ABMP School Forum | April 17-18, 2020

ABMP School Forum - Chapel Hill

Registration is open for the 2020 ABMP School Forum, which will be held April 17–18, 2020, at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Educators, school owners, and administrators can register at www.abmp.com/events/details/FA-041720. There are 27 seats left!

Save Your Spot!

Deadline March 17: ABMP Premier schools get one free seat and ABMP Enhanced schools save $100 on registration. If you are at an ABMP Premier or Enhanced School, call 800-458-2267 to contact Kathy Laskye (ext. 1649) or Becci McCormack (ext. 1633) to register, as discounts cannot be applied online.

Event Schedule

Friday, April 17

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Optional Pre-Conference ABMP Exam Coach + Five-Minute Muscles Workshop

12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Main ABMP School Forum Program

“The Social Cognitive Barriers to Learning, and What We Can Do About Them” with Dr. Steven G. Buzinski

When instructors consider how to improve student learning, they tend to focus on changing the course content, how it is delivered, or both. While this can be a fruitful exercise, it does not account for the diversity of forces that affect students. To gain a fuller understanding of what does, one must broaden their focus and situate the individual learner within the broader psychosocial context of learning. In his keynote address to the ABMP School Forum, Dr. Buzinski will lead a discussion of the social-cognitive barriers to student learning—including the development and consequences of illusory knowledge, how self-regulatory failures can affect learning, and maladaptive social comparison effects—as well as steps instructors can take to minimize the impact of these barriers in their own classrooms.

“Bridging the Gap: How Directors Tend to Direct, How Instructors Want to Be Directed” with Cindy Williams

School directors and directors of education are responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of training in their programs. They likely have specific ways they need classes to be taught so that learning objectives and outcomes are met, curriculum is delivered in the way it is designed, and students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the MBLEx. But what happens when an instructor prefers to teach their class another way? This session will bring real-life concerns to the forefront and offer a communication model to bridge the gap between how directors might choose to direct their instructors and how instructors want to be directed.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour Reception

Saturday, April 18

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Main ABMP School Forum Program

“Thrive: The New Tools for Success” with Kristin Coverly

Are you ready for updated tools for success at your school? Let’s expand the conversation beyond conventional methods like goal setting and note-taking forms and explore how innovative practices—from mindset to mindfulness—can benefit every individual on campus. Leave this session with personal development tools to implement—and share with other administrators, instructors, and students—to refresh your attitude and increase your ability to call every day a success!

“FSMTB Updates and MBLEx Item-Writing Insights” with Elan Schacter and Beth Chaosan from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards

There is no great mystery to writing exam items. FSMTB is pleased to be able to provide school owners, directors, and instructors insights on how MBLEx item writers draft and review potential MBLEx items. The information presented will be applicable to schools in developing their own bank of exam items to use interchangeably; provide instructors with a new set of skills to enhance their own writing and reviewing practices; and subsequently better prepare students for taking the MBLEx or any advanced skills exam.

"The Un-Session: Your Burning Questions" with various presenters

We know you have topics that you want to discuss, so we'll close the ABMP School Forum with structured time to address your pressing issues and unanswered questions, bringing in content experts to help facilitate including the ABMP government relations team, ABMP Exam Coach school liaisons, and more.

Save Your Spot!

Lodging Information:
The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Book your rooms for $199 per night using this link or code 749999.

Our room block at the Carolina Inn is full on Thursday, April 16, and Saturday, April 18 (a handful of rooms are still available for Friday, April 17). Other nearby lodging options include:

The Franklin Hotel
311 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
www.franklinhotelnc.com

AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown
 214 West Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rduah-ac-hotel-chapel-hill-downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill-Carrboro/Downtown
370 East Main Street, Unit 100
Carrboro, NC 27510
www.hilton.com/en/hotels/rducohx-hampton-suites-chapel-hill-carrboro-downtown

Keynote Presentation

“The Social Cognitive Barriers to Learning, and What We Can Do About Them” with Dr. Steven G. Buzinski

When instructors consider how to improve student learning, they tend to focus on changing the course content, how it is delivered, or both. While this can be a fruitful exercise, it does not account for the diversity of forces that affect students. To gain a fuller understanding of what does, one must broaden their focus and situate the individual learner within the broader psychosocial context of learning. In his keynote address to the ABMP School Forum, Dr. Buzinski will lead a discussion of the social-cognitive barriers to student learning—including the development and consequences of illusory knowledge, how self-regulatory failures can affect learning, and maladaptive social comparison effects—as well as steps instructors can take to minimize the impact of these barriers in their own classrooms.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Steven G. Buzinski is the associate director of Undergraduate Studies, director of the Karen M. Gil Internship Program, and teaching associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina. He is an award-winning instructor who teaches courses in the areas of social and cognitive psychology, including social psychology, attitude change, self-regulation, cognitive psychology, and cognitive science. He has presented and published research that broadly investigates the social determinants of learning, with specific interests in the ways in which social cognition—how people process, store, and use information about other people—can create barriers to student learning, and how instructors can help ameliorate those barriers.