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Is Your Long-Term Care Home Ready to Build a Living Classroom?

  • Resource Type: Slides, Webinar
  • Posted On: March 14, 2019
  • Author/Source: Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Conestoga College
  • Audience(s): Academics, Educators, Leaders & Managers

Webinar Description

The Living Classroom model is an innovative educational experience developed by the RIA and Conestoga College. The education is delivered to Personal Support Worker (PSW) students on-site in a long-term care (LTC) home. It provides a space where post-secondary educators, students and those living and working in the home engage in a culture of interactive learning. Living Classrooms address workforce recruitment and retention challenges by training future PSWs who are better prepared and more motivated to work with older adults in LTC.

The objectives of this webinar are to:
• Understand the benefits of the Living Classroom model.
• Learn about the 10 essential building blocks of a successful Living Classroom.
• Know how to use the self-assessment tool for LTC homes to answer the question, “Is your LTC home ready to build a Living Classroom?”

This webinar was offered by the Ontario CLRI hosted at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and was presented on February 27, 2019.




Scott Mitchell, Knowledge Broker, Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

Scott Mitchell has been working in knowledge translation for the past 17 years, first in the community mental health sector and more recently in LTC and retirement. He is a founding member of the Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice and a board member for the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition.

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The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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