When it comes to career readiness skills, most high school teachers focus on workplace skills like interviewing, professionalism, and customer service.
Whether you have to change your health science class because of changing standards or a new certification program, finding a good curriculum is both exciting and frustrating.
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When it comes to high school health science classes, it’s easy to find lesson ideas for introductory concepts like health career exploration or medical terminology.
Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the health care workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why you it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?
Teaching anatomy and physiology seems pretty straightforward. Give a lecture on the basics of a body system, the parts of the system, how it works, and how it interacts with the other body systems. Sounds simple, right? But even though the content is straightforward, a cut-and-dry lecture isn’t enough for a high school classroom. High school students need hands-on activities to help them remember important details and stay engaged with your lessons.
CTE health science programs are growing across the United States. As a result, there are more options for instructional materials than ever before. A popular choice for many health science classrooms is Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Biomedical Science program. This option can be the perfect fit for some classes, but not quite right for others. In this blog, we’ll review the biomedical science courses to help you decide if they’re the right fit for you and your students. But before we dive into the specifics of the courses, we’ll give a little background on Project Lead the Way!