INST 5130: Learning Theories and Instruction Training/Lesson Plan FormatThis training/lesson plan format is based upon the University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Education lesson plan format,available for review at http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/SOE/Forms/form_files/LessonPlanFormat.docTitle of Lesson: Save your Memory! Date: October 1, 2011 Place ofAuthor: Lauren Fowler-Carter Community Center Business: Andragogy InstructionalSubject Area: Adult Health Focus: Pedagogy The learners will all be adults ranging from 20’s to 50’s/60’s. 10-20 learners. No prerequisites required.LearnerPopulation: Component Detail The learners will all be adults ranging from 20’s to 50’s/60’s. 10-20 learners. No Student Population prerequisites required. Projector/large Screen Computer connected to projector and internet Handouts of slide show Materials/Resources Pens/pencils (for learners notes) Blank paper Sudoku puzzles Instructor assessment Safety Aspects (as is appropriate) All cords will be out the way or have covers so nobody will trip. 1. Learner will understand the importance of keeping brain active Instructional 2. Learner will be familiar with ways to exercise brain and memory Objective(s) 3. Learner will be aware of preventative Alzheimer methods
Play Memory Quiz on the screen : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt9ppA- 0Y4U Pause in between questions if needed. This is individual Ask if they want to do another quiz, if so : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmyRhYnsF34&feature=related Anticipatory Set Pause in between questions if needed. Learners can group in teams if they would like. Questions: What difficulties did you have? Were there any specific techniques used to remember the items? Do you think this activity would help increase your memory? 1. Importance of keeping brain active a. Working your brain will keep you mind sharp b. Will push back the occurrence of Alzheimer’s c. “Use it or lose it” 2. Ways to exercise brain and memory a. Videos games that are active also help with hand-eye coordination b. Perform an activity that uses your hands c. Pay attention to sensory experience i. Spice Racks ii. See if anyone can name all of the spice off of their spice rack d. Nap after class or learning something i. 20 minutesInput or Procedure ii. Skill-memory enhancement (Instruction) e. Sudoku puzzles i. Pass out puzzles ii. Explain how to do Sudoku iii. This is a take home activity 3. Preventative Alzheimer methods a. Preventing Alzheimer’s and keeping your brain active go hand in hand b. Women: Studies how found that vitamin E, antioxidants or combined folate/b6/b12 supplementation may prevent older women from developing Alzheimer’s c. Seasoned adults: just by walking 3times a week can prevent d. Online or software brain games i. Some are free, some cost ii. Will give your brain a full workout!
Input or Procedure The learners will be shown how to do a Sudoku puzzle, so they will be able to (Modeling) complete their own puzzle during independent practice or when they get home. 1. Practice memory retrieval: Ask: “What was your first memory?” Select learners to share their first memories Ask: “How old were you during this memory?” Guided Practice 2. Association: Instructor: “Write down your license plate number or driver’s license number.” Have learners use words or letters to help associate to the items Give example: I am from the North West side of this city, my name begins with an L, I graduated in 2007 and my favorite number is 7.Independent Practice (Independent of Sudoku puzzle – some time will be allotted for the learners to work on the Teacher) Sudoku puzzle. The exercise will still be a take home activity if not finished. Assessment Instructor assessment should be passed out during this portion. No learner assessment will be given. If memory concepts are not understood. Assess what specifically they are Reteach having trouble with and reteach. If learner completes Sudoku puzzle or feels they grasped the concept, moreEnrichment Extension difficult puzzles will be available for the learners. Closure Go over main points within in the objectives again. Ask if learners have questions. Dismiss
ReferencesAlzheimers Research Aimed at Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation: http://www.alzinfo.org/research/alzheimers-research-aimed-at- prevention/?mtc=google&kwd=alzheimers_prevention&gclid=CPffxYm3wasCFSYZQgodnh70uQChritie, N. (2009, September 18). Brain Games to Fight Memory Loss. Retrieved September 28, 201, from Everyday Health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/longevity/mental-fitness/brain-games.aspxHareyan, A. (2008, February 26). The Importance of Brain Fitness as We Age. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from EMaxHealth: http://www.emaxhealth.com/85/20947.htmlZimney, E. (2009, June 25). Keeping Your Brain Active: 10 Tips For Improving Your Brain. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Everyday Health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/blog/zimney-health-and- medical-news-you-can-use/keeping-your-brain-active-10-tips-for-improving-your-brain/