Fun Tools in the Classroom

Report
“Fun Tools in
the Classroom”
Presented by:
Elizabeth S. Silvey, RN, MSN
Lynn W. Hardison, RN, CMA, MBA-HMT
Challenges of Teaching
• Transitioning from the healthcare setting to a classroom
teacher
• Navigating updates and changes in the health science
curriculum
• Working with limited budgets to purchase equipment and
supplies
• Developing lesson plans for substitutes that are meaningful
and easy to follow
• Making challenging health-related topics interesting,
understandable, and FUN!
Health care Foundation
• Teaching health care foundation standards:
• Collaborate with the regional Area Health Education Center to
offer Youth Health Service Corp
• Module training that piggybacks nicely with Health Science II
curriculum
• Supplements North Carolina Honors level course requirements
• www.ahecnation.org
Health care Foundation
• East Carolina University Brody
Ambassadors
• Jackson Turbeville, Brody School of
Medicine
• [email protected]
• Prevent Blindness NC
• http://nc.preventblindness.org/
Health Care Foundation
• Volunteer Opportunities:
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American Red Cross
Community Blood Centers
Other Blood Centers
Local Community Organizations
Charity Organizations
Hospice
All of the above offer opportunities for Health Science II to earn
service hours and create projects to add to their portfolios.
Meaningful Movies
• Thought provoking movies can be great resources to reinforce
objectives in health science
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Used to create writing prompts
Evoke research using technology
Encourage classroom discussions and debates
Provide visualization for complex topics
Use in entirety or segments
Portfolios
• It is never too soon
to start creating
professional
portfolios
• Digital
• Hard-copy
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Resume
Transcript
Credentials
Honors and awards
Volunteer service
hours
• Letters of reference
• Immunization records
• Miscellaneous
Structural Organization
• Teaching anatomical and physiological
structures:
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Twinkie Surgery
Gummy Bear Lab
Snicker Skin
Hematocrit
Orange Brain
Walk the Heart
Picture Man
Bandana Head
Skeletal Crafts
Urinary Model
Body Journal
Structural Organization
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Vertebrae Model
Muscle Simon Says
Asthma Simulation
Glove Hearts
Cup Hearts
Jell-O Skin
Skin Model
Cerebrum Hats
Yarn Head
Neuron Man
Critical Thinking
• Teaching critical thinking, communication, and team building:
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Helium Pole
Magic Stones
Surfing the Tube
Bull’s Ring
Swiss Cheese Transport
Maze
Extemporaneous Clay or Foam Models
Pin the Tail on the Body Builder
Terminology Tiles
Scrabble
Group Draw
Fairy Tales using Legal and Ethical Terms
Review Activities
• Reviewing for formative and post assessments:
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Musical Circles
Beach Ball Toss
Foldables
Baseball
Medical Hop Scotch
Medical Simon Says
Extemporaneous Posters of Concepts
Resources
• National Consortium of Health Science Education
• http://www.healthscienceconsortium.org/
• North Carolina Centers for the Advancement of Teaching
• www.nccat.org
• Health Science-Activities in a Pinch
• [email protected]

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