Community Teaching Plan: Teaching Experience Paper

Community Teaching Plan: Teaching Experience Paper

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Note: This is an individual assignment. 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

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Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal

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

  • Bioterrorism/Disaster
  • Environmental Issues
  • Primary Prevention/Health Promotion
  • Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population

Planning Before Teaching:

Name and Credentials of Teacher:TetianaDemosthenis, RN


Estimated Time Teaching Will Last:

20 min

Location of Teaching:

Greek Catholic Church in Denver, CO

Supplies, Material, Equipment Needed:


Estimated Cost:

15$-20$ (paper A4 and ink)

Community and Target Aggregate: Catholic community, mostly adults


Topic: Bioterrorism/Disaster, Fire



Epidemiological Rationale for Topic (statistics related to topic):

1) On average, over 2,500 forest fires occur in Colorado each year. Most of these fires are small and quickly extinguished, but large, catastrophic fires can and do occur. (1)

2) The Hayman Fire—the largest fire in Colorado’s recorded history, with nearly 138,000 acres burned (an area that is about 40 percent larger than the city of Denver!) took place in 2002. (1)


3) The most expensive wildfire in Colorado state history was the June 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs with estimated insured losses totaling $453.7 millionfrom 6,648 claims. Officials put the number of homes destroyed at 346. (2)


4) The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history is the June 2013 Black Forest Fire. Estimated insured losses totaled $420.5 million resulting from approximately 4,173 homeowner and auto insurance claims filed. El Paso County reports 486 structures burned in the blaze. (2)



Nursing Diagnosis:

Deficient knowledge


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

Understanding and verbalizing need to know more about the disaster, asking questions, making an eye contact, interact with the speaker by participating in a discussion about the issue.


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.

The Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) objective that I chose is:

PREP-11(Developmental) Increase the proportion of adults who received information about disaster preparedness in the last 6 months.



How Does This HP2020 Objective Relate to Alma Ata’s Health for All Global Initiatives (See page 116 in the textbook)?

The HP2020 Objective relates to Alma Ata’s Health For All global initiatives by expressing the need to be prepared in case of a disaster event and protect public’s health and lives.




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)

(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.

1. Community members will discuss the emergency plan with the family members. (3)



1.The emergency plan should include:

a) staying tuned in with emergency alerts and warnings;

b) having a shelter plan in case of evacuation;

c) identifying the evacuation route;

d) making a list of phone numbers.

1. The teacher will provide members with the information and clarify the topic in easy to understand terms.
2. Community members will verbalize specific need in their household(3).




2. Factors that should be considered are:

a) different ages of family members;

b) dietary needs;

c)any disabilities;

d) pets;

e) medical needs;

f) responsibilities for assisting other family members.


2. The teacher will name examples of possible needs and give members an idea of what to consider regarding the specific family needs.
3. Community members will identify three emergency kit items and place where it will be stored. (4)




3.Emergency kit should include:

Drinking water, non-perishable foods, fire extinguisher, compass, flashlight and extra batteries, reflective vest in case you need help, first aid kit, changing clothes.

3. The teacher will encourage discussion by asking what emergency kit might include. The examples of items will also be listed in the pamphlet.
4. Community members will identify 3 resources for emergency preparedness. (4)



4. American Red Cross, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Fire Protection Association4. The teacher will provide audience with the resources. It will also be pointed out in the pamphlet.



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


The meeting took place in the friendly and pleasant environment of the church meeting hall. It is a small catholic community and everybody knows each other. So, it was not difficult to engage audience in conversation. It took place in a relaxed and easygoing setting. Coffee, tea, and snacks were available to everyone.




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


1)      The church members will be present during the community teaching project.


2)      The teacher will engage members in the discussion about importance of being prepared for fire emergency.


3)      The church members will verbalize understanding of information.


4)      Every church members will be provided with a visual aid such as pamphlet for better understanding.




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


The overall effectiveness of the teaching plan should be analyzed and evaluated throughout the whole class duration. The teacher should also gather feedback from students and answer their questions.






Planned Evaluation of Lesson and Teacher (Process Evaluation):


The church members expressed that the material provided was interesting and needed for the residents of Colorado where fires are quite common and dangerous due to the weather and climate conditions. They did state that the information was more a review rather than learning something new, but they were appreciative and understanding.



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


Some potential barriers that may come up are not being able to make it to the class since so many church members do not live close near the church. Another obstacle could include not being interested enough in the topic. Church members were notified that it will be very relaxing atmosphere, and the class will be short and to the point.



Communication: How will you begin your presentation (hook them in)? How will you end your presentation (go out with a bang)? What nonverbal communication techniques will you employ?


I will start my presentation by providing the audience with interesting facts about fire damage to the state of Colorado and showing them the pictures of places where fire took place. I will also make sure every person has a pamphlet about the topic.


The presentation will end with the audience expressing their own experiences about disaster preparedness and what were their ways to cope with it. I also expressed my appreciation for their time and being able to come to this meeting.


Nonverbal communication techniques will be the following listening, pleasant tone of voice, speaking softly and calmly, maintaining an appropriate space between me and audience.
















Last Updated on February 18, 2021