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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All work is expected to be at a professional level.
This class is available for 1 License Renewal, Graduate, Audit credit.