Introduction to Skills-Based Health Education: Daily Lesson Planning, Mastery, and Assessment

Maintain healthy behaviors, change unhealthy behaviors, and delay the onset of risky behaviors for all students. Research shows that to reach these goals, health teachers need to specifically teach health skills. Teachers will first have an opportunity to explore the new Colorado Health Standards (effective 2020) and the National Health Standards to better understand the role that health skills play in comprehensive health education. Teachers will then learn how to supplement current unit and lesson plans with explicit health skill instruction. Teachers will leave the training with a foundational knowledge of skills-based Health Education, lesson plans that focus on student skill development, criteria of what student mastery should look like, and performance-based assessments that can be used in their classroom.


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