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Career and Technical Education: Principles of Health Science

Learning List has reviewed each of the six Proclamation 2017 CTE products that have been state adopted for Principles of Health Science.  Please find a brief overview of each product below:surgery

  1. Applied Educational Systems’ HealthCenter21 is a comprehensive, digital curriculum that provides a library of learning modules that support teacher-led and self-directed study and facilitate instruction in blended learning environments. Instruction prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams.
  1. E. Publishing’s Introduction to Health Care in a Flash! An Interactive, Flash-Card Approach covers basic concepts in anatomy and physiology and introduces students to careers in the health care field. Instruction discusses how different cultures, customs, and religious beliefs may affect a patient’s health care choices. Materials are available in print format with additional online components.
  1. Cengage Learning’s DHO [Diversified Health Occupations] Health Science, 8th Edition, provides an overview of the knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of health care professions as well as the specific skills needed to prepare for some careers (e.g., dental assistant). Instruction provides opportunities for students to practice implementing medical procedures (e.g., donning and removing transmission-based isolation garments). Resources are available in print format and include additional online components. 
  1. CEV Multimedia’s Principles of Health Science presents content in PowerPoint and video lessons. Instruction begins with a set of lessons addressing general topics (e.g., professional communication, mathematics in health science), followed by lessons addressing human development (e.g., fetal and infant, adolescent male), workplace skills (e.g., leadership styles, managing people), and health informatics, diagnostic and support services, and biotechnology research. 
  1. Goodheart-Willcox’s Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future, 1st Edition, introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to for entry-level occupations in the health science career cluster. Instruction addresses the Precision Exams’ Health Science Standards and prepares students for the Precision Exams’ Standards and Career Skills Exam and certification. Resources support instruction in blended learning environments.
  1. Pearson’s Principles of Health Science, Texas Edition, covers the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of entry-level jobs in the medical field and includes cross-curricular links to content in math, science, and language arts. Frequent application activities are integrated throughout instruction. Resources are available in print and eBook formats.

 

 

 

 

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New Review: Cengage Learning’s The American Pageant, 16th Edition

Cengage's The American Pageant

Learning List has reviewed Cengage Learning’s The American Pageant, 16th Edition, which is a comprehensive resource that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes additional online components. The text provides a narrative discussion of U.S. history focusing on the political, economic, societal, and cultural forces that have shaped the country.

The American Pageant is organized in five chronological parts that begin with early Native American societies (ca 33,000 B.C.E.) and end with contemporary events (i.e., 2014). Each chapter begins with a short quote from a key individual of the period and a brief introduction. Textboxes present short quotes from diverse individuals from the period (e.g., an African American woman describing her experiences in the Jim Crow South, and John F. Kennedy).

Resources include a sets of multiple-choice and short-answer questions formatted to reflect what students will see on the AP exam, including stimulus-based questions. The text includes a section titled “Practice Materials for the AP United States History Examination” that contains document-based questions and long essay questions to help students prepare for the exam.

About Cengage Learning*

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K–12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Cengage Learning.

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New Review: TeachMe’s Math Games

TeachMe Math GamesLearning List has reviewed TeachMe’s Math Games. This is a supplemental online product that supports math instruction for grades PK-8. Instruction uses an online suite of math games and apps to engage students using interactive, play-based learning experiences. Games address the Common Core State Standards Mathematics (CCSSM) content standards at each grade level. The CCSSM Mathematical Process Standards are not taught.

Math Games organizes content at each grade level by math skills (e.g., comparison, fractions) and CCSSM content standards. Instruction is presented in games that provide corrective feedback and progress through a set of related skills. Many games are text-based and require students to read instructions, word problems, and written answers, which may present challenges for emerging readers, struggling readers, and English language learners. A robotic audio reader is provided.

Learning List’s reviewers found Math Games to be a valuable resource in supporting RtI students, noting that teachers may create customized lessons to improve fluency and to address basic concepts (e.g., open or closed shapes) that build understanding of more rigorous content. Math Games are available at no cost at www.mathgames.com

About TeachMe*

TeachMe’s games and apps are guided by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and pay careful attention to regional curriculum all over the world. Math Games uses a customized approach to learning and games change based on who is playing, their mastery of skills and their experiences.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Math Games.

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s (Silberberg) Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Edition

McGraw Hill's Silberberg ChemistryLearning List has reviewed McGraw Hill’s (Silberberg) Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Edition.  This comprehensive resource supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry courses. Content is available in print and digital formats with additional online resources. Instruction emphasizes problem solving and the process and contemporary applications of chemistry, including advances in computing.

The text features vivid photographs and illustrations to support understanding. “Macroscopic-to-microscopic” illustrations combine a photograph of a chemical event (e.g., aqueous ionic reaction) with an illustration of the event at the microscopic molecular level and include the symbolic representation of the event. Frequent sample problems are provided. Sample problems have step-by-step solutions that demonstrate the plansolvecheck approach and include “Follow-Up” practice problems. Some sample problems contain illustrations and “Road Map” tips (e.g., “103mL = 1L”) to help students better understand the solution strategy.

Chapters contain “Tools of the Laboratory” and “Chemical Connections” articles. Tools of the Laboratory discusses tools, techniques, and procedures used in the chemistry lab. Chemical Connections (e.g. Chemical Connections to Environmental Science) provide the the connection between chemistry and other fields of study. Course eBooks have highlighting, bookmarking, and note taking tools. Additional online resources for Silberberg Chemistry include SmartBook adaptive reading materials, and ONnboard and SCOREboard adaptive tools that help students prepare for the course and the AP exam.

About McGraw Hill Education*

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient and effective experiences – grounded in research.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education.

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s A History of Europe in the Modern World (Palmer), AP

McGraw Hill's A History of Europe (Palmer)Learning List recently reviewed McGraw Hill’s A History of Europe in the Modern World (Palmer), AP Edition. Available in print and digital formats, this comprehensive course supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) European History. Instruction emphasizes Europe’s role in modern global exchanges, nation building, transnational commercial systems, colonial empires, and cultural transitions.

 

Europe in the Modern World begins with a “Geography and History” article that explains how geography shapes cultural understandings and its role in framing the study of European history.  The text’s first chapter is titled “The Rise of Europe” and summarizes modern Europe’s roots in the ancient and medieval worlds. Subsequent chapters are organized chronologically and focus on specific historical periods (e.g., “The Growing Power of Western Europe, 1640-1750”).

 

Instruction illustrates how primary and secondary sources reflect cultural understandings and assumptions. For example, some chapters include a “Historical Interpretations and Debates” feature that presents two very different perspectives on an event, individual, or cultural change of the period (e.g., the Industrial Revolution’s effects on work and domestic life). The course also underscores the experiences and developing roles of women in European history.

 

Europe in the Modern World’s end-of-chapter and test bank questions are formatted to reflect the types of questions on the AP World History exam. Additional online components, available separately from the publisher, support student self-study and preparation for AP exams (e.g., ONboard).

 

About McGraw Hill Education*

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient and effective experiences – grounded in research.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education.

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry

LApex Learning's Texas Geometryearning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry. This is a comprehensive, online geometry product for Texas students. Core content is presented online and includes some printable materials. The course focuses on developing students’ conceptual understanding, computational skills, and proficiency in solving problems. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit-recovery programs.

Texas Geometry is organized in two semesters. The first semester’s content is presented in five units that cover the foundations of geometry, triangles, right triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, and circles without coordinates. The second semester presents content in four units that address coordinate geometry, constructions and transformations, three-dimensional solids, and applications of probability. Across semesters, students learn to reason mathematically and to use mathematical models and tools to solve real-world problems.

Each unit begins with a short video introduction that frames the real-world applications of what students will learn and connects new content to prior learning. Subsequent instruction is provided through a set of online activities and, where appropriate, accompanying worksheets. Each unit and semester ends with two versions of a unit/semester exam—one version presents open-ended questions and the second is made up of multiple choice items.

About Apex Learning*

Apex Learning’s digital curriculum is designed to support all students in achieving their potential, from those struggling with grade-level content to those capable of accelerating their learning. The curriculum is designed to actively engage students in learning—combining embedded supports and scaffolds to meet diverse student needs, actionable data to inform instruction, and success management, to ensure students get the outcomes they need.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

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