UNIS Weekend Workshop Agenda and Resources:
Designing a Health & Wellness Program to Meet the Unique Needs of the International Student
Friday, May 5th
Welcome and Intros
Journal Topic: What did health class look like when you were in school?
Who taught it? What do you remember learning? How did it make you feel?
Where is your school at in terms of a Health and Wellness Program?
Current Health Concerns
What are the biggest health concerns at your school?
What would your ideal Health program look like?
What’s happening in Health Ed today?
Wall Street Journal Article- May, 2015: Schools Rethink Health Class, Incorporate Mindfulness Training
Exploring Health Standards
Exploring Health Standards with MYP
Creating your Own Content Strand Chart:
Skills-Based Health Ed:
Conflict Resolution Role-Play: Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health Resource Page
What’s Up in Your Cafeteria? Teaching Kids to Advocate for Healthier School Lunches
Growth, Development & Sexual Health
Oh, Puberty! Teaching Kids to Evaluate Online Health Information
Choices: October 2015- Are You Googling Yourself Sick?
What’s The Latest with Sex Ed?
NY Times: March, 2016: When Did Porn Become Sex Ed?
NPR: October, 2013- Puberty is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn’t Mean Sex Ed is
The Atlantic: April, 2016- When Should Kids Start Learning About Sex and Consent?
NY Times: May, 2016 : Breast and Body Changes Are Driving Teen Girls Out of Sports
Guttmacher Institute: Sex and HIV Education by State as of March 2016
Gender Roles and Stereotypes
Choices Magazine, May 2016: “Who Said It?”
Gender Stereotypes– pdf of article
Additional Resource Share out
Choices Magazine from Scholastic: 33 Approved & Reliable Health Websites
Saturday, May 7th
Integrating SEL and Mindfulness into your Health, Wellness and PE programs
Edutopia: Evidence Based SEL Curriculums
2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition
The Greater Good Science Center from UC Berkeley: SEL in Education Blog
Social Emotional Learning Activities for Health Class
Positive Psychology in the Health Class
Using the VIA character strengths to helps teens discover their unique identity: Links and project instructions
Part 1: The Happy Movie– links and discussion questions
Part 2: Teaching Kids How to Cultivate Happiness– activities to implement right away
Getting the kids on board:
TED Talk, Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
UNIT PLAN: Stress Management for Teens
Preventative measures for the not so healthy coping skills…
2. Bring in outside experts/ Involve parent community
3. Keeping content current and relevant
Introducing a Healthy Digital Balance
From Common Sense Media, May 2016: What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction
NY Times, April 2016: Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?
Teacher blogs for students and parents
Set up a Tweet Deck for the latest in #HealthEd
4. Finding new ways to utilize technology
From Leah’s blog: teachinghealthandhappiness.com
5. Project based learning in the health class
Choices Blog: 12 Grab-and-Go Health Project Ideas
Open Work Space
- Creating projects for your school community
2. Developing your Scope & Sequence
3. Curriculum development
Continue Open Work Space
Developing a Health & Wellness PLN
Continue work, resource share-out/Q&A
Additional resources for curriculum planning: