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Planning an Effective Health Education Curriculum Grad Course (Fall 2020)

Course takes place from Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 21, 2020 (Pre-registration ends June 19, 2020).

The course begins on Monday, June 22, 2020 and ends Friday, August 21, 2020 (8 weeks). Week of July 4th off.

You must register for this course by June 19, 2020. Once you register, if you wish to apply for graduate credits, you will also be sent instructions to register at Adams State University. If you are obtaining graduate credits through ASU, there is an additional associated cost of $165. There is no required textbook for this course. Please register for the graduate credits DURING the course.

This course is non-refundable, by registering you are committing to the workload of an 8 week long graduate level course.

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Welcome!
We are excited about your interest in taking this graduate level course from PE Central. Below you will find a course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. This course will last 8 weeks and, if you wish, you can apply for 3 graduate credits (an additional $165) from Adams State University located in Alamosa, Colorado. Please do this during the course as opposed to waiting until the end of course. If you have any questions about the course, contact us at "[email protected]".

Mark Manross, Executive Director, PE Central


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This asynchronous, online course will prepare K-12 health and physical education teachers for teaching health education in the 21st Century. It will promote the use of the latest methodologies for planning and instruction in the health classroom. The course will utilize current, up-to-date guidance documents, white papers, and research. Students will engage in discussions and projects that are hands-on in nature. These assignments will allow them to create real-world classroom materials that can be utilized immediately in the health education classroom. Participants can progress through the learning events at their own pace during the week and instructions for all assignments are accessible at all times (for those wanting to work ahead). Each discussion is due on Friday. Each learning week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday.

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and apply current best practices in school health education
  • Utilize the National Health Education Standards in a skills-based lesson, unit, and curriculum
  • Prepare properly designed health education lesson plans
  • Create a skills-based scope and sequence to guide their teaching
  • Create a properly designed health education unit plan of instruction

TEXTS, READINGS, INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES:

There is no required textbook for this class.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

In order to receive a passing grade, the participant must complete the following course requirements:

  • Participate in class discussions and assignments on a weekly basis.
  • Introduction assignment on Padlet.
  • Discussions- during the course, there will be eight discussions posted (one each week). Participants are expected to:
  • Assignments- During the course, there will be four major Assignments (listed below). Participants are expected to:
  • Quizzes- There will be eight quizzes over course content (one each week).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of topic content by addressing discussion prompts (includes in-depth details of key concepts).
  • Demonstrate research efforts by including credible resources.
  • Use independent critical thinking skills to reveal rich insight; clearly connecting topic content/concepts and identifying relevance.
  • Apply knowledge of topic content to real-life situations; using personal examples.
  • Interact with instructor by responding to feedback.
  • Interact with at least two peers, two different times, and answer the initial question, creating a total of at least five posts.
  • Retain a respectful discussion forum.
  • Build upon multiple views of peers.
  • Relate topic content, agree/disagree, ask probing questions, share insight, etc.
  • Stimulate ongoing interaction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of topic content by addressing the Assignment prompts (includes in-depth details of key concepts).
  • Demonstrate research efforts by including credible resources.
  • Use independent critical thinking skills to reveal rich insight; clearly connecting topic content/concepts and identifying relevance.
  • Apply knowledge of topic content to real-life situations.
  • Meet the requirements of the rubric.

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Your Instructor


Shonna Snyder
Shonna Snyder

My professional interests are in the areas of professional preparation and development of teachers, the effectiveness of school health education, school safety, adolescent health issues such as obesity, and appropriate instructional methodologies in health education. I am currently the Chair of the SHAPE America Health Education Council and am an author of the Appropriate Practices in School Health Education guidance document published by SHAPE America. I received my Ph.D. in Health and Physical Education Pedagogy from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. I obtained a B.S. in Secondary Education in Health and Physical Education from Wilmington College of Ohio and an M.Ed. in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Cincinnati with a concentration in Exercise Science.


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