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What happens in Vegas comes back to the Classroom!

Every year for the last 17 years, I have attended the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Who misses an opportunity to "learn" in Vegas? Believe it or not, it is an awesome conference that provides excellent insight to new offerings in the field, new teaching strategy (specific to rad students), hot topics of the times, insight on new legislation, and an opportunity to commiserate with other rad tech faculty from around the country. All the major players in my field are in attendance. The American Society of Radiologic Technology, The American Registry or Radiologic Technologists, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and educators from around the country are all there to weigh in on the happenings within our field. It is the one time of year, as an educator, I absolutely feel heard. This may be an illusion (we are in Vegas) but it sure feels good either way.

This year a recurring theme was recovering from the mental crisis of Covid and how that affected students, educators and outcomes. It was reassuring to learn that everyone appeared to be in the same boat.

I also had the opportunity to explore some fun uses of technology in the classroom. and are a couple of the examples given to shake up the classroom. Since my goal is to fold different types of technology into the classroom then I always attend this type of session.

The most relevant sessions I attended were "How to write effective test questions" and "Optimizing the learning experience".

On a side note, also went to several shows in the evening. One, I will not mention here. The other, Awakenings, a new show at Wynn casino, was worth the watch for the costume design and the technical aspect. It replaced a show, La Reve, that I had watch at least 4 times previously that was truly magnificent. I won't need to watch this one again. Overall, an outstanding conference and many new techniques and insights to bring back to the classroom. What happens in Vegas really can come back from Vegas. (at least partly)

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