ACP Lesson Plan
|Title: Investigating Jobs in the Healthcare Industry
|Author: Lara J. Nichols
|Subject(s): High School Science
|Grade Level(s): 10-12
|Total Time: 3, 45 minute class periods
Overview / Description: students will begin to collaborate in small groups, to come up with a list of careers within the hospital setting. Lists will be shared out as a class, with each student then choosing one job with which to create a Google slides presentation.
After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .
*Work in a small group as well as individually to create a list, followed by a presentation
*Research and compile information in the following areas: 1) The amount of school/ training needed for their chosen job 2) The typical work day for this job, including what hours are worked on shift 3) The current job market for that job, here in NE Wisconsin 4) Pay scale for this job 5) Opportunities for advancement within the career
Workplace Readiness Skill: (place an X in front of all which apply)
|Attitude and Initiative
|Planning and Organization
Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards:
CD3.a: Investigate the world of work in
order to gain knowledge of self in order to
make informed career decisions.
CD3.b: Examine and evaluate opportunities
that could enhance life and career plans and
articulate plan to guide decisions and
EHS1.b: Engage in systems thinking and
inquiry processes that identify problems
while analyzing the impacts of decisions
made now and in the future.
EHS1.d: Implement personal and jobsite
safety rules and regulations to maintain and
improve safe and healthful working
conditions and environments.
Wisconsin Model Standards for School Counseling: (Career Domain)
Standard G: Students will acquire the self-knowledge necessary to make informed career decisions.
Standard H: Students will understand the relationship between educational achievement and career development.
Materials: Healthcare careers videos from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3cLMA-7CI (Surgical Technologist); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mYftV3X69o (Job roles for Hospital Administrator); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bncXudYhfLU (Radiology Tech Q&A); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WPix2lbp64 (Should you become a Physical Therapist Assistant?); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N52bCtKhK8g (What you NEED to know before deciding to become a nurse); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zm0HvDRjpU (What is a Medical Laboratory Scientist?); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QrsD9ypbA (Paramedics, AEMT & EMT; Differences, Job duties/ Requirements)
Individual Chromebooks or similar; access to the internet;
WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)
|Learning Activity Task
|WHO is responsible
for this step?
|Introduction to Healthcare Careers
|Think/ Pair/ Share - a list of possible careers in the healthcare industry
|Whole Group Discussion: a teacher led discussion regarding the lists
that each group has come up with. Teacher should be prepared to lead
the students into thinking "outside of the box"
|FCFS: Students choose a possible career to investigate, from the list, or any other teacher approved job with which to create a Google Slides presentation.
|Student Work Time on Presentations
|1 45 min class
Assessment: Following all student presentations, there will be peer review, followed by a grade by the teacher
Wrap-Up: Close out this activity as a means to bounce to lessons from the NIH on emerging and re-emerging diseases & disease control
Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment): An excellent extension activity would be for the rockstars to schedule a job shadow opportunity at HSHS St. Clare in Oconto Falls (Frieda Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-433-8226)