Whole Child Wellness: 5-2-1-0 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

Whole Child Wellness: 5-2-1-0 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

Apr 6th

Lyn Jenkins

Date: April 6 and April 27, 2019
Location: ISEA Headquarters Building, 777 Third Street, Des Moines
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course #: EDMA 288:85J


ATTENTION: Special Ed, Heath & PE teachers!

A healthy school climate is key to student wellness and learning. Student health behaviors can impact attendance, concentration, behavior, academic success and overall development. School staff have the opportunity to positively impact the messages, practices, and environments that influence student health and readiness to learn. Participants in this course will expand their understanding of wellness practices that can be applied in a variety of settings.

Participants will explore for understanding health and education data and policies to discuss the connections between whole child practices and student success. Participants will assess their classrooms/school practices and environments to determine opportunities for improvement including an audit on identified wellness strategies. The evidence-based 5-2-1-0 message and approach will provide a foundation for assessment and action planning. Participants will create, implement and evaluate an action plan using at least two of the 10 Strategies for Success which include demonstrated ways to improve school wellness.

Hands-on activities and collaboration will allow participants to implement practical, site-specific wellness strategies and receive expert feedback.

This 1-credit Masters course includes pre-course preparation, classroom learning, applied strategies, and reflection.

Participants will:

  • Understand student data and needs
  • Describe the impact wellness strategies have on academic and student success
  • Perform a school/classroom wellness audit
  • Develop evidence-based strategies to support a healthy school environment
  • Create and implement an action plan to execute school wellness goals
  • Reflect on action plan implementation for deeper understanding and further success

Topics include:

  • Two concepts in Characters of Effective Instruction are student-centered classrooms and teaching for understanding including teaching for learner differences. Understanding and using student wellness strategies builds environments and practices that better prepare all students to engage in learning. Effective wellness strategies will help meet a variety of student needs.
  • Universal Construct: Essential for 21st Century Success identifies the following habits needed for future success in careers, college, and citizenry: critical thinking, complex communication, creativity, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability. Wellness strategies including active learning techniques foster these essential 21st Century skills.

This course requires that all participants participate in all classrooms and out-of-class work detailed in the syllabus. Correspondence and coursework to be emailed to 5210@everystep.org. All work is expected to be at a professional level.

This class is available for 1 License Renewal, Graduate, Audit credit.