Is anyone else as excited and anxious as I am for the HAPS Annual Conference?! My presentation is almost all squared away, and I get more excited by the day to meet all of you and have a chance to engage in some interesting and fruitful conversations. I hope we can use this week’s post to get each other energized and share some tips for the Conference!
So, HAPS Veterans, tell us…
1. What can we expect from the Conference??
2. Have you had a chance to look over the schedule? What workshops or seminars have you added to your “MUST SEE” list?
3. Will you be presenting? When? Where? Who should go?
4. What are you most looking forward to?
I’ll start the discussion by answering a few of my own questions!
1. This is my first HAPS Conference! It will also be my first time in Vegas… So if you’re familiar with the area and see me, feel free to scoop me up and show me around!
2. Unfortunately, I will not be able to stay the whole week, but Tuesday alone has plenty of workshops I’m thrilled to attend… Especially the POGIL Workshops to see what activities Murray Jensen and his team will be presenting. I am also really interested in the “Mythbusters of A&P” by Ken Saladin (sounds really neat and helpful!), “Moving A&P Outside of the Classroom” by Sarah Straud (I think I could definitely apply some of these strategies and activities in my own classroom), and the “Case Study Approach to Teaching of Physiology” by Chaya Gopalan. Can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us!
… Speaking of not being able to attend the full Conference… Is there any way to still find out what was discussed during other workshops? Will there be posts, forums, or documents uploaded to the HAPS website or Conference app when it’s all said and done so we can keep the conversations going or see what we missed?
3. I will be presenting on Tuesday, from 9:30-10:30 in DA 110. Anyone who is interested in learning more about my experiences, challenges, and successes of being a High School A&P teacher should attend. I really hope we can collaborate together to strengthen the connections between high school teachers and our university counterparts (you)!
4. And here’s how I figure out why very general questions don’t always work… There are too many things I’m excited about to decide on just one!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing you at the Conference!