Workshop Information

Title: Wet Lab for Teaching Common Rodent Techniques

The volunteer trainers in the Penn State College of Medicine Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Training Program are hosting a wet laboratory to engage participants in practicing research techniques in rodents. Each participant will have the opportunity to perform a variety of rodent procedures including: submental blood sampling in mice, intracerebral injections in mice, retro-orbital injections in mice, tail vein injections in rats and mice, and a novel low-stress method for intraperitoneal injection in rats. During these sessions, trainers and participants will share best practices for fostering positive teacher-student relationships and collaborations. This workshop is suitable for trainers of all levels.


Title: Active Learning in Your Setting: Research-Based Methods for Individual and Group Training

How do we actively engage learners? Join us for an interactive session designed to provide you with research-based methods for working with individuals and groups of all sizes. Participants will practice using methods that help facilitate discussion, promote self-reflection, and encourage learners to connect to experiences in order to promote learning and retention. Participants will leave this session with a plan for how to apply what they have learned in their daily work.

Jeanine Beatty-Chadha, M.Ed. Bio

Currently serves as a Curriculum and Educational Development Specialist at the Penn State College of Medicine where she designs learning opportunities to provide educators with practical, research-based practices to improve their teaching. Prior to entering medical education, Ms. Beatty-Chadha served as a faculty member at Rutgers University and Towson University where she taught and designed numerous courses related to best practices in education. Ms. Beatty-Chadha's peer-reviewed publications relate to topics such as feedback, professional development, and the use of technology in the classroom. She has presented her research at American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Literacy Research Association (LRA formerly NRC) annual conferences. Ms. Beatty-Chadha earned her undergraduate and masters degrees in education from Boston College.

Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange