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Professional Development Opportunity – Health Education… How to Make it Engaging and Effective! – 2/17/2021

Health Education… How to Make it Engaging and Effective!

 WHO:  Health Educators K-12, Elementary School Teachers, School Health Professionals.

 WHEN:  February 17th, 2021, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

WHERE:  Register for the Webinar

Participants will…

Describe what skills-based health education is;

Assess their own practices teaching health education compared to the appropriate practices based in research;

Use data to inform health education curriculum; and· Be introduced to the Health Skill Guides.

Session Description

During this hour webinar, K-12 teachers teaching health education will participate in a variety of activities that help support teaching a skills-based health education approach. Participants will be able to describe what skills-based health education is, assess their own practices, use data to inform health education curriculum and use a no-cost tool to help support teaching students the skills-standards.

Session Presenter:

This session will be presented by Jess Lawrence an enthusiastic, energetic, extroverted educator. She started her career doing exactly what she wanted to do since her own high school experience—teaching 7th graders health education. In 2003, Jess was hired as the Health Education Curriculum Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education, where she provided assistance and professional development to health education teachers across Oregon.

In 2006, Jess pursued a career as a national school health consultant, working with state departments of education and health, school districts and non-profits working to create healthier schools and communities. She writes health education curriculum, facilitates, and trains educators and community members on school & public health issues and presents at conferences.

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