NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
This course is designed to enable K-12 grade educators to examine different components of the Health Curriculum for implementation in the classroom. This course will address the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health. The curriculum addresses and integrates education about arrange of categorical health problems and issues at developmentally appropriate ages including Nutrition, First Aid, Bullying, Emotional Health, Sex Education and Goal Setting for a healthy life. It also enables teachers to develop and demonstrate increasingly sophisticated health-related knowledge and skills.
This course will give teachers the opportunity to examine concepts to help motivate and assist students in the quest to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors. It includes active learning strategies to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to avoid health risk behaviors. This course will also present reading materials and web sites with lesson plan ideas that are consonant with this material and its use with K-12 grade students.
This course will also provide video ideas for teachers preparing for major themes of
the Health Curriculum; many of these films are available at local libraries, from NetFlix, in video stores and/or for free trial and purchase from documentary film sources like The Video Project. You will choose eight (8) videos to examine for implementation in your classroom. If you choose NetFlix, a three-month subscription is about $30. (NetFlix also has an online video capability for those with a compatible operating system.) You will need to have access to both a DVD player and a VHS video player to enjoy the full range of media choices.
There is no additional charge for required text or materials. All reading is available online for free.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Upon completion of this course, participants:
1. Will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention and first aid.
2. Will have the ability to access and evaluate nutrition, health information, products, and services.
3. Will have the opportunity to analyze the influence of family, culture peers, community, media, and
technology on health and health behaviors including bullying.
4. Will have the opportunity to examine self-management and decision making skills to enhance health.
5. Will have the opportunity to examine interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
6. Will have the opportunity to examine decision making and goal setting skills to enhance health.
7. Will have the opportunity to examine strategies for emotional health for self, family, and community.
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
None. All reading is done online
None. All reading is online.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Eric Low, M.A. has been a teacher and coach in the state of Washington since 1992. He has lived, taught, and studied in Southwest Washington since 1995. Eric has a Master’s degree in history from Eastern Washington University with an emphasis in America’s West and has been an active researcher of Washington State history for 20+ years. Eric currently teaches history at Winlock High School and serves as a Lead Teacher for ESD 112s “Constitutional Connections” American History grant, a 3 year program that has worked to utilize and develop Social Studies Common Core and CBAs in the classroom.
HEALTH CURRICULUMS FOR K-12 EDUCATORS
HEALTH CURRICULUM FOR K-12 EDUCATORS
BIBLIOGRAPHY & RESOURCES
Elementary grade levels
Middle School grade levels
High School grade levels
VHS & DVD RESOURCES
Educational Service District
Many ESDs have Health Curriculum videos available for use at your school. Check selections.
Local Library Systems
Many local library systems have Health Curriculum videos available for use at your school.
NetFlix is an online DVD site where you can order commercial and documentary movies which are mailed
to you. A monthly subscription costs about $10, and you receive one DVD at a time; as soon as you return one you are sent the next. The films listed below are available from NetFlix; please search by title. If you work quickly you could view all movies in less than two months.
The Video Project
Teachers can sample a number of videos from this excellent source of media on a large variety of
Subjects. Click on the link above to see the selection. Many categories are related to the global issues
focus of this course.
SELECT EIGHT (8) OF THESE VIDEOS OR OTHERS OF YOUR CHOOSING
WITH INSTRUCTOR’S PRIOR APPROVAL
New: Most of the following titles can be found in the dvd version of netflix or on youtube