students. Objectives: list differences between generations with respect to social media use / identify classroom topics that can be taught or reinforced with short bursts / modify an existing lesson plan into one using different/shorter techniques / create an exercise in which students use social media or social media-type formats for submission.

“Annie…Annie…Are You OK?”: New Uses of High-Fidelity Simulation Technology In EMS

Byron Harrison, M.Ed., BS, Lic-P, EMS-C

Course Description & Objectives

For many years, simulation use in EMS meant CPR mannikins and IV arms or staring at a rhythm generated ECG on a monitor screen. Patient assessment simulation usually had a CPR mannikin laying on the table while the student and instructor talked to each other and the mannikin was ignored. With the Mobile Simulation Training Unit at UT HEALTH Houston high fidelity simulation, like that found in college labs and university simulation labs can now be brought to local EMS agencies and industry settings. The MSTU incorporates high fidelity simulation for initial or continuing education and helps administrators who might be trying to stretch thin training budgets. Objectives: describe the uses of simulation technologies in training / describe the different focuses of simulation training such as in administrative, operational, and industrial settings / describe the unique applications in each of the simulation settings including administrative, operational, testing and industry / describe techniques for simulation that allow for creation of a simulation program at the local agency level.

How Are Today’s EMS Education Programs Impacted by Foundational Education

Samantha Grimsley, NR-P, Licensed Paramedic, FP-C, BAAS in EMS Administration

Course Description & Objectives

With an increasing emphasis on the EMS staffing shortage, it is crucial that EMS Education programs today, ensure they are meeting the needs of current EMS students. While some education programs have been around for decades, as has foundational education, it is important to ensure those programs have adapted and adjusted to the changing times; just as EMS Providers have had to adjust to changing science. Programs like the “No Child Left Behind” Act and “Zeros Aren’t Permitted” have proved challenging for EMS Educators as it creates conflict between student and educator expectations. Personalized learning, adaptive and mobile learning resources, caring for and understanding student challenges, and being able to adapt to them are just a few of the characteristics many EMS education students expect. This session will highlight successful strategies to manage this new generation of students. Objectives: recognize generational proclivities / identify the differences between high schools and higher (or secondary) education / discuss the impact differences between foundational and higher/secondary education is having on EMS Education programs / review and/or adapt educational methods to ensure the engagement, productivity, and success of all students.

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Refunds

Refunds may be requested through March 15, 2024, subject to a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after March 15, 2024.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for the Texas EMS Educators Summit, attendees agree to the following Terms and Conditions. With registration you agree to have your likeness reproduced in any summit publications. Conferees assume all risk incidental to participation in all onsite activities, loss or damage to property, and release management, its employees and agents against all claims.

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