Spotlight on Teaching Innovations

Please bring your lunch and join the HSC Curriculum Innovation Collaborative for a Spotlight on Teaching Innovations.

May 16, 12 PM – 2 PM

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This event will utilize interactive video conferencing technology to actively include participants at sites in Orlando and Jacksonville, in addition to Gainesville.

Register Now to attend one of these three site locations:

  • Gainesville: Communicore Building, Room: MDL 1 (CG-69, 53, 55 and 88)
  • Orlando: Lake Nona UF Research and Academic Center Room: 333
  • Jacksonville: College of Pharmacy DuBow Room, 580 W. 8th Street Tower II (1st Floor)


12:00 – 12:15 pm

Welcome — Dr. George Hack


12:15 – 12:30 pm  

ADA Guidelines in Course Development

Mr. Justin DeLeo, Mr. Shane Ryan & Ms. Julie Thomas

This presentation will prepare you to conduct a basic review of your course materials using an accessibly checklist to determine the current state of ADA compliance in your existing courses and it will share practices in utilizing templates and “accessibility check” features of common tools and products to create ADA compliant course materials.


12:30 – 1:00 pm  

2PD Pharmacy Capstone and Dental IPE

Dr. Kate Smith & Dr. Venita Sposetti

University of Florida dental and pharmacy students collaborated in interprofessional teams to interview a standardized patient with an acute dental issue. Attitudes towards the activity and collaboration were assessed pre- and post-experience using the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration (JeffSATIC) and knowledge about the other profession was assessed via a multiple choice quiz pre- and post-experience. Dental students submitted a dental care plan for the patient and pharmacy students submitted a SOAP note for the patient.


1:00 – 1:30 pm  

Igniting Student Motivation: The Great Operative Race

Dr. Alex Delgado

The Amazing Operative Race is an interactive game that reinforces concepts and principles of operative dentistry.  Dr. Delgado will be demonstrating the game and how it is used in his courses to encourage student engagement and participation.


1:30 – 2:00 pm  

Student Motivation Techniques in the Classroom

Dr. Cary Mobley

This presentation will provide an overview of the categories of motivation and will discuss some obstacles to keeping students motivated with some strategies to overcome them. In addition, it will discuss some of what the research tells us about the role of student motivation in effective learning.


About the Collaborative

The HSC Curriculum Innovation Collaborative is a group of educational leaders and professionals within the UF Health Science Center dedicated to researching innovations and solutions for common issues with instruction and curriculum administration, access to educational resources and development, and overall learner success with online course work and experiential participation.

Planning Committee:

  • Gail Childs, (Dentistry)
  • Justin DeLeo, (Pharmacy)
  • George Hack, (Public Health & Health Professions)
  • Truly Hardemon, (Public Health & Health Professions)
  • James Kocher, (Nursing)
  • Shane Ryan, (Pharmacy)
  • Venita Sposetti, (Dentistry)
  • Julie Thomas, (Pharmacy)