1. Conduct a review of the information available on health behavior
risks by comparing the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) with the MN
Student Survey titled Perspectives on Youth (available at: http://www.mnschoolhealth.com/data.html)
AND any survey data from your school (your local school has a summary
of its own data from MN Student Survey but you may need to ask your Principal
for permission to view it) or you can use info you have collected or observed
on health risk behaviors of adolescents. Your comparison should culminate
in a 3-5 page typed paper identifying how you feel the major health risks
of students across the country and in MN compares with the risks of the
students you teach. Finally, you should include some ideas about
what topics are most important for you to cover in order to deal with these
National YRBS data is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/index.htm
2. Conduct an interview with a designated person from the MN Coordinated
School Health unit - Dr. Papenfuss can help you identify people here (interview
questions) OR attend one of the training workshops for health
educators sponsored by the DCFL with the approval of Dr. Papenfuss.
Healthy Happenings (the Mn Coordinated School Health Publication) provides
information about upcoming trainings as does the website for Coordinated
School Health at: http://www.mnschoolhealth.com/index2.html
To get on the mailing list for Healthy Happenings contact Peg Heaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651 284-3822
3. Write a description of what is meant by “Coordinated (or Comprehensive)
School Health Programs” citing at least three sources. You can check
the CDC web site, or use journal articles, and/or information from MN DCFL.
Choose any two components of the CSHP to assess (using the assessment tools
provided) and analyze how you might work with these components to improve
their contribution to Comprehensive School Health at your school.
CDC at: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/cshpdef.htm
MN Coordinated School Health at: http://www.mnschoolhealth.com/index2.html
School Health Index (for assessment tools) at: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/SHI/index.htm
4. Choose one of the performance packages for Health on the Grad Rule
web site at: http://mecr.state.mn.us/
that is appropriate to the age group that you teach. Review and summarize
it then describe how it is or could be incorporated into your curriculum.
5. Complete the reading quizzes for the assigned chapters
of the text Health Is Academic.
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Quiz 2 Study Guide
Quiz 3 Study Guide