8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

6th Annual Education Forum: Innovations in Medical and Biosciences Education

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge

This event will be a teaching and learning opportunity for faculty, students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and staff. The Education Forum will highlight innovations in medical and bioscience education, and provide tools and strategies to be effective teachers, mentors, educators, and leaders.

Thank you for attending the 6th Annual Education Forum!  We look forward to seeing you next year at the 7th Annual Education Forum in October 2019.


Contact Us

Please let us know if you have any questions, email us at


Event Check-In & Continental Breakfast

Foyer, 2nd Floor, LKSC

8:00AM - 8:05AM

Welcome Remarks

Berg Hall, 2nd Floor, LKSC

Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH

8:05AM - 9:00AM
Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME)

How Do I Know I am Teaching Effectively?

Berg Hall, 2nd Floor, LKSC

Larrie Greenberg, MD, Children's National

  • Provide evidence for and model a large group interactive teaching session using a learner-centered approach
  • Recognize four factors that are essential components in any educational interaction
  • Identify the characteristics within each factor that describe its essence 

9:00AM - 9:15AM


9:15AM - 10:30AM
Session 1 Breakouts

Building Inclusive Learning Environments

Room A, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor LKSC

Dereca Blackmon, MDiv - Diversity & First Gen Office, Stanford University


A Higher Standard: Elevating Educational Research through the Use of Conceptual Frameworks

Room B, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor LKSC

Melissa Klein, MD, MEd - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Su-Ting Li, MD, MPH - University of California, Davis

  • Define conceptual frameworks.
  • Formulate a research question using a conceptual framework
  • Describe how a conceptual framework impacts your intervention
  • Outline a plan for aligning your measurement outcome with your conceptual framework


The Flipped Classroom: An Alternative to Lectures to Activate Learners

Room C, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor LKSC

Larrie Greenberg, MD - Children's National

***Pre-reading: participants encouraged to read 2 short articles on adult learning BEFORE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP.  

Learning in Practice.PDF and Applying Educational Theory in Practice.PDF

  • Using a train-the -trainer model to identify barriers in conducting traditional lectures versus interactive and learner-centered sessions
  • To participate as a 'learner' in a flipped classroom approach, using adult learning principles as the topic
  • To reflect on the process and determine applicability in the clinical setting

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45AM - 12:00PM
Session 2 Breakouts

Analyzing the Teaching Process

Room A, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor LKSC

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD - Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Identify best practices in teaching scenarios using video recordings of actual interactions
  • Understand the Stanford Faculty Development Center’s framework for the analysis of teaching
  • Employ the teaching framework to identify areas of strengths and growth in ones teaching skills


G.R.O.W. Your Coaching Techniques

Room C, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor LKSC

Carrie Johnson, MBA; Carrie Rassbach, MD; Lucy Lee, MD; and Carrie Loutit, MD  - Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Describe how coaching can be used no matter what role you have in your department or office
  • Recognize how coaching can be used with your supervisors, peers, and direct reports
  • Review the G.R.O.W. method to guide coaching conversations
  • Examine opportunities for impromptu coachable moments

12:00PM - 12:30PM


Foyer, 2nd Floor, LKSC

Plenary Session

Questioning Skills: Facilitating Effective Learning

Berg Hall, 2nd Floor, LKSC

Larrie Greenberg, MD - Children's National

  • Learning Objectives:
  • To reflect on strengths and weaknesses of our questioning skills
  • To identify the reasons why we question learners
  • Using an evidence-based approach, identify models of questioning (Foley and Smilansky, Mezirow and Bloom) and write examples of questions we can use


Closing Remarks & Networking

Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH