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Whole Child Healthy

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