Dr. Carla A. Evans, Keynote Speaker for the Society of Educators Carla A. Evans Educational Leadership Virtual Conference presents, "Your Plan B." (1.25 CE)
Orthodontists and orthodontic educators think with long-term goals in mind. We collect information, analyze, and subsequently plan and execute a course of action. However, things happen.
While times are changing rapidly and much of the future is uncertain, ongoing changes exist that make us say that we can’t “put the toothpaste back in the tube.” For example, it is clear that the future will be digital. Also, demographics and personal identities are changing and every facet of life is becoming more inclusive. Instead of just reacting, we should anticipate change when we are educating our students, creating policy and preparing for the future. Moreover, just as when orthodontists plan treatment, educators need “Plan B’s” as alternative strategies.
Here are some questions addressed in this presentation:
1. What can we do as a community to ease the transition to digital technology and 3D imaging?
2. How can we help each other be effective academics by employing informatics, datamining, and 5G communication?
3. How can we influence or create policy?
4. Where does research fit into all of this?
Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.