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.
Beginning in 2012, the Standards and Instructional support team has been working with educators across the state of Colorado to build curriculum support resources for the successful implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards. To date, 121 school districts have participated in the authoring and/or refining of the processes and products of the Colorado District Sample Curriculum Project. New drug prevention units have been developed based on the work of the initial Instructional Unit Samples. A team of Colorado Educators convened to update the Instructional Unit Samples and in some grades create new Instructional Units to align with current standards, trends, and district needs.
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.
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.
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!
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- 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:
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.
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Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Training Offerings
Trainer: Jamie Hurley – Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Principal Consultant
Contact Information: email@example.com
My goal with offering regional and district trainings is to develop a training specifically tailored for the needs of the educators in each district/region. The offerings listed below can be combined to create half day or full day professional development.
Each training will provide the following for each participant:
- Substitute pay
- Classroom resources
- Health & Physical Education Standards
- District Sample Curriculum Instructional Units
- Lesson Planning Development
- Instructional Strategies
- Student Learning Objectives
- Scope & Sequence development for Health & Physical Education
- Formative and Performative assessment development
*** Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss possible training dates and desired content for your teachers.