Instructional Strategies

Guidelines&Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for learners to: (a) demonstrate knowledge related to a self-selected instructional method topic, (b) present the topic to peers while demonstrating appropriate instructional methodology, (c) share beneficial instructional techniques or methods with peers and (d) provide a self-critique of the presentation.

Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
(CO#2) Explore instructional strategies reflective of education theory and evidence-based practice. (PO1)
(CO#3) Use effective verbal, written, and electronic communication and informational technologies for educational environments. (PO3)
(CO#5) Evaluate instructional strategies that foster learner development in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. (PO 1, 4)

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6
Total Points Possible: 325
REQUIREMENTS:
This is a two-part assignment: The first part of the assignment is a presentation on an instructional method/issue related to nursing education. The presentation will be shared with classmates via PowerPoint Show. You can access the directions on creating aPowerPoint Show in Course Resources. Please practice using this presentation tool before working on the assignment.The second part of the assignment is a written paper critiquing your presentation technique.
PART I – THE PRESENTATION
1. The presentation is to include:
o a brief introduction of the speaker,the selected topic, and the target audience. The target audience is to be nurse educators in either an academic setting or a clinical setting. The target audience can also be your classmates in this course.
o a comprehensive description/explanation of the topic,description of how the topic applies in either a nursing academic setting or clinical health setting
o discussion on the benefits and potential disadvantages or difficulties of the topic
o summary of the presentation topic
2. Seven to ten scholarly references are required for the presentation. Textbooks may not be used as references. The references are to be included in the final page of the critique paper.
3. The topic must be presented as an oral presentation with a PowerPointShow included; review Course Resources for resources to guide the audio recording of the presentation.
4. You will upload your PowerPoint Show and the Critique Paper to the Dropbox in W6 for instructor assessment.
5. The presentation recording will also beattached in the W7 threaded discussion for classmates to review during Week 7 of the course.

Part II – THE CRITIQUE
A scholarly written critique of the student’s own presentation will be developed by the student.
1. The critique will include
a. a self-assessment of the presentation:
• Was there a brief introduction of the speaker, the selected topic, and the target audience
• Was the purpose of the presentation clear?
• Was the topic appropriate for audience?
• Was application of the topic in either a nursing academic setting or health setting clearly stated?
• Were the main points of the presentation clear?
• Was the body of the presentation clearly organized?
• Were sources used and appropriately cited?
• Was the topic well explained?
• Were the benefits and potential disadvantages clearly identified
• Did the speaker summarize the presentation?
• Did the speaker include a strong close?
• Did the visual aids add to speech?
• Were the visual aids easy to read and not crowded with words?
• Was the appearance of the presentation professional?

b. a self-assessment of the delivery skills:
a. The speaker presented the content in a clear and easy to understand manner.
b. The speaker varied the pace of the presentation, using pauses to aid the understandability of the topic.
c. The speaker used language appropriate for the audience
d. The speaker had an easy transition between sections of the presentation
e. The speaker was easy to hear and sounded conversational
f. If the speaker used humor, it was appropriate for the target audience
g. The speaker avoided jargon if necessary
h. Vocal fillers (“um,” “uh,” “like”) were under control
i. The speaker made the presentation interesting to the audience

Instructional Methods Topics:

From the topic list noted below, select a topic of interest. If a learner would like to self-identify a topic, it must be approved by the course instructor. Students are to identify the selected topic in the Week 3 discussion thread marked Instructional Method Topic Selection. Students are not to choose a topic already selected by another student.

