Dietitians in the Health Care Classroom — Developing Effective Lesson Plans Maximizes Student Learning: Part 3 of a 3-Part Series

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 6010, 6020, 6050, 6060; Level 1
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 9.1.4, 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.5

This continuing education course helps RDs learn how to develop well-aligned lesson plans that teach class participants demonstrable new skills. In this course, the third in a three-part series, the RD will learn how to create standards, from which goals can be identified. Using goals and objectives, a functional, flowing lesson plan, which may be refined as needed, can be derived.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the October 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be better able to:

  1. Identify reasons for the necessity of standards that define what the learner should learn, and compose standards.
  2. Use standards to establish goals (the steps the learner must be taught) for classes they teach.
  3. Identify and develop teaching objectives that align with the goals they create regarding how the learner will be taught.
  4. Develop lesson plans from the teaching objectives, including a versatile basic lesson plan template and anticipatory sets (warm-ups).
  5. Create teaching strategies and activities that are interesting, skill building, and aligned with the goals and objectives of the lesson plan.
Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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Kristine M. Westover, MS, RDN, LDN, is a high school teacher and author who lives and works in Idaho. A graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Oregon University, she’s the co-owner of Four Score Media, which creates teaching tools and textbooks.

The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program.  She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program.  View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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