Skills for Disease Prevention and Screening
Sample Lesson Review(40 minutes)
Discussion Methods: Paired discussions and facilitated large group discussion
Handouts: Sample Lesson Packet
Distribute and briefly review the Sample Lesson Packet (5 minutes)
- Explain that this packet of lessons does not constitute a syllabus. The lessons are not sequential nor are they related to one another. They were developed to illustrate a range of possible lessons.
- Note that several of the lessons set the groundwork to pursue project-based learning activities in the classroom. This enables students to develop skills in the context of a project. The follow-up activities to the lessons include suggestions for several projects that students can do, such as “Pick a screening program and describe who should be screened and how the screening is done.”
Review and evaluate one sample lesson (20 minutes)
- Ask the participants to work in pairs with someone who teaches in the same area (e.g., ESOL, ABE, GED) or with students at a similar learner level (e.g., beginning English proficiency, advanced GED students). This will enable pairs to discuss the appropriateness and applicability of the various lessons within their own teaching context.
- Ask participants to quickly scan the sample lessons with their partner.
- Ask each pair to choose one lesson to examine in depth (one that they might consider teaching).
- Ask the pairs to use the questions on the Lesson Review Sheet found in the Sample Lesson Packet to guide their examination of the lesson.
Bring the participants together as a large group (15 minutes)
Facilitate a group discussion with a focus on an initial evaluation of the sample lessons.
- First, ask each pair to name the lesson they examined.
- Then use the following questions to guide the large-group discussion.
- To what extent do the sample lessons address your students’ concerns and issues discovered through the needs assessment activity?
- Which lessons do you anticipate trying out in your classes? Why?