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  • 1. The Healthy and Whole Child Presented by Deanna E. Mayers
  • 2. WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND FEARS ABOUT EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD?
    • Type your fears in RED and Type your hopes in GREEN on the white board now.
  • 3. Health and Whole Child Education
    • To ensure that all students are healthy, ASCD recommends four steps:
      • Students are routinely screened for immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and orthopedic concerns
      • Schools have a health advisory council with students, family, community and business members
      • Healthy food choices are available at school
      • Physical education and health classes emphasize lifetime healthy behaviors
  • 4. Screening for Health
    • Students are routinely screened for immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and orthopedic concerns
    • Do you have a Nurse that follows this up?
    • Do you have a dental hygienist or doctor come in for physicals and check-up for those who can not afford this?
  • 5. Advisory Council
    • Schools have a health advisory council with students, family, community and business members
    • Perhaps create BSN accounts for your advisory council and create a course in the system to share resources
    • Online communication may get more involvement that arranging face to face meetings
    • Use Wimba classroom for live meetings to take meeting physically and travel concerns
    • Make certain to meet the first time face to face to gain an initial relationship
  • 6. Healthy Food Choices
    • Healthy food choices are available at school
    • One of four students buy unhealthy choices, and most of these were bought from the school cafeteria
    • Most school lunch programs depend in part to the sales to support the program and staff, so we need to snacks that students want to purchase
    • Work with your advisory team and your school lunch coordinator to come up with some healthy choices that students will choose to purchase and also allow for a reasonable profit margin
    SCHOOL FOOD UNWRAPPED: WHAT’S AVAILABLE AND WHAT OUR KIDS ACTUALLY ARE EATING By Elizabeth Hair, Ph.D., Thomson Ling, and Laura Wandner November 2008
  • 7. Lifetime Healthy Behaviors
    • Physical education and health classes emphasize lifetime healthy behaviors
      • Blendedschools.net will be releasing a high school fitness and wellness course
      • Developing elementary health courses
      • Adding to health and fitness content for middle school students
  • 8. Learning Object Challenge
    • Topics needed:
    • Health
      • Grades 2-5
    • Elementary Science
      • Grades 2-5
    • Elementary Language Arts (word wall words, phonetics, grammar, etc)
      • Grades K-5
    • All must be:
    • Aligned to PA and national standards
    • Submitted in the Learning Objects submission library
    • Engaging activities designed to deliver instruction or remediate skills or knowledge
    • Use BSN approved development tools
  • 9. How to get involved?
    • All Learning Object developers for this project must:
      • attend the online training for Learning Objects on April 29, 2009 at 3:30
      • OR
      • View the archive of the session and complete a short quiz at the end of the viewing.
  • 10. How to submit a Learning Object for this project
    • All submissions will be evaluated by the rubric shared with developers during the training
    • The best 150 learning objects will earn the developer a minimum of $40 with up to $100 possible.
    • The best learning object developed will win a Flip video camera
    • Each developer can submit up to 10 entries, but no more, so pick only your best learning objects to submit!
  • 11. Steps to Whole Child Education in your district Or classroom…
  • 12. Review of Step One: Form a Good working group
    • Ask your local school board to pass the resolution supporting education of the whole child.
    • Present the whole child resolution for reading and offer to speak to the board concerning the need for such a movement
  • 13. Step Two: Think and Act Locally
    • Approach local government to embrace the whole child resolution
    • Ask the school board to recommend other local officials or interest groups that they think would support the project
  • 14. Step 3: Spread the Word
    • Ask friends and neighbors to sign the whole child petition
    • Attach the resolution and petition and take to any local social events and meetings
    • Submit letters to the editor in the local newspaper
    Internet Safety Policy Recommendations. National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2007. (web commentary)
  • 15. Step 4: Make Friends
    • Tap into groups of community stakeholders with ready made audiences who are interested in Whole Child
    • Parents
    • Businesses
    • Doctors, health care
    • Education groups
  • 16. Step Five
    • Know that you may win some and lose some
    • If you are unsuccessful getting support from an official, perhaps ask someone else to speak with them using a different approach
    • If that doesn’t work, agree to disagree and move along