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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

The Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards focus on personal decision-making around emotional and social well-being, positive communication, healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco, drug, and alcohol abuse prevention and violence prevention. The standards underscore important skills for navigating today’s society with its complex and often confusing messages around health, beauty, and happiness. 

Important Announcements:

Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Modules

LDC is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas. Educators from districts across the state have authored LDC modules to augment the secondary sample instructional units (grades 6-12) in reading, writing, and communicating, science, comprehensive health, and social studies. 

Instructional Unit Samples in Physical Education

These (k-12th grade) instructional units are based on the Colorado Academic Standards in Physical Education, and were authored by teams of Colorado educators, including general education, special education, ELL, and other school professionals.

Now Available in Spanish! Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards

To help families and communities better understand the goals and outcomes of the Colorado Academic Standards, kindergarten through high school guides are available for all content areas.

Fast Facts: Comprehensive Health

If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Comprehensive Health education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Comprehensive Health education in Colorado!

PLC Bytes:

PLC Bytes are 7-10 minute presentations or longer segmented presentations designed to be used in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) or faculty meetings. Find archived PLC Bytes here.

  • Integration of Comprehensive Health  
    This prezi discusses the importance of the integration of Comprehensive Health concepts and skills into other content areas in order to support the development of the "Whole Child".



Comprehensive Health and Physical Education in Colorado is generously supported by:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  |  The Colorado Health Foundation  |  The Colorado Education Initiative

This allows RMC Health to be able to offer Comprehensive Health Education trainings that support the implementation of these entirely new standards and for CDE’s Office of Healthy Schools to offer trainings for physical education and physical activity. Check out the professional development page for more information on how to schedule a training in your area!

 

Relevant Statutes that Guide Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards

 

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