The following topics, from which a student may select, are provided only to assist the learner and not to limit topic selection:

• Retention of learning
• Resolving grade disputes
• Teaching value-sensitive subjects
• Uncivil behaviors demonstrated by learners
• Problem-based learning
• Reflective practice by learners
• Clinical preceptors
• Misbehavior by a peer faculty member
• Learners who have a visual, auditory, or other physical disability
• Using humor in the classroom environment
• Developmental characteristics and readiness to learn (i.e. children, adolescents, adults)
• Advantages/Disadvantages related to using standardized tests to determine learner’s graduation from a nursing program
• Advantages/Disadvantages related to using teacher-made exams within web-based courses
• Learner’s with limited skills in mathematics
• Learner’s with limited skills in reading comprehension
• Substance-impaired learners
• Maintaining records of students’ performance
• Working with students who are older than the faculty member
• Maintaining academic honesty in a classroom setting
• Making clinical assignments for learners
• Teaching in a non-academic setting (i.e. community, home health)
• Health status and readiness to learn
• Resolving concerns related to large class size (i.e. 75+ learners)
• Advantages/Disadvantages related to using concept maps vs. nursing care plans
• Flipping the classroom
• Students with English as a second language
• Engaging Millennial Learners

The Presentation and Critique = 325 points
Category Points % Description
Content – Presentation 15 5% Introduction ofspeaker presentation

Content – Presentation 40 12% Comprehensive description/explanation of topic is provided

Content – Presentation 40 12% Specific application of the topic to learners in either a nursing academic setting or health setting is described

Content – Presentation 40 12% Benefits to learners and potential disadvantages or difficulties of the topic are discussed

Content – Presentation 40 12% Summarizes the information presented
Content- Critique 50 15% The critique will includea self-assessment of the presentation:
• Was there a brief introduction of the speaker, the selected topic, and the target audience
• Was the purpose of the presentation clear?
• Was the topic appropriate for audience?
• Was application of the topic in either a nursing academic setting or health setting clearly stated?
• Were the main points of the presentation clear?
• Was the body of the presentation clearly organized?
• Were sources used and appropriately cited?
• Was the topic well explained?
• Were the benefits and potential disadvantages clearly identified
• Did the speaker summarize the presentation?
• Did the speaker include a strong close?
• Did the visual aids add to speech?
• Were the visual aids easy to read and not crowded with words?
• Was the appearance of the presentation professional?
Content –Critique Speaker 50 15% The critique will include a self-assessment of the delivery skills:
• The speaker presented the content in a clear and easy to understand manner.
• The speaker varied the pace of the presentation, using pauses to aid the understandability of the topic.
• The speaker used language appropriate for the audience
• The speaker had an easy transition between sections of the presentation
• The speaker was easy to hear and sounded conversational
• If the speaker used humor, it was appropriate for the target audience
• The speaker avoided jargon if necessary
• Vocal fillers (“um,” “uh,” “like”) were under control
• The speaker made the presentation interesting to the audience
APA format 15 5% Consistent with APA 6th edition format.
Scholarship 20 6% References include a minimum of 7-10 scholarly resources, excluding textbooks.
Grammar 15 5% Rules of grammar and word usage are consistent with formal presentation.
Total 325 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
Content – Possible points = 275

Presentation provides a brief introduction to the speaker, the topic/issue, and the target audience
15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Overview of topic/ issue is thoroughly described in presentation. Lacks occasional important element or specificity in presentation. Multiple instances of inaccuracies. Introduction is vague and lacks clarity. Introduction is not present.
Presentation provides a comprehensive description/explanation of topic
40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Provides a detailed review of the topic/issue in presentation. Review of the topic/issue lacks occasional important elements or specificity in the presentation. Review of the topic/issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Review of the topic/issue is vague and lacks clarity. Explanation of the topic is not present.
Presentation provides specific application of the topic in either a nursing academic setting or healthcare setting.
40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Application of topic is thoroughly discussed in presentation. Application of topic lacks occasional important elements or specificity in presentation. Application of topic has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Application of topic is vague and lacks clarity. Application of topic is not present.
Presentation describes benefits and potential disadvantages or difficulties of the topic.
40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Benefits and potential disadvantages are thoroughly discussed in presentation. Benefits and potential disadvantages lack occasional important elements or specificity in presentation. Benefits and potential disadvantages have multiple instances of inaccuracies. Benefits and potential disadvantages are vague and lack clarity. Benefits and potential disadvantages are not identified

