Career Field: Healthcare
Adult Career Pathway: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Prepares Students For: CNA class at local college (Lake Superior College)
Target Student Population: TABE reading level equivalent of 6.0 or above
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Course Description: Provides a broad overview on a variety of skills and vocabulary needed to be a CNA. Students learn about various healthcare settings along with important workplace vocabulary, soft skills and potential career pathways. Students explore math necessary to be a CNA and gain knowledge of personal finance math. Also includes a growth mindset presentation and activity.
Duration: 3 hours a day, 12 days = 36 instructional hours
Curriculum Materials: Organized in Google folders, with one folder for each day. Daily materials include a simple lesson plan, vocabulary list and quizzes, instructional PowerPoint slides with accompanying worksheets, journal writing cues, and other learning activities.
Curriculum Pluses: Well organized and easy to follow. PowerPoint presentations include lots of course content along with visuals. Vocabulary lists are useful.
Curriculum Drawbacks: The course utilizes kahoot.com for independent vocabulary practice (there are a variety of CNA vocab learning games), but the specific kahoot links used are not included. The personal finance curriculum is not included, because it was developed by a third party and is copyrighted.
Author: Linnea Lebens, Duluth ABE; with various materials drawn from other curricula in ATLAS ACP online resource library