Presentation on theme: "Human Growth and Development Wauwatosa School District Curriculum Council Meeting 1-10-12."— Presentation transcript:
Human Growth and Development Wauwatosa School District Curriculum Council Meeting
Committee Establishment A citizens' advisory committee shall be established, in accordance with Board Policy #9140 and (5), Wis. Stats., in order to ensure the effective participation of staff, parents and health-care professionals in the design and implementation of this program area. The committee shall review the curriculum at least every three (3) years.
Purpose of HGD Advisory Committee Review the current HGD policy, curriculum, and resources and make recommendations to the Health Writing Curriculum Team. Work is guided by: – Chapter (2) Wis. Stats – School Board Policy # 2414 – Human Growth and Development
HGD Committee Members Beth Erenberger - Director of Student Learning Bill Anderson - Supervisor of Student Learning Andrea Powers - Health Ed Content Leader Ted Marino - Advisor Laura Wainscott - Community Liaison Sally Roepe, School District Nurse Rita Roger-Piper - Community Member Suzelle Lynch - Clergy Member Steven Peay – Clergy Member Megan Arndorfer - Health Teacher Barb Bruesewitz - Family and Consumer Ed. Laura Kurz - Health Teacher Edie Schaffner - Fifth Grade Teacher Wendy Schmidt - Physical Education Teacher Wendy Halm – Parent Krista Fritz, First Grade Teacher Susan Burbach - Fifth Grade Teacher Lynn Misirian - Guidance Counselor Wendi Kaiser, Parent Emily Roethe - First Grade Teach Maggie Mulroy - Guidance Counselor Karen Zimmerman, Social Worker Meri White - PE Teacher Stephanie Chin - Parent Chad Hoffman - PE Teacher Karri Tait – Parent Stacy Lynch – Parent Beth Zimmerman - 6th Grade Teacher
Committee Meetings Meeting Dates, Times, Location – 1 st Meeting October 6 th, 5:30-7:30pm, BOE room – 2 nd Meeting November 3 rd, 5:30-7:30pm, BOE room – 3 rd Meeting December 1 st, 5:30-7:30pm, BOE room – 4 th Meeting January 4 th, 5:00-6:00pm Fisher A Meeting Format – Public special interest forum – 1 st ten minutes. – Large group updates – Small teams work in areas – Large group check-in and next steps Communication moving forward
Outcomes District Belief Statements Revised Parent Letters Rubrics for Evaluating Media & Materials Identified Curriculum Gaps and Areas for Improvement Provide advisory guidance to Health Content Team
District Belief (Outcome) Statements We Believe that Human Growth and Development curriculum… 1.Promotes healthy life skills, including respect for self and others, and encourages students to make healthy decisions.* 2.Promotes and encourages open and respectful communication between students and their parents, guardians and/or other trusted responsible adults. * 3.Provides current, medically accurate, developmentally appropriate and comprehensive information about human growth, development and sexuality.* 4.Provides a safe and respectful forum to address issues, questions, and concerns about personal sexual development and feelings.* 5.Develops an understanding that sexuality is an integral component of one’s physical, social and emotional development. * 6.Promotes the development of a positive personal standard of behavior.
Revised Parent Letters Recommendation 1: Standardization of parent letters to inform parents of HG & D content and delivery – DATE INSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN – SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED – OPPORTUNITY (TIME, PLACE) TO REVIEW MATERIALS PRIOR TO INSTRUCTION – SPECIFICS ABOUT INSTRUCTION, I.E., SEPARATING BOYS & GIRLS – OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION THE TEACHER THINKS THE PARENTS MAY WANT. – RESOURCES/MATERIALS
Revised Parent Letters/Communication Recommendation : Creation of a dedicated web site to provide parent access to information and resources to support HG & D learning.
Rubrics for Evaluating Media & Materials Recommendations Recommendation 1: – Needs to meet the Wisconsin PK-12 Standards for Health Education, Wisconsin Act 134, Wauwatosa School Policy Recommendation 2: – Influenced by HG& D Resource Packet (4 th Ed, 2005) Recommendation 3: – Developmentally appropriate – Needs to reflect the literacy level of the student population – Culturally competent and free of bias (6.8 & 6.9 in HG& D Packet) – Multiple media needed to address the needs of diverse learners – Reference rubric 6.15 in HG & D packet
Rubrics for Evaluating Media & Materials Recommendations Recommendation 4: – Web Based Learning: (websites, blogs): – Web based health content should come from reputable sources (ie CDC, Medline Plus) – Web based content should be evaluated utilizing sites, such as HON (Health on the Net Foundation). – Reference rubric 6.17 in HG & D packet Recommendation 5: – Visual Media (DVDs, you-tube): – Must be accurate and relevant – Must be accessible at all time – Must be cost efficient – Reference rubric 6.16 in HG & D packet
Rubrics for Evaluating Media & Materials Recommendations Recommendation 6: – Written Material (Books, pamphlets): – Must be accurate and relevant – Must be cost efficient with material that cannot be found on web – Must be able to be adapted to meet learner needs – If a textbook is recommended, the text must be comprehensive in content and considered a highly regarded source of information – Reference information in 6.14 in HG & D
Curriculum Improvement Group Recommendations Recommendation 1: – Scope and sequence to include clear delineation of HG & D curriculum and designation of responsibility for instructional delivery. (See draft matrix in appendix) Recommendation 2: – Use of board policy language during work is important (see appendix) Recommendation 3: – Staff development plan to include ongoing HG & D training.
Curriculum Improvement Group - Elementary Level Recommendations Recommendation 4: Elementary Level Additional comments: – Second Step covers decision-making process in grades K-5 Dr. Diehr’s recommendations: – important to be proactive, teach information before the child needs it – second grade should cover proper names for private body parts – Programs to consider: Drug Defense, nutrition activities through Children’s Hospital, peers with impact See scope and sequence matrix
Curriculum Improvement Group - Secondary Level Recommendations Content5 th 6 th 7 th 8 th 10 th Understand the uniqueness and worth of themselves and others (awareness of gender identity and sexual orientation) xx+++ Understand relationships based on respect of self and othersx+x++ Sexuality is physicalxxxxx Sexuality is psychologicalx+xx+ Sexuality is socialx+xx+ HGD Scope and Sequence x = Currently teach at that grade level + = Need to add to grade level