Health Education Curriculum Builder

Course Content Overview

 
This course will provide you with an overview of the National Health Education Standards (NHES) and strategies for using the NHES as the foundation for your health education program.

 Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand health education as a component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model;
  • List and describe the National Health Education Standards;
  • Explain a skills-based approach to health education;
  • Identify the relationship of the NHES to health literacy;
  • Explain the importance and relevance of each national standard to a variety of audiences (i.e. administrators, parents and fellow teachers);
  • Discuss the relationship of the NHES to state standards;
  • Identify grade-band performance indicators (PI) within each national standard.
This course will illustrate the process of curriculum mapping within the grade level (horizontal mapping) and across grade spans (vertical mapping) utilizing the NHES and performance indicators for preK-12 health education.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Incorporate Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education for curriculum development;
  • Apply the Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum;
  • Develop a scope and sequence with health topics, functional information and skills.
     
This course will complement the National Health Education Standards and assist you in creating lessons that will help your students develop and maintain health-enhancing behaviors and minimize risk behaviors.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Incorporate Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education for instructional strategies;
  • Use backward design to develop health education unit plans;
  • Develop skills-based health education lesson plans.
This course will cover the basics of formative and summative assessment in health education. It will share tools, rubrics and resources to utilize while assessing students and discuss how to incorporate skills-based, authentic assessments.
 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Incorporate Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education for assessment;
  • Differentiate between formative and summative assessments;
  • Design authentic, performance-based health education assessments.
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 Professional development contact hours: 3 hours
This course will enable you to develop routines and procedures necessary to create and manage an effective learning environment where instruction and activity are ongoing. The course will also discuss effective strategies for student-centered teaching and skill development.
 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Incorporate Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education for instructional strategies;
  • Develop activities to facilitate active student learning;
  • Differentiate activities to meet the needs of all students.
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