EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND TEACHING SKILLS FOR THE DIETITIAN
Arguably, the dietetic practitioner’s primary role in nearly every practice setting is to be an educator. A dietitian’s competence in effective teaching greatly impacts the learner experience. We must start with the planning process. Whether pursuing or currently involved in formal or non-formal education for group settings, this short course will help prepare you in becoming a well-planned instructor, facilitator, and coordinator of nutrition education programs.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Describe the 9 components of the instructional design process.
Develop and plan for performance objectives based on cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning domains.
Identify appropriate instructional strategies and methods based on educational needs of the learner.
Apply the "Backwards Design" and "Integrated Design" methods to ensure instructional planning is complete.
Drew Hemler is a local, state, and national award-winning registered dietitian, practicing in both the U.S. and Canada. After completing an Adult Education (MSc) program, he became Lecturer and Advisor for SUNY Buffalo State’s Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics department; and Adjunct Lecturer for Hilbert College.
Drew provides a wide variety of direct and consulting nutrition education and counseling services for businesses and individuals across New York state and Toronto, Canada. He specializes in instructional design, creativity in teaching and learning, experiential learning, and L. Dee Fink's Significant Learning Experiences (SLE).
He has served in many leadership positions for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including Social Media Manager, Communications Editor, Conference Chairman, and Taskforce Committee Member. He currently serves as Teaching Exemplar, Coach, and Mentor for the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Center for Online Teaching Excellence.