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1 Embedded Health Education A New Approach to Health Education Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Minnesota Principal Dave Adney Not Your Daddys Health Class

2 Minnetonka High School Embedded Health Program Minnetonka High School Embedded Health Program A focus on : Student Development Student Development –Age Appropriate Topics –Current Research –Responsiveness –High School Career Support Versus: Student Information Student Information –Traditional Topic Selection –Data Presentation –Lack of Flexibility –Typical One Year Instruction

3 By the end of this presentation you will…. Be able to identify the need for health education reform Be able to identify the need for health education reform Understand the structure of the MHS Embedded Health Program Understand the structure of the MHS Embedded Health Program Identify the key parts of the curriculum Identify the key parts of the curriculum Understand the operational elements of the program including various partnerships Understand the operational elements of the program including various partnerships

4 How would you describe your high school health class?

5 In a perfect world, how should students learn about health?

6 The Need:

7 The Minnetonka Solution

8 Embedded Health Model 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

9 Hurdles to Implementation

10 A Closer Look at the Curriculum Age Appropriate Age Appropriate Responsive Responsive Student Focused Student Focused Research Based Research Based Wide Scope Wide Scope Flexible Flexible Commitment to review Commitment to review

11 MHS Scope and Sequence Mental Health Cyber Footprint, Social Networking Cyber Footprint, Social Networking Cyber Bullying / Harassment Cyber Bullying / Harassment Drugs / Nutrition Communication (Cell phones, texting, social networking) Communication (Cell phones, texting, social networking) Online Gaming & Online Gambling Online Gaming & Online Gambling Nutrition / Sexuality Hoax Websites (Finding appropriate info on web / trusted Medical info) Hoax Websites (Finding appropriate info on web / trusted Medical info) Body Image and Media Body Image and Media Pornography Pornography College Prep / Health After High School Cyber Footprint (Future employers / college admissions) Cyber Footprint (Future employers / college admissions) Positives/benefits of technology Positives/benefits of technology Personal Information (Credit History / Finances) Personal Information (Credit History / Finances)

12 Topics and Placement Mental Health Mental Health Chemicals and Drugs Chemicals and Drugs Healthy Nutrition Healthy Nutrition Relationships Relationships CPR CPR Sexuality Sexuality Transitions Transitions Diseases Diseases CDC Emergencies 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.

13 Relevance and Responsiveness H1N1 Quick Communication Quick Communication Strategy Strategy Updates Updates Parent Messages Parent Messages Emerging Issues Emerging Issues Awareness Awareness

14 Technology Enriched

15 Web-based Textbook

16 Web-based Assessments

17 The New Teacher Profile

18 The Health Teachers Perspective Insert video clip Insert video clip

19 The Operational Model

20 Student Pullout Schedule

21 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

22 Teacher Schedules

23 Keynote Speakers Brain Research Brain Research Differentiated for all grades Differentiated for all grades Large/Small Group Presentations Large/Small Group Presentations Community Involvement Community Involvement David Walsh Why Do They Act That Way?

24 Age Appropriate Instruction Insert video – May I kiss you? Insert video – May I kiss you?

25 Important Assets for Students Health Teachers Health Teachers Reading Materials Reading Materials Internet Internet Church Leaders Church Leaders Family Family Medical Community Medical Community Peers Peers Coaches/ Staff Coaches/ Staff

26 Research Shows…

27 The Next Step: Social Norms Project Research Based Research Based Perception is Reality Perception is Reality Impacts Everyone Impacts Everyone Talking points Talking points Community Involvement Community Involvement Fundamental Change Fundamental Change K – 12 Impact K – 12 Impact

28 Changing Perceptions Laying the Groundwork for Ongoing Discussions

29 Parents as Partners

30 Administrative Leadership Hi, This is Dave Adney.

31 Insert audio message

32 Partnership Between Teachers/Families

33 Community Partnerships

34 The Students Perspective Insert video TLC? Insert video TLC?

35 Final Thoughts

36 Questions and Comments

37 To Contact Us Minnetonka High School Administrative Team David Adney Adam Ehrmantraut Jeff Erickson


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