This post is sponsored by zSpace.
Student engagement continues to rank as one of the primary issues facing teachers today, according to a recent poll by SmartBrief Education. Fifty-seven percent of educators participating in the poll reported that engaging and motivating students are the biggest challenges in their classroom.
So what are schools doing to boost engagement? According to our poll respondents, 37% are facilitating collaborative projects and 30% implement student-led or student-directed learning. Nearly half — 49% — use hands-on learning activities.
Hands-on learning has been effective for science students at the Bradwell Institute, part of the Liberty County School System in Georgia. The district has a STEM lab, outfitted with zSpace virtual-reality systems. The systems come with activities designed to let students interact and get hands-on experience with concepts.
When students are involved in a hands-on learning, “all of a sudden, the concepts come alive,” explains Pamela Donald, an anatomy and science teacher at the school.…
This post is sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
Health plans are looking to integrate risk modeling and other stratification methodologies to enable better care coordination between members and providers improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
In this post, we hear from Kathy Mosbaugh, VP and General Manager of Clinical Analytics for LexisNexis Health Care. Mosbaugh leads strategy and business operations for the clinical business, which focuses on population health management and provider performance analytics.
Question: What is driving the need for various risk modeling methodologies, and to which populations do they apply?
Kathy Mosbaugh: Risk modeling is key to proactively managing the known as well as the unforeseen health risks of member populations. In light of where the health care industry sits today, employing risk modeling or stratification methodologies has become a top priority for all at-risk organizations. We see three main drivers for this push: 1) The need and desire to improve quality both in terms of care coordination and delivery by identifying avoidable and unknown risks and engaging the right members at the right time; 2) Containing costs by deploying care management resources effectively and ensuring the right treatment plans are developed and the appropriate level of member engagement is achieved; and 3) Uncovering opportunities to enhance revenue by driving efficiencies across the health care ecosystem.…
How much did your college experience contribute to your success as a leader?
- Tremendously — I am forever indebted to my alma mater: 13%
- A lot — My college education has had a big impact on my career: 31%
- Somewhat — It’s contributed but only in certain areas: 28%
- Not much — My success doesn’t have a lot to do with my education: 22%
- Not at all — I didn’t attend college or it hasn’t contributed at all: 7%
Hail alma mater dear. You get out of something what you put into it. If you feel you’re not getting a lot out of your college experience (as 50% of you indicate), perhaps you’re not taking advantage of all the assets available to you.…