Presentation summarizes the information presented. 40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Summary accurately and comprehensively reviews the information presented Summary lacksoccasional important elements or specificity. Summary has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Summary is vague and lacks clarity. No summary is presented.
The critique will include a self-assessment of the presentation:
• Was there a brief introduction of the speaker, the selected topic, and the target audience
• Was the purpose of the presentation clear?
• Was the topic appropriate for audience?
• Was application of the topic in either a nursing academic setting or health setting clearly stated?
• Were the main points of the presentation clear?
• Was the body of the presentation clearly organized?
• Were sources used and appropriately cited? 25 Points 22 Points 20 Points 10 Points 0 Points
The critique includes a thorough self-assessment of all seven items. The critique includes a self-assessment of 5 -6 items. The critique includes a self-assessment of 3-4 items OR the critique is only vaguely described in the paper. The critique includes a self-assessment of 1-2 items OR the critique is only vaguely described in the paper The critique does not includes a self-assessment of the presentation.
The critique will include a self-assessment of the presentation:
• Was the topic well explained?
• Were the benefits and potential disadvantages clearly identified
• Did the speaker summarize the presentation?
• Did the speaker include a strong close?
• Did the visual aids add to speech?
• Were the visual aids easy to read and not crowded with words?
• Was the appearance of the presentation professional? 25 Points 22 Points 20 Points 10 Points 0 Points
The critique includes a thorough self-assessment of all seven items. The critique includes a self-assessment of 5 -6 items. The critique includes a self-assessment of 3-4 items OR the critique is only vaguely described in the paper. The critique includes a self-assessment of 1-2 items OR the critique is only vaguely described in the paper The critique does not includes a self-assessment of the presentation.
The critique will include a self-assessment of the delivery skills:
• The speaker presented the content in a clear and easy to understand manner.
• The speaker varied the pace of the presentation, using pauses to aid the understandability of the topic.
• The speaker used language appropriate for the audience
• The speaker had an easy transition between sections of the presentation
• The speaker was easy to hear and sounded conversational. 25 Points 22 Points 20 Points 10 Points 0 Points
The self-assessment of the delivery skills thoroughly discusses all 5 items The self-assessment of the delivery skills thoroughly discusses only 4 items The self-assessment of the delivery skills thoroughly discusses only 3 items The self-assessment of the delivery skillsdiscusses only 1 or 2 of the items or the discussion is vague for all items. The self-assessment of the delivery skillsis not present.
The critique will include a self-assessment of the delivery skills:
• If the speaker used humor, it was appropriate for the target audience.
• The speaker avoided jargon if necessary
• Vocal fillers (“um,” “uh,” “like”) were under control
• The speaker made the presentation interesting to the audience
25 Points 22 Points 20 Points 10 Points 0 Points
The self-assessment of the delivery skills thoroughly discusses all 4 items The self-assessment of the delivery skills thoroughly discusses only 3 items The self-assessment of the delivery skills discusses only 2 items The self-assessment of thedelivery skillsdiscusses only 1 item or the discussion is vague for all items. The self-assessment of the delivery skillsis not present.
Format – Possible points =50
APA Format 15 points 13 points 12 points 6 points 0 points
There are no APA format errors in the presentation and paper. There are 1-2 APA format errors in the presentation and paper. There are 3-4 APA format errors in thepresentation and paper. There are 5 APA format errors in the presentation and paper. There are 6 or more APA format errors in the presentation and paper.
References include a minimum of 7-10 scholarly references excluding textbooks. 20 Points 17 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Presentation contains 7-10 scholarly references Presentation contains 6 scholarly references. Presentation contains 5 scholarly references. Presentation contains 4 scholarly references. Presentation contains 3 or less scholarly references.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work. 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation are consistent with formal presentations, with1-2 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation are not followed, with 3-4 errors. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation are not followed, with 5 errors. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation are not followed, with 6 or more errors.
Total Points ___ of 325 points

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