The conference committee has been hard at work curating a conference that has something for everyone. In addition to providing Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) updates, our sessions will offer important information for health care educators and nurse aide educators.

Sessions include:

  • Panel Discussion: Nurse Aide Perspectives in Caregiving and Work Environment
  • Hoarding in a Senior Setting
  • The Science of Happiness — The Keys to Having Happiness in Your Everyday Life
  • Drumming for Vitality

Conference Session Spotlight – Drumming for Vitality

Speaker: Matt Price

Matt is a passionate and professional music educator with more than 14 years of teaching experience, nearly three decades of drumming expertise, and a degree from Berklee College of Music. His enthusiasm and engaging teaching style captivate students, making the learning process exciting and enjoyable. Matt firmly believes in the profound influence of rhythm on our lives, and he has wholeheartedly committed himself to sharing this transformative knowledge with others. Through his teaching, he instills inspiration and empowerment, enabling individuals and communities to unlock their creative potential and forge deep connections with their mind, body, and spirit. Matt seamlessly combines the arts of rhythm, movement, and mindfulness to provide a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.

Experience the power of “Rhythmic Entrainment” by playing rhythms together in a group. This phenomenon synchronizes the brain and body, resulting in both individual and collective benefits. Learn how drumming may benefit long-term care residents by:

  • encouraging human connections
  • enhancing communication
  • promoting collaboration
  • building new pathways in the brain
  • providing effective stress relief
  • getting the body moving
  • improving leadership skills

Please visit the schedule page for session details.

This conference is organized and facilitated by the Workforce Education and Development Department within the College of Education.

Penn State College of Education