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Tentative Agenda and Resources
Welcome and Intros
What’s your name and position, and where is your school at in terms of a Health and Wellness Program?
Round Robin discussion protocol and additional icebreaker ideas for a new class:
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?
What would your ideal Health program look like?
Brainstorm big idea words and phrases with your table on the chart paper.
Which words keep popping up?
What’s happening in Health Ed today?
Wall Street Journal Article- May, 2015: Schools Rethink Health Class, Incorporate Mindfulness Training
Current Health Concerns
What are the biggest health concerns at your school?
Use three separate post-its to jot down your top three, then place them on the wall.
All class activity- grouping health concerns by content
1. Let others do the planning for you.
Setting up a Tweet Deck with #HealthEd for ideas and resources
Exploring Health Standards
Creating your Own Content Strand Chart:
2. Know that it’s possible to squeeze physical activity into nearly every lesson.
3. Make the classroom look less like a prison cell.
2. Bring in outside experts/ Involve parent community: table brainstorm some options on your chart paper!
3. Keeping content current and relevant
Choices Magazine: Article share jigsaw
Teacher blogs for students and parents
4. Finding new ways to utilize technology
5. Project based learning in the health class
The Power of Collaboration
Social Emotional Learning Activities for Health Class
Getting the kids on board:
Teaching Kids to Evaluate Online Health Information
Choices: October 2015- Are You Googling Yourself Sick?
For parents: Puberty Help for Parents
A puberty video that actually works (and isn’t too awkward!): The Discovery Channel: Body Story
Additional Resource Share Out:
Choices Magazine from Scholastic: 33 Approved & Reliable Health Websites