Online Course Series

Health Education Curriculum Builder

Customize a yearly plan to help your students
develop and maintain health-enhancing behaviors.
 


Do you currently rely on a “day-to-day” lesson strategy in your health education classroom?

Would you like to ensure that your teaching is up to date and advancing student learning?

Are you looking for a health curriculum that’s tailored to the unique needs of your students?

If the answer to all of the above is “yes,” then this series of five individual courses is for you! That’s because each course in SHAPE America’s Health Curriculum Builder offers an individual block of learning that naturally builds teacher skills and understanding — one learning experience at a time.

Course one begins with a deep dive into the National Health Education Standards. Subsequent courses then guide you through a logical progression, including:
  • Using backward design in curriculum mapping, as well as unit and lesson plan development;
  • Incorporating authentic, performance-based assessment;
  • Developing successful implementation plans and strategies;
  • And more!
The courses were developed by outstanding subject matter experts, including Holly Alperin, Sarah Benes, Mary Connolly, Melanie Lynch and Amy Lauren Smith. Their collective experience includes presenting at the SHAPE America National Convention as well as state and regional conferences, serving on numerous SHAPE America task forces and committees (including the committee that revised the National Health Education Teacher Education Standards), authoring numerous publications, teaching at the higher education and K-12 level, and being a SHAPE America National Teacher of the Year.
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      Health Education Curriculum Builder Package
      Self-Paced, Online Course Series

      Curriculum
      K-12
      20 contact hours (for 5-course series)
      Teachers, coordinated school health supervisors, curriculum specialists
      Courses sold individually or as a package; prices vary

Introductory Offer
Save up to 30%* when you purchase the complete 5-course series!


Discounted price for complete series: $415 
  Select/Premier member price: $255


*Savings off individually priced online courses.
Price subject to change without notice.
Basic Online members can upgrade their membership
to receive Select/Premier discounts

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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Individuals who complete the full series will earn a total of 20 SHAPE America Contact Hours.

 


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For more than 130 years, SHAPE America has been setting the standard for effective health and physical education.

Our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for PE programs across the country, and our advocacy efforts have led to legislative victories for the health and physical education profession.

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