Chats with the AVTE 

Fireside Chat
May 26th at 2 PM ET - Effective Preparation for the VTNE Licensure Exam

Speaker:
Dr. Steven I. McLaughlin, Zuku Review

The Veterinary Technician's National Exam (VTNE) is a challenge: students struggle to pass and teachers struggle to help them to prepare effectively. In this session, we will apply retrieval practice and strategic test-taking techniques using the VTNE format topics for specific examples.  We'll cover simple tools to help your students gain confidence and become more effective test takers for the VTNE and beyond. 

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Fireside Chat
May 19th at 2 PM ET - Coping Strategies for Working From Home

Speaker:
Jennifer Serling, Pima Institute Veterinary Technology - Tucson Campus

Moderated By:
Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College - Distance Education Program

Join us for a lighthearted but helpful discussion on ways to deal with the seemingly forever prospect of working from home.  Feel free to bring your own ideas to share and collaborate with fellow educators.

Virtual Town Hall
May 14th at 2 PM ET
- Adapting Courses to Online Formats

Panelists:
Josh Clark, Purdue University - College of Veterinary Medicine
Markiva Contris, Pierce College Veterinary Technology Department
Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College - Distance Education Program
Allan Zahara, Consultant - Distance Education

Moderated By:
Jennifer Serling, Pima Institute Veterinary Technology - Tucson Campus

The conversation will speak to effective communication practices in the online format as well as how to engage students online with interactive assignments while holding them to the high standards of the profession. Skill documentation will also be addressed.