In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience and discuss your observations. T

In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience and discuss your observations. The written portion of this assignment should include:

  1. Summary of teaching plan
  2. Epidemiological rationale for topic
  3. Evaluation of teaching experience
  4. Community response to teaching
  5. Areas of strengths and areas of improvement

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Please use the attached community teaching plan for this assignment. Use the teaching plan proposal to guide you in creating a presentation that you did on the topic at the location listed. Be as creative as you can that sounds realistic.

Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal

Planning and Topic

Directions: Develop an educational series proposal for your community using one of the following four topics:

1. Bioterrorism/Disaster

2. Environmental Issues

3. Primary Prevention/Health Promotion

4. Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population

Planning Before Teaching:

Name and Credentials of Teacher: Patience Nehikhare, ADN
Estimated Time Teaching Will Last: 30 min Location of Teaching: 5th Ward GO Neighborhood Health & Wellness Fair

3303 Lyons Ave

Supplies, Material, Equipment Needed: Paper to create and make copies of pamphlets, food props to show a healthy plate Estimated Cost: $150
Community and Target Aggregate: 5th Ward families and minorities

Primary Prevention/Health Promotion

Identification of Focus for Community Teaching (Topic Selection): Healthy nutrition for children and families

Epidemiological Rationale for Topic (Statistics Related to Topic): Two-thirds of adults in the US are obese. One-third of US children are overweight and 17% are obese. Excluding illnesses and other genetic factors, poor nutrition is a common factor leading to obesity.

Teaching Plan Criteria

Your teaching plan will be graded based on its effectiveness and relevance to the population selected. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Nursing Diagnosis: Imbalanced nutrition: more than body requirements related to deficient knowledge about nutritional needs, food intake, or food preparation.

Readiness for Learning: Identify the factors that would indicate the readiness to learn for the target aggregate. Include emotional and experiential readiness to learn.

· Voiced interest in improving nutritional habits

· Voiced concern over increasing weight in self or family members

· Psychological capacity to learn healthy nutrition habits

· Open and engaging body language

Learning Theory to Be Utilized: Explain how the theory will be applied.

The Behavior Learning Theory is the best approach to improve nutrition and healthy habits among children and families. With the behavioral approach, I will teach families how to incorporate healthy habits into their daily lifestyle. To accomplish this, I will create a pamphlet for families to take home with them that will include the information covered in my presentation. The pamphlet will also include a list of local resources that the family can use to continue their journey. During my presentation, I will teach families about the important food groups and how much of each should be including in each meal. My presentation will focus on healthier alternatives and ways to modify their current eating habits rather than restricting them from foods they love. I will have healthy plate samples and I will allow each family to create a healthy plate that includes all food groups as well as the proper proportions. We will also discuss grocery shopping habits and how to avoid certain isles when shopping with children.

Goal: Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) objective(s) utilized as the goal for the teaching. Include the appropriate objective number and rationale for using the selected HP2020 objective (use at least one objective from one of the 24 focus areas). If an HP2020 objective does not support your teaching, explain how your teaching applies to one of the two overarching HP2020 goals.

· NWS -8 Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight by promoting healthy nutrition and exercise habits

· NWS-10 Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are considered obese by teaching them healthy nutrition habits and ways to increase their physical activity

· NWS -11 Prevent inappropriate weight gain in youth and adults by encouraging the proper consumption of foods and monitoring intake

· NWS – 14 Increase the contribution of fruits to the diets of the population aged 2 and older by teaching proper nutrition

How Does This HP2020 Objective Relate to Alma Ata’s Health for All Global Initiatives

All the listed objectives include healthy habits that will promote healthier lifestyles. These children and families will reduce their risks for many significant diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Furthermore, the more attention people pay towards their health, the more likely they are to seek medical care if there are signs of any issues. To seek care, they would first need to have health coverage or know ways of obtaining it.

Develop Behavioral Objectives (Including Domains), Content, and Strategies/Methods:

Behavioral Objective and Domain

Example – Third-grade students will name one healthy food choice in each of the five food groups by the end of the presentation. (Cognitive Domain)

Content (be specific)

Example – The Food Pyramid has five food groups which are….

Healthy foods from each group are…. Unhealthy foods containing a lot of sugar or fat are….


(label and describe)

Example – Interactive poster presentation of the Food Pyramid. After an explanation of the poster and each food category, allow students to place pictures of foods on the correct spot on the pyramid. Also, have the class analyze what a child had for lunch by putting names of foods on the poster and discussing what food group still needs to be eaten throughout day.


Parents will name on healthy food option in each of the five food groups by the end of the presentation.

1. There are many different healthy food options for families to choose from. The five food groups are carbs, proteins, milk and dairy, fruits and veggies, and fats and sugars. 1. After the pamphlet presentation and visual presentation, parents can use the materials to choose options from each food group.
2. Children will be able to create one healthy plate using the props provided by the end of the presentation. 2. provides interactive visuals for children to determine what foods should be included on their plate. 2. Children will be given activities that explain a healthy plate and children will then show proof of understanding by putting together a healthy plate using props.
3. Families will recite at least two exercises they can engage in each week by the end of the presentation. 3. Any hobby or activity can be exercise so families should choose what fun things they enjoy as a family. 3. After learning about healthy and fun exercise during the presentation, families will write down two exercises and hand them in to be added to their file.
5. Parents will provide their contact information by the end of the participation to receive follow-up communications and create a more detailed plan. 4. Regular follow-up will increase compliance to healthier habits and allow more engaging conversations regarding any misunderstandings. 4. Before leaving the health fair, parents will write down their contact information on a sheet provided to be added to their file.

Creativity: How was creativity applied in the teaching methods/strategies?

Props and handouts will be used to provide visuals and interactions. Families are encouraged to involve their children and families will do role playing activities during the presentation.

Planned Evaluation of Objectives (Outcome Evaluation): Describe what you will measure for each objective and how.

1. I will measure for understanding by asking open ended questions.

2. I will measure knowledge retention by examining whether each parent and child can choose healthy options from each food group and create a healthy plate.

3. I will measure commitment by whether or not families provide contact information.

4. I will measure for willingness to change during follow-up communications by measuring what steps families have taken to improve their health status.

Planned Evaluation of Goal: Describe how and when you could evaluate the overall effectiveness of your teaching plan.

I will measure my overall goal six months from my presentation by engaging in monthly follow-up calls with each family and setting goals to be met before the next meeting. I will initially check the weights of each family members immediately following the presentation and will require the families to send in their weights weekly. I will also speak with the children on the monthly calls to ask them how their eating and exercise habits have changed since the presentation.

Planned Evaluation of Lesson and Teacher (Process Evaluation):

I can present my results to my instructor in a power point presentation. This would need to be after the six-month mark for complete results. However, I can also create preliminary data following the presentation and the first follow-up that will occur within the next 7 days following.

Barriers: What are potential barriers that may arise during teaching and how will those be handled?

Resistance is the major barrier I plan to have to deal with. I will engage in regular communication with each family and identify any resistance barriers early on. I will also personally visit any families that are missing regularly scheduled follow-ups. I also think financial constraints might be an issue so I will help families find healthy options within their budget.

Therapeutic Communication

4.2 Communicate therapeutically with patients.

How will you begin your presentation and capture the interest of your audience? Describe the type of activity will you use with your audience to exhibit active listening? Describe how you applied active listening in tailoring your presentation to your audience? How will you conclude your presentation? What nonverbal communication techniques will you employ?

I plan to begin my communication with jokes and fun banter to capture their attendance. I will then ask serious questions about their current nutrition habits and how it’s contributing to their future goals. I will engage in open conversations with my audience by interacting with them. They will not be allowed to just watch, but they will become part of the presentation. They will be part of demonstrations and role-playing activities. Furthermore, I will ask them for personal accounts of where they learned their nutrition habits and how they can improve them. I will maintain eye contact for all participants, and I will monitor body language for signs of confusion or understanding. I will conclude by presentation by obtaining contact information from all participants for future follow-up.

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