ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators

Acquire the skills of a master educator with the ADEA/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators 

The ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators (ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE) provides allied health educators with educational methodologies and best practices for teaching. Courses in the ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE series are delivered entirely online, to give participants maximum flexibility, convenience, and opportunity to learn.

ADEA gratefully acknowledges the generous,  exclusive support from Colgate for the ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE. 

Each course is independent of the others, and courses may be taken in any order. Live sessions are recorded and archived.

Each course in the ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE series is divided into five live, online, evening sessions. Each session begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Assignments are provided before each session.

Upcoming ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE Courses: 

Teaching Foundations in Allied Health Education
Live Sessions on January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11 and February 18, 2015, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Classroom teaching: preparation and presentation
  • Using case-based and problem-based learning to enrich curriculum
  • Best practices for planning courses
  • Working productively with struggling students
  • Portfolios for assessment

Clinical Teaching Best Practices

Live Sessions on March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15, 2015, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Patient education and risk assessment
  • Treatment of medically compromised patients
  • Teaching strategies and evaluation of patient assessment
  • Addressing generational differences among students, faculty, and patients
  • Interprofessional collaboration for patient treatment

Advances in Educational Methods for Allied Health Educators

Live Sessions on July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29, 2015, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Using technology in teaching
  • Classroom assessments
  • Academic honesty and classroom civility
  • Evidence-based practices in teaching
  • Conflict management

Revitalizing Curriculum and Calibrating Faculty

Live Sessions on October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11 and November 18, 2015, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Faculty calibration
  • Creating a flipped classroom
  • Designing hybrid courses
  • Curriculum design and management
  • Faculty motivation


Learn more about the ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE programs or register online today . For alumni and group discount information, contact AAL Director of Professional Development Felicia Tucker-Lively at or 404-350-2098.

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Dental Education Association designates this activity for continuing education credits.


The Institute for Allied Health Educators (IAHE) is an American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and AAL Collaboration, with exclusive sponsorship from Colgate-Palmolive Co.