Large Group Teaching

November 27
UCSF Library
530 Parnassus Avenue, Rm. CL-221&222, San Francisco CA


Key Educational Skills Workshop
Large Group Teaching

  1. Live at 530 Parnassus Avenue, Teaching and Learning Center, Room CL-221/222
  2. Via video-teleconference at SFGH Building 20 2nd floor, room # 2202, Ward 22 PRIME-US Telemedicine Videoconference Room

Led by:

Tracy Fulton, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Zane Amenhotep, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine

When speaking to a large group, have you ever caught members of your audience, or even yourself, starting to nod off? Large group teaching (a.k.a. lecturing) does not have to be so sedating. This workshop provides faculty with the techniques and skills needed to prepare and deliver stimulating and effective presentations.

Advance Preparation:
Participants must come prepared with a ten-minute presentation, either new or old, to deliver in front of a small group during the workshop.

The first half of the workshop will focus on practical tips for improving professional presentations, including:

  • Introducing the topic and gaining audience attention
  • Organizing the presentation effectively
  • Using visuals, including the blackboard, productively
  • Actively involving participants and motivating learning
  • Concluding the presentation in a powerful manner

During the second half of the workshop, participants will implement workshop suggestions in a micro-teaching situation that involves giving and receiving feedback.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Outline approaches to the planning and delivery of dynamic presentations
  • Describe 3-4 techniques for engaging learners
  • Provide constructive feedback to a colleague about their presentation
  • Establish a reasonable set of targets related to the workshop objectives by completing an Educational Action Plan form.
  • Gather learner feedback about performance of the new teaching skills acquired in the workshop, using a performance-assessment tool.
UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of four AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Course No. MGR13075