Webinar: Cornerstones 9: Creating Exceptional Learning Experiences - Demonstrations and Exchanges

Cindy Williams

Demonstrations and practice exchanges are fundamental for students in their path to learning hands-on manual therapy skills, yet many classrooms are void of a structured means for delivering this information. Psychomotor skills need to be treated like any other learning process. This course, the ninth in Cornerstones: The ABMP Instructor Development Program, provides instructors with rationale and tools—using the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP) Learning Taxonomy, as well research on how people learn psychomotor skills—to provide great demonstrations and facilitate effective massage exchange sessions so students acquire the necessary skills to deliver exceptional hands-on therapy. Starting with a brief review of the psychomotor domain of learning, this course looks at how to clarify skill performance for the learner, offers guidelines for organizing and structuring massage exchanges and demonstrations, and shows instructors how to use these experiences to also build students’ professional language and behaviors.

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Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams has been immersed in the massage and bodywork profession since 2000 as a practitioner, school administrator, instructor, curriculum developer, and mentor. She has experienced the challenge and triumph of creatively motivating artful students to embrace science and structure. Her administrative experience allows her to understand the needs of school owners, directors, and instructors. She is a freelance content writer and educational consultant, in addition to maintaining a part-time massage and bodywork practice. Contact her at transform.education.now@gmail.com.

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Is this CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the course video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

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