1. Topic-
Pursuing Your Bachelor's Degree: Benefits of Completing Your Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene
2. Content-
Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene, Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene, Educator, Administrator, Researcher, Public Health, Degree Completion Programs
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. After participating in this lunch and learn, the student will know the difference between an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.
2. After participating in this lunch and learn, the student will understand the expanded career opportunities a bachelor's degree can provide.
3. After participating in this lunch and learn, the student will have a better understanding of the structure of an online degree completion program.
4. Objectives-
1. After participating in this lunch and learn, the student will respect the distinction between an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene by identifying at least three differences between the two.
2. After participating in this lunch and learn, the student will be able to identify at least four expanded career paths they can take within the dental hygiene field after obtaining a bachelor's degree.
3. After participating in this lunch and learn, the student will be able to correctly explain at least three of the courses included in a dental hygiene degree completion program.
5. Materials and Aids-
Main Computer Station & Projector.
Internet Access.
Flash Drive (Backup).
PowerPoint Presentation.
Student Evaluation Forms (35 copies).
Instructor Evaluation Forms (1 copy).
Writing Utensil.
Food & Drinks (Provided by SADHA).
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Hand Outs: Have all students grab a student evaluation form as they enter the classroom. When everyone gets settled, ask them to flip the form over and write down one question they have about pursuing a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. Explain that we will have a Q&A session following the lecture where they will be able to ask me any unanswered questions.
2. Introduction to Class: My name is _____________, I graduated from _____________. I've been working as a dental hygienist in the area ever since. Shortly after graduating, I decided to pursue my bachelor's degree through _____________, which I'm here to speak to you about today.

B. Development-

1. Use PowerPoint Presentation to introduce information about the benefits of pursuing a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.
2. Students will listen to lecture and take notes as desired.
3. The following topics will be discussed:
+Associate's Degree vs. Bachelors Degree--Pros & Cons (10 minutes)
+Expanded Roles for Dental Hygienists (Education, Administration, Research, Public Health) (10 minutes)
+Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program (About the Program, Why Online?, Courses) (10 minutes)

C. Practice-

1. Following completion of the PowerPoint Presentation, students will split into pairs. Working in pairs allows students to verbalize their thoughts and ideas and hear differing points of view. Students will share with their partners the question the wrote down at the beginning of the lesson about completing a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. They will discuss the answers with their partners, bouncing ideas back and forth. (10 minutes)
2. A group discussion/Q&A session will follow for remaining questions that were not answered by the presentation. Each group will have an opportunity to ask me their questions and we will discuss the answers as a group. (15 minutes)

D. Independent Practice-

1. Encourage students to do further research on degree completion programs at home.
2. Explain ADHA list of Online Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Programs. Leave list with SADHA President for interested students to review at a later time.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Request that students who have a hard time seeing (visual concerns) sit in the front of the classroom, nearest the projector, so they can see the PowerPoint.
2. Pairs who finish early during guided activity (i.e. both of their questions were answered during presentation) will provide peer feedback to another pair of students.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. I will provide my email address at the end of the lecture, informing students that they are free to contact me with any further questions, comments, or concerns.
2. Ask students again if they any remaining questions before we wrap things up.

G. Closure-

1. Summarize all major components of lecture--Associate's vs. Bachelor's, Expanded Career Opportunities, Degree Completion Program. (5 minutes)
7. Evaluation-
1. Do a short Pop Quiz at the end of the period with the whole group of students. Ask a few questions about lesson content and ask for volunteers to answer. (5 minutes)
Question examples:
+If I decide to complete my bachelor's degree, will I make any more money in private practice than someone who has an associate's degree? Answer=No.
+What are the four major expanded career paths available to individuals with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene? Answer=Education, Administration, Research, Public Health.
+Is it possible to finish my bachelor's degree while working full time? Answer=Yes, many programs are entirely online and flexible for this very reason.
2. Have students fill out Student Evaluation Form. I will review and reflect on responses after lunch and learn is completed. (5 minutes)

Total Time:
8. Teacher Reflection-
Were the students attentive or bored?
Did the students actively participate in the Q&A activity?
Was there sufficient time for all sections?
In which area do I think I need the most improvement?
In which area do I think I excelled?
What was the student feedback?
What was the instructor feedback?

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