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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: BrainPop

BrainPopLearning List recently reviewed BrainPOP’s core content resources (i.e., science, social studies, mathematics, and English language arts) for grades K-8. BrainPOP is a supplemental program that supports instruction in the core content areas as well as technology, arts and music, and health. Resources are available online and include some printable materials (e.g., worksheets). Instruction uses engaging videos and interactive concept maps to address content.

BrainPOP organizes content in “Topics” that address a range of subject-area concepts (e.g., atoms, citizenship, writing skills). Topics include a short movie in which an animated characters named Annie (grades K-3) and Tim (grades 4-8) and their robot friend Moby explore a question (e.g., How do tornadoes form?). Movies provide background information, explore and illustrate key concepts (e.g., updrafts), and introduce and define new vocabulary.

After the movie, students can “Make a Map” and/or take a short quiz over content. Make a Map allows students to create a concept map using a set of premade map templates, such as compare and contrast, vocabulary, cyclical relationships, and problem/solution analysis. Tools also allow students to create entirely new concept maps. The quiz is a five-question multiple-choice check for understanding.

Other resources include content-related games, an “FYI” feature, and additional activities related to the video. FYI is a set of 5-paragraph, illustrated, informational articles and a related comic that extend students’ learning. For example, the FYI for a social studies topic addressing the California Gold Rush includes articles about traveling to California Trail and the Donner Party, John Sutter, and a comic addressing gold prices.

About BrainPOP*

BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Avraham Kadar, M.D., an immunologist and pediatrician, as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, BrainPOP is used in 25 percent of U.S. elementary and middle schools, with rapid international growth. An in-house team of educators, animators, and writers produce and continually improve BrainPOP, incorporating valuable teacher and parent input.

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

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New Review: Edgenuity’s Chemistry

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[Source: Edgenuity]

Learning List has reviewed Edgenuity’s Chemistry. The comprehensive, online course supports instruction in blended learning and self-paced environments. Video-based lessons focus on developing students’ understanding of chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. Instruction includes virtual and classroom-based lab activities. Diagnostic pre-tests ensure that instruction is individualized for each student.

Content is presented in video-based lectures with accompanying whiteboard notes and demonstrations. Each lesson begins with an interactive warm-up that frames the lesson topic, establishes learning goals, connects to prior learning, and introduces new vocabulary and concepts. Core instruction is presented in video lectures by engaging, highly-qualified teachers, with accompanying white board demonstrations of concepts and skills. The use of multiple teachers ensures that students experience a range of instructional styles.

Virtual labs provide interactive learning experiences in which students use simulated lab equipment, such as microscopes and test tubes, to explore concepts. Instruction addresses lab safety and some lessons include classroom-based wet labs to be completed with teacher oversight. Many labs include a downloadable student guide with step-by-step instructions and resources to support data collection and analysis.

About Edgenuity*

Edgenuity provides engaging online and blended learning education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning.

This content is provided by or adapted from Edgenuity.

 

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New Review: DynaStudy’s DynaNotes Math Eligible TEKS Program

Source: DynaStudy

[Source: DynaStudy]

Learning List has reviewed DynaStudy’s DynaNotes Math Eligible TEKS Program for grades 6-8.  DynaNotes is a supplemental learning aid to support mathematics instruction in grades 3 through Algebra 2. Student resources are in print format and teacher materials are on a CD-ROM. Instruction at each grade level addresses each of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) assessed by the applicable STAAR test.

At each grade level, DynaNotes presents content using a four-page set of “Student Course Notes” and an accompanying “Student Activity Book.” Student Course Notes are coated cardstock notes broken into categories related to the TEKS strands for each grade level (e.g., Geometry and Spatial Reasoning). Categories are broken into sections that address a subset of the strand (e.g., circles) and provide notes on specific content (e.g., radius, diameter). Section notes summarize fundamental concepts in short, easy-to-read text, clear examples, and colorful illustrations, tables, and graphs. The Student Activity Book provides a set of corresponding activities for each section of the Student Course Notes.

Teacher materials are provided on a CD-ROM and include “Student Course Notes and Lessons,” TEKS alignment documents, and answer keys to problems in Student Activity Books. Course Notes and Lessons present the Student Course Notes for each section and an accompanying lesson plan.  Lesson plans present the TEKS addressed by instruction, whole group warm-up exercises and discussion questions, and references to the accompanying activities in the Student Activity Book.

About DynaStudy*

DynaStudy, Inc., is an award-winning educational publishing company headquartered in Texas. DynaStudy is the creator and sole source provider of all DynaNotes brand products. DynaStudy strives to provide the most effective research-based, student-centered tools that are both motivating for students and affordable for schools. DynaStudy is proud to be WBE certified (Women’s Business Enterprise) by WBENC/WBEA and also HUB certified (Historically Underutilized Business) by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from DynaStudy.

 

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New Review: Learning A-Z’s Raz Plus

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[source: Learning A-Z]

Learning A-Z’s Raz Plus is a supplemental program that supports reading instruction in grades K-5. Resources are available online and may be downloaded and printed or displayed using classroom projection devices. Instruction focuses on developing proficient readers using texts that match students’ individual reading levels. Learning List has recently completed reviews of Learning A-Z’s Raz Plus grades K-5.

Reading A-Z content is organized in 27 reading levels (i.e., aa to Z2) that gradually increase in difficulty. Levels are identified using Learning A-Z’s proprietary “Text Leveling System.” This system considers qualitative indicators (e.g., author’s purpose), quantitative measures (e.g., word count), and reader and task considerations (e.g., student interest and skill) to provide a rounded measure of text complexity. Learning A-Z provides a “Level Correlation Chart” aligning its complexity levels with other widely used measures (e.g., Lexiles, Fountas & Pinnell).

At each level of text complexity, Reading A-Z provides two “Benchmark Books” that assess students’ readiness for instruction. Core instruction is presented through the use of more than 1,400 leveled texts and their associated “Guided Lessons.” Texts include a balance of fiction and non-fiction selections. Lessons address fluency, comprehension, writing, vocabulary and foundational skills, such as letter recognition, phonological awareness, and phonics. Each leveled reader is accompanied by a set of instructional resources, including worksheets and quizzes.

Teachers may enable individual students and/or classes to access the online “On Your Own Book Room.”  The Book Room contains a variety of independent reading materials in eBook format, including Spanish-language books, poetry, and texts that emphasize high frequency vocabulary.

 

About Learning A-Z*

Learning A-Z is an education technology company dedicated to expanding literacy through thoughtfully designed resources. Learning A-Z provides research-based PreK-6 products that enhance instruction and improve learning.

This content is provided by or adapted from Learning A-Z.

 

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