Welcome to Teaching Methodology: Dental Hygiene Education for the Adult Learner Part 1- 2 CE units provided.
After completion of this course the learner will:
As we created this course, we kept the emerging leaders in education in forefront in our mind. Those in current dental hygiene education positions, those who are considering a career in dental hygiene education and those who must meet the current requirement for CODA.
In the first module, you will learn about a adult learning theory rationale. We will discuss how to design dental hygiene curriculum, the adult theory rationale, and much more.
In the second module, we are going to demonstrate the learning process from beginner to competent. We’ll cover how to use the steps of theory learning, and the importance of positive team building. Plus, we’ll to show you 3 steps to the power of connection.
In the third module, we are going to communicate about the educators role to andragogy. We’ll show you why engaging adult learners in a self directed approach is crucial to your success, and we’ll show you how the active learning, experiential learning, collaborative learning skills, narrative learning and finally learning communities all engage the adult learner to apply the knowledge. This is a 2 hour course for 2 CE units.
Elena Ortega, MS RDH has been a Director of a University dental hygiene program, a published author in Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene Practice and Theory textbook. Ortega has also published research in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. She enjoys seeing students excel from beginner to advanced. This is part one of a series of courses designed for the dental hygiene educator.
Jody has over 25 years extensive experience as a clinical and didactic educator in dental hygiene. Jody has presented numerous continuing education courses to fellow faculty. Her background includes a masters in Sport Psychology with a strong emphasis on communication, team building and problem-solving. One of her favorite things has been co-teaching didactic classes with Elena Ortega for over 20 years!
Kirsten is the CEO and founder of CERDH.com her work has ranged from building educational technology for multiple start-ups in the dental industry, to building dental hygiene education teams with Fortune 500 companies. She can be contacted at [email protected]