Research demonstrates that achieving high-yield, active-learning experiences requires specific learner behaviors and the motivation to participate. Small-group activities will engage participants (a) in a discovery of the meanings of the ICAP model for learner behaviors and self-determination theory of motivation; and (b) to utilize these two principles to design active learning that incorporates both sets of explicitly learner-centered principles. Participants will emerge with a research-informed framework for designing or evaluating learning experiences through observation for intended behaviors and learner motivation.


Upon completion, workshop participants will be able to:

1) Recognize learner behaviors within the Interactive-Constructive-Active-Passive model

2) Identify instructional and assessment strategies that do, or do not, favor development of autonomy support to motivate learners

3) Initiate design of a learning session using ICAP and self-determination theory.


Gary A. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning, SOM

Rebecca Hartley, Director of Office of Program Evaluation, Education and Research, SOM


The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Information

CME certified events are subject to registration fees. Registration and fee schedule information appears below.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including additional workshop information and instructions regarding remitting payment, if applicable.

Registration Fees

The deadline to register for CME certified workshops is 10 business days prior to the date of the event.

Dollar Amount Class of Registrant Types of Payment Accepted


UNM/HSC Employee

Tuition remission benefit (for eligible UNM employees), credit card or personal check


Non-UNM participant

Credit card or personal check


UNM students of any level, residents, fellows, postdocs, preceptors, or volunteer faculty

Sponsored by the UNM School of Medicine Office of Education


The following categories of registrants, sponsored by the UNM School of Medicine Office of Education, may (if eligible) receive CME credit without incurring a registration fee: UNM students of any level, residents, fellows, postdocs, preceptors, or volunteer faculty. If an alternate of payment than those listed is required, please contact CPL prior to registration.

1) Payment of registration fees is due no later than five (5) business days prior to the event. Please see registration form for more information.

2) Full refunds are available to those providing written or email cancellation requests up to one week prior to the event date. Refunds less a $40 administration fee will be available to those who provide written cancellation within five (5) business days of the event date. No refunds will be provided to those who register but fail to attend, or who cancel their registration on the day of the event.

To arrange for a special session for your group, e-mail or call (505) 272-3942.

Upcoming Workshops

November 17, 2020, 9:00 -11:30 am
Register by 11/3/2020
April 28, 2021, 9:30 -11:30 am
Register by 4/13/2021