MSGC Educator Development Series

Milwaukee, WI US

This faculty development educational series was designed to equip MCW’s current genetic counseling workforce to become educators within the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program located within MCW’s Graduate School. Through this series, genetic counselors will develop teaching skills to instruct students in a variety of settings. Speakers within this series are from MCW’s Office of Educational Improvement and collaborated with genetic counseling staff to ensure this series would be applicable to the clinical genetic counseling workforce. Speakers will provide instruction on educational program development, instructional design, active learning, educational technology, evaluation and assessment, and mentoring skills.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Genetic Counselors 

Learning Objectives

Develop skills for effectively teaching adult learners in clinical, laboratory and research settings.

Additional information


Jessica Bell
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-5895
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.14 Genetic Counselor CEU
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Educational Program Development (1.4 contact hours) 
Speaker: Kerrie Quirk and/or Meaghan Hayes
Session date: February 20th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Explore varying approaches to developing an educational program
  • Backwards Design Format
  • Interactive Model of Program Planning
  • Logic Models
  • Discuss ideas for genetic counseling curriculum
  • Compose example learning objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Instructional Design (1.4 contact hours) 
Speaker: Pat Hurlbut and/or Johnny Neist
Session date: May 7th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Select appropriate teaching and learning methods for specific instruction
  • Using different teaching styles/ Adapting to various learning styles
  • Writing effective test questions
  • Speaking effectively in front of students.

Active Learning (1.4 contact hours) 
Speaker: Pat Hurlbut and/or Johnny Neist
Session date: June 25th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Design an effective classroom presentation
  • Incorporating self-directed learning processes and procedures

Educational Technology & the Future of Learning (1.4 contact hours) 
Speaker: Lynn Lewandowski
Session date: July 23rd, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Introduction to varies education technologies available at MCW
  • Demonstrate use of Software to enhance course operations

Evaluation and Assessment (1.4 contact hours) 
Speaker: Kerrie Quirk
Session date: September 24th, 3:00 - 4:30pm

  • Clinical Preceptor development

Mentoring Skills (1.4 contact hours)
Communication, Organization and other Skills
Speaker: Kerrie Quirk
Session date:  December 10th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Providing meaningful, constructive and timely feedback



    The Medical College of Wisconsin
    8701 Watertown Plank Road
    MCW’s HUB for Collaborative Medicine
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    United States

    All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Planning Committee: 
    Jessica Bell 
    Jenny Geurts 
    Kerrie Quirk


    The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized Medical College of Wisconsin to offer up to 1.335 CEUs or 13.35 Category 1 contact hours for the activity MSGC Educator Development Series. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

    Available Credit

    • 0.14 Genetic Counselor CEU
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