Embedded Health Education Not Your Daddy’s Health Class A New Approach to Health Education Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Minnesota Principal Dave Adney david.adney @minnetonka.k12.mn.us
Student Development Age Appropriate Topics Current Research Responsiveness High School Career Support Versus: Student Information Traditional Topic Selection Data Presentation Lack of Flexibility Typical One Year Instruction Minnetonka High SchoolEmbedded Health ProgramA focus on :
By the end of this presentationyou will…. • Be able to identify the need for health education reform • Understand the structure of the MHS Embedded Health Program • Identify the key parts of the curriculum • Understand the operational elements of the program including various partnerships
Traditional Format One semester of selected topics offered during the sophomore year in a typical classroom setting. Approximately 80 hours Embedded Format Selected topics presented over four years at age appropriate times in a “pullout” classroom format. Approximately 80 hours Embedded Health Model
A Closer Look at the Curriculum • Age Appropriate • Responsive • Student Focused • Research Based • Wide Scope • Flexible • Commitment to review
9 10 11 12 Mental Health Cyber Footprint, Social Networking Cyber Bullying / Harassment Drugs / Nutrition Communication (Cell phones, texting, social networking) Online Gaming & Online Gambling Nutrition / Sexuality Hoax Websites (Finding appropriate info on web / trusted Medical info) Body Image and Media Pornography College Prep / Health After High School Cyber Footprint (Future employers / college admissions) Positives/benefits of technology Personal Information (Credit History / Finances) MHS Scope and Sequence
Mental Health Chemicals and Drugs Healthy Nutrition Relationships CPR Sexuality Transitions Diseases CDC Emergencies The Embedded Health Model allows for each topic to be covered at age appropriate times and is also responsive to health emergencies (H1N1, Bird Flu etc.) that provide great teachable moments. Topics and Placement
Relevance and Responsiveness H1N1 • Quick Communication • Strategy • Updates • Parent Messages • Emerging Issues • Awareness
The Health Teacher’s Perspective • Insert video clip
Scheduling Entire health schedule completed prior to school year Embedded in science, social studies, English classes Provides teachers with preparation time Communication between teachers is critical
Keynote Speakers • Brain Research • Differentiated for all grades • Large/Small Group Presentations • Community Involvement David Walsh Why Do They Act That Way?
Age Appropriate Instruction • Insert video – May I kiss you?
Health Teachers Reading Materials Internet Church Leaders Family Medical Community Peers Coaches/ Staff Important Assets for Students
The Next Step: Social Norms Project • Research Based • Perception is Reality • Impacts Everyone • Talking points • Community Involvement • Fundamental Change • K – 12 Impact
Administrative Leadership Hi, This is Dave Adney.
The Student’s Perspective • Insert video TLC?
To Contact Us Minnetonka High School Administrative Team David Adney Adam Ehrmantraut Jeff Erickson 952-401-5700 firstname.lastname@example.org