Teachers who work with youth, whether in or outside the classroom, play a critical role in educating about healthcare careers. Southeast AHEC provides instructional tools, activities, and information educators can utilize to instruct students and their parents about the many careers in healthcare. Some of the resources the SESD AHEC provides are “In-A-Box” curriculums, Stop the Bleed training kits, and compression mannequins.
These programs offer a fun and exciting environment with real-world examples and experiences. Opportunities are designed for students to discover the possibilities available in healthcare professions, identify college prerequisites and requirements, and to become equipped with tools, information and resources needed to pursue an exciting and satisfying healthcare career.
The In-A-Box learning modules were developed by the Oregon Area Health Education Center. Southeast SD AHEC purchased the boxes to make them available to South Dakota classrooms. These tools are ideal for grades 4 through 8. Topics include Guts, Eye, Ear, Brain and Bones & Muscles. Included are teacher and ambassador handbooks along with links to other sources to expand the lesson. Each box contains hands-on artifacts like a foot model, sound meter, eye model, dvds, books, and “bag o’ guts simulation.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on getting healthcare career tools to your students. Watch our posts for more tools and links. See link to brochure below.