Professional development is a key component of maximizing your success as a teacher. I feel lucky to be able to take advantage of many opportunities for professional development provided by HAPS, such as the Annual Conference and the email listserv, for example. But HAPS offers other opportunities for professional development that perhaps you weren’t aware of. For example, we all have access to graduate level courses through the HAPS Institute (aka HAPS-I).
There are three new HAPS-I courses beginning April 18. The majority of each course takes place online, though all three courses have a face-to-face component that will happen at the Annual Conference in Jacksonville FL at the end of May.
- Current Topics in Anatomy and Physiology is being taught by Jason LaPres from Lone Star College in Houston TX. The one unit course focuses on the specific research presented in the update seminars at the Annual Conference in FL.
- LaPres is also teaching a course called Teaching Respiratory Physiology I- Functional Anatomy and Ventilation. This two credit course requires participants to create lesson plans that facilitate the teaching of respiratory topics to undergrads.
- Dr. Bryan Schmeafsky, also from Lone Star College, will teach Physiology of Death and Senescence. This is another two credit course that explores the physiology of these two inevitable conditions.
Sign up to take one of these courses and maximize your learning at the annual conference. What a great opportunity!