How a Health Science Teacher Meets Diverse Student Needs with HealthCenter21

The nice thing about HealthCenter21 is that I know the information is being updated. For me, this is the biggest selling point. It’s not something you buy now and use for five years without updates. It's updated as new technologies are developed. You can’t do that with a textbook.

Sue Lefler
Auburn Career Center

Sue Lefler teaches Allied Health Technology classes at Auburn Career Center in Concord Township, Ohio.

While Sue faces typical day to day stresses like any health science instructor, her position is unique when it comes to her students.

At Auburn Career Center, students come from 11 different schools across two counties — some from rural areas and some from outside of Cleveland.

This means that Sue’s classroom has a large variety of student backgrounds and knowledge. Some students have a clear career path in mind, and others simply know if they want to work in health care.

With all of this diversity, Sue needed a way to meet the needs of each student without spending hours and hours planning everything on her own.

That’s when she found HealthCenter21.

Now Sue’s teaching her student in the ways they learn best and better preparing them for health care professions!

Here’s how HealthCenter21 helped Sue meet the needs of her unique classroom.

Providing Differentiation with Digital Health Science Curriculum

What Sue loves most about HealthCenter21 is that it fits perfectly into her blended teaching style. Blended learning works for both Sue and her students because it allows her to mix up and differentiate her lessons.

Sue does this by assigning lessons within HealthCenter21 for students to complete each week. At the same time, she includes other activities and hands-on skills work related to those lessons. This ensures the students are learning the material in different ways, so students will remember it regardless of how they learn best.

Sue credits this combination of HealthCenter21 and he own projects for making the lessons “come alive” for her students. “The kids respond well to blended learning,” she says.

HealthCenter21 helps Sue differentiate her classroom in another way — creating new opportunities for independent learning.

Because the HealthCenter21 lessons are online, Sue’s students can complete them at their own paces.

For Sue, this is what makes it seamless in her classroom. “They usually work on HealthCenter21 while in class,” she says. “But if someone is sick, behind, or doesn’t progress as fast, they can do it at home which is a huge help.”

By allowing students to work independently, Sue is ensuring each student has as much time as they need to fully understand the content. This is key with such a diverse classroom and has made a huge difference both to her and her students.

“The students like the fact that they can work at their own speed and that they can work from home,” Sue says. “If they are having an off day in class, they can catch up at home. All in all, they like HealthCenter21.”

HealthCenter21 Bonus: Up to Date Curriculum

As Sue used HealthCenter21, she soon realized that it met another need — keeping her curriculum up to date with industry standards.

Because HealthCenter21 is online, updates are seamlessly delivered to teachers and students without the need to download software or purchase a new version.

“The nice thing about HealthCenter21 is that I know the information is being updated,” she says. “For me, this is the biggest selling point. It’s not something you buy now and use for five years without updates. It's updated as new technologies are developed. You can’t do that with a textbook.”

Not only does this save Sue from having to review her lessons for accuracy, but it gives her peace of mind knowing that her students are learning the correct information.

“These kids are going on to nursing school or pre-med. They really need to understand what’s new and what’s out there and I know that HealthCenter21 is being updated to support that,” she says.

Overall, HealthCenter21 helps Sue ensure her students are ready for the workforce, no matter how the industry is changing!

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