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Division of Physical Education and Health Literacy M-DCPS. SBAB Annex – Suite 316 Mail Code# 9607 Telephone # 995-1237 Fax # 995-1506. HEALTH LITERACY. Dr. Jayne Greenberg, District Director Ms. Jacquelyn White, District Supervisor Mr. Louis Lazo, Curriculum Support Specialist.
SBAB Annex – Suite 316
Mail Code# 9607
Telephone # 995-1237
Fax # 995-1506
Dr. Jayne Greenberg, District Director
Ms. Jacquelyn White, District Supervisor
Mr. Louis Lazo, Curriculum Support Specialist
Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information on appropriate health products and services.
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
Students will analyze the impact of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use effective interpersonal communication skills which enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal setting and decision making skills which enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.National Health Education Standards
Grades K-5 Health Education
Grades K-5 Health Curriculum
Aligned with Florida NGSSS
Faux Paw Internet Safety
Substance Abuse Prevention
Growing Up Issues
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Internet Safety Program
Almost all children are online—and online at an earlier age than ever before. Internet predators and other online dangers are a constant threat to children. Today’s parents did not grow up with the Internet: our generation is the first to teach Internet safety.
“Take a BYTE out of Internet Crime!”
The McGruff™ image and “Take a Bite Out of Crime™” are trademarks of the National Crime Prevention Council.
4. Teacher Supplements: Worksheets and Coloring Pages
Howdy kids! I’m your friend, Cursor. Remember, the Internet is like a big city with great places to go, but you have to be careful. That’s why we have three rules for Internet safety:
Keep. Don’t meet. Tell.
address, phone number, the name of your school, or a picture of
yourself to anyone online.
about anything you see on the Internet.
. . . So long friends.
Human Growth and Development Component Presented Thru
Science and Physical Education Classes
Science & Technology
Comprehensive Health/Health Literacy
Comprehensive Health/Responsible Health Behaviors
The Interaction of Society & the Environment
Advocacy & Promotion of Healthy Living
Grades 9 or 10 Health (State-Mandated integrated with Physical Education)
Communication, Coping & Interpersonal Skills
Responsible Decision Making and Planning
Positive Emotional Development
Substance Use, Misuse, and Abuse
Consumer Knowledge and Community Resources
Personal Money Management
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV/AIDS
Elementary Health Curriculum Workshop
Middle School Health Curriculum Workshop
High School Health Curriculum Workshop
CPR Instructor Training
CPR Instructor Renewal Training
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training
Health Issues Workshops
Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami
Area Health Education Center
MDCPS Adolescent Outreach Project
Larkin Community Hospital
Family Counseling Services
MDCPS Department of Food & Nutrition
Metro Dade Department of Health
Metro Dade Department of Human Services
City of Miami Fire Rescue
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Miami Childrens Hospital
JMH Florida Poison Control Center
Amigos For Kids
Miami-Dade County Health Department
We welcome your questions.
A SIXTH GRADE STUDENT APPROACHES YOU IN SCHOOL AND STATES, “I THINK I AM PREGNANT”. WHAT APPROACH SHOULD YOU TAKE IN HANDLING THIS SITUATION?
First and foremost, ask the student, “Why do you believe you are pregnant”? Based on the response, refer student to the counselor.
A THIRD GRADE STUDENT APPROACHES YOU WITH A DISTINCT BODY ODOR. WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD YOU PROVIDE TO THE STUDENT AT THIS TIME?
Refer situation to the child’s classroom teacher, and recommend that the teacher present a classroom session on body hygiene. Make sure that the teacher generalizes the situation instead of pointing fingers. Another option is to provide the class with the proper information yourself in the event the teacher does not.
TEACHERS ARE CONSTANTLY REQUESTING WAYS TO IMPLEMENT HEALTH RELATED ACTIVITES IN THEIR SCHOOLS. WHAT IDEAS CAN YOU GIVE THEM?
Career days, health fairs, invite district approved community organizations for classroom presentations, plays/skits, etc.
YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAYS AND YOU HEAR A GROUP OF ELEMENTARY GRADE STUDENTS TALKING ABOUT VARIOUS WEBSITES, AND ALSO PEOPLE WHO THEY CHAT WITH OVER THE INTERNET. WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD YOU PROVIDE TO THE STUDENTS IN REGARDS TO INTERNET SAFETY?
You would explain three important steps to the students. “Keep, Don’t Meet, and Tell”. First, keep you personal information to your self. Never give information such as your address, the school you attend, or and information that is accessible to predators. Second, never meet anyone you encounter via the internet. Third, tell a parent, teacher or trusted adult if you feel uncomfortable about anything you see on the computer.
A TENTH GRADE STUDENT CONFIDES THAT HE IS STRESSED OVER FCAT EXAM PREPARATION. HOW CAN YOU BUILD THE STUDENTS CONFIDENCE TO REDUCE TEST ANXIETY?
You would make three recommendations which includes: Be positive, focus on you strengths, eat right, exercise regularly, and get the sleep you need. Relax, (try some deep breathing before or during the test if you start to feel tense).
A PARENT CONTACTS YOU AND STATES, “I DON’T WANT MY CHILD TO TAKE HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION”. DOES THE CHILD HAVE TO?
No, according to Florida Statutes, a parent has the right to excuse his/her child from the HGD Curriculum via written statement. It is mandatory that the school provides an alternative assignment related to the topics of discussion excluding sensitive issues.
A STUDENT APPROACHES YOU AND STATES THAT EVERDAY AFTER SCHOOL HE IS GETTING PUSHED AROUND BY ANOTHER STUDENT. THE STUDENT STATES THAT JUST YESTERDAY THE STUDENT, THE STUDENT PUSHED HIM INTO A MUD PUDDLE. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR WEEKS, AND HE HASN’T TOLD ANYONE ABOUT IT. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO.
Schedule a meeting with both students and the counselor. Parents should be notified, as well as an administrator. Have a discussion about a safe environment in the school setting.
WHAT NUTRIONAL/PHYSICAL ACITIVIE STRATEGIES OR TIPS, WOULD YOU PROVIDE AN OVERWEIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WHO IS SOLICITING INFORMATION?
Choose exercise you enjoy, ask friends and family to get active with, keep a healthy diet, cut the junk food, and regular physical activity (30 to 60 minutes a day), example: walking, bike riding or
A 7TH GRADE STUDENT STATES, “I HAVE MY PERIOD”. SHE ALSO ASKS YOU FOR A SANITARY NAPKIN. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Explain to the student about the menstrual cycle, and let her know that it is a process that occurs approximately every 28 days, and that she should always be prepared. Refer her to the school clinic if available, counselor, or main office.
A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASKS YOU FOR A CONDOM. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
M-DCPS School Board policy states that no condom distributions in schools.*
* Community school based clinics are the only schools allowed to distribute condoms to certain students.