Health Education SY 19-20 PD

  • Health curriculum professional developments (PDs) follow the National Health Education Standards and/or the National Sexuality Education Standards and incorporate the Essentials for Instructional Equity, Social Emotional Learning Competencies, Project Based Learning and BPS student learning outcomes. Curriculum and instruction are culturally and linguistically inclusive as well as inclusive of all learning abilities, genders and sexual orientations.

    Marijuana and Decision Making 
    From classroom strategies to supportive conversations

    Intended Audience: Teachers Grades 4–12
    Date:  September 25, 2019
    Time: 8:30am–3:00pm
    Location: 370 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

    Collaboration between Boston Public Health Commission and Health and Wellness Department. Designed for new and experienced Health Teachers, this Comprehensive Health Education (CHE) workshop reviews the latest research on marijuana and vaping, including statistics about use among young people and the effects on the developing brain. Focused on risk reduction and skills development, the training provides lessons, activities and assessments to help students develop the capacity to make healthy, responsible decisions and seek help for their own and other’s safety/well-being.  Strategies for starting the “green” conversation with students and fostering resilience through nurturing a sense of school connectedness will also be presented. PDPs are available for participation in this training and the CHE Professional Learning Community (see below).


    Healthy Relationships, Personal Boundaries & Safety K–3

    Intended Audience: Teachers Grades K–3
    Date:  November 7, 2019 & April 7, 2020
    Time: 8:30am–3:00pm
    Location: TBD

    Health Education is essential in setting a strong foundation for building healthy relationships, enhancing behaviors, skills and attitudes that promote wellness and prevent disease, and providing functional knowledge of the human body. This training provides curricula, resources and award winning read aloud books to help young students understand, practice, and master the health and social emotional skills needed to develop healthy lifestyle habits, foster and maintain meaningful, safe relationships and make responsible decisions. Topics include: Self-awareness and self-management, relationship skills inclusive of friendship and communication, health prevention, hygiene and safety (including SHARPS education).


    Comprehensive Health Education Professional Learning Community

    Intended Audience: Teachers Grades 4–12
    Dates:  November 12, 2019 | January 14, 2020 | March 10, 2020 | May 12, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm–5:00pm
    Location: TBD

    Continue to empower students to be healthy and improve your professional practice by joining our Comprehensive Health Education small learning community. Focus will be on skills-based lessons and strategies that directly contribute to students’ ability to develop healthy lifestyle habits, make informed, responsible decisions and improve health literacy throughout their lives for themselves and others. Participants will receive lesson plans and other supporting materials that will allow for immediate lesson implementation.


    Rights, Respect, Responsibility
    High School Sexual Health Curriculum Training

    Intended Audience: School staff working with students in Grades 9–12
    Dates:  October 29–30, 2019
    Time: 8:30am–3:00pm
    Location: TBD

    This engaging training provides the foundational knowledge, tools and resources needed to deliver the high school 3Rs: Rights, Respect, Responsibility Sexual Health Education (SHE) curriculum in your community. The 3R’s curriculum provides young people with the essential knowledge and skills needed to develop healthy relationships, engage in respectful communication, learn how to access youth-friendly local health services and make safe choices that reduce risks for sexual harassment, unwanted pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. Participants will receive a curriculum binder, access to online resources and instructional coaching from the Health and Wellness team to bring this important program to students.


    Healthy and Safe Body Unit Training
    From classroom strategies to supportive conversations

    Intended Audience: School staff working with students in Grade 4–5
    Date:  December 4, 2019
    Time: 8:30am–3:00pm
    Location: TBD

    Students who are healthy are students who are able to learn! This training provides the knowledge and curricula to help your students understand, practice, and master the skills needed to develop healthy lifestyle habits, make safe and informed decisions, and improve health literacy throughout their lives for themselves and others. The curriculum addresses a variety of topics, including: self-understanding, healthy and safe relationships, growth and development, sexuality, communication and analyzing the influences of others.


    Rights, Respect, Responsibility
    Middle School Sexual Health Curriculum Training

    Intended Audience: Teachers Grades 6–8
    Date:  January 29–30, 2020
    Time: 8:30am–3:00pm
    Location: TBD

    Evidence shows that learning how to build and maintain meaningful, safe relationships, resolve conflicts and communicate effectively, care for a changing body and develop a positive body image, lay the foundation that supports healthy behaviors and relationships throughout a person’s lifetime. The aim of the training is for you to come away with the knowledge and resources needed to deliver the Rights, Respect, Responsibility Sexual Health Education curriculum in your school and therefore support your students in making healthy choices as they journey through adolescence. Participants will receive a curriculum binder, access to online resources and instructional coaching from the Health and Wellness team.


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