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1 Human Growth and Development Wauwatosa School District Curriculum Council Meeting

2 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.

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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.

8 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

9 Revised Parent Letters/Communication Recommendation : Creation of a dedicated web site to provide parent access to information and resources to support HG & D learning.

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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.

14 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

15 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


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