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Instructional Resources - Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

Teaching the Colorado Academic Standards in social studies is supported through a wide array of free instructional resources. This webpage lists just a few of these resources and will be updated regularly. If you are an educator in Colorado and have suggestions for a great free resource please email Terry Jones. For additional opportunities please check Professional Development.

The resources are currently organized by the following main topics:


Comprehensive Health

  • 9Health Fair - Access to low cost health care and health fairs for schools.
  • The Aligning Learning with Learners Guide: Classroom Approaches to Addressing the Needs of All Youth (ALL Guide) - Use this diagnostic tool to assess the cultural appropriateness and inclusiveness of health education instruction, assessment strategies and classroom climate. Then, consult the ALL Guide for strategies and resources to enhance the inclusiveness of your instruction.
  • American Association for Health Education - Find resources, professional development, and advocacy tools for health education and promotion.
  • Colorado Education Initiative - The Colorado Education Initiative works to accelerate the achievement of a high-quality K-12 educational system that ensures the success of every educator, leader and student by cultivating a network of shared innovation, learning, vision, and ownership among diverse parties, leveraging the power of many, and equipping teachers, leaders, and organizations with the knowledge, resources, tools, guidance, and financial support to drive improvement outcomes.
  • Colorado School Safety - Risk management and prevention.
  • Colorado Uplift - Colorado Uplift offers a unique, comprehensive solution to the issues faced by urban kids and has an overall goal to empower urban young people to become leaders and productive citizens through long-term, relational support.
  • Colorado Youth Matter - Colorado Youth Matter helps educate the educator-in schools and communities, among families and peers. Through training, research, advocacy, comprehensive sexuality education and youth/family partnerships, we help communities across Colorado reach their desired academic and health goals.
  • Effective Programs Archive – Sociometrics - Access outstanding research-to-practice prevention programs in key health areas, such as teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention.
  • HealthTeacher - Get K-12 health curriculum and lessons geared toward all teachers, regardless of whether they have professional preparation as a health educator.
  • Healthy Kids. Healthy Colorado. - Child health care tips and information from experts at Children's Hospital Colorado. Different popular topics are highlighted each month.
  • Healthy Learning Paths - Healthy Learning Paths' mission is to empower children by teaching wellness strategies for success in health, learning, and life through the Be Well, Learn Well® school program. The program serves all children, with a focus on early childhood and families with low income.
  • LDC Toolkit - The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) offers a research based approach to incorporating literacy into all areas of content in grades K-12 by providing a common framework that facilitates teacher creativity and builds literacy skills across content areas. LDC equips teachers with the tools and training needed to implement the college- and/or career-ready expectations embodied in the Common Core State Standards so that all students experience effective teaching and learning in all subject areas throughout their schooling and emerge with the skills necessary to meet the demands of the 21st century global marketplace. The toolkit provides a step-by-step process for helping Colorado teachers utilize LDC to improve the delivery of classroom literacy instruction across content areas.
  • National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP SAMHSA) - Use this searchable online registry of more than 190 interventions to find resources to promote mental health, prevent substance abuse and support treatment.
  • RMC Health - The mission of RMC Health is to improve the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of children and youth by providing innovative and effective professional development (training, coaching, and resources) to educators and professionals who serve them.
  • School Health Education Resources (SHER) - Access the myriad school health education resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Search by grade level, topic or language (including English, Spanish and Chinese) to find curriculum and lessons, fact sheets, materials for students, and instructional materials for educators.

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Physical Education

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Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Tap these resources to help develop a healthier school environment, including health and physical education.
  • American Heart Association - Use these resources to integrate personal & physical wellness standard into a variety of classes, including gym, and the school.
  • The Colorado Education Initiative - The Colorado Education Initiative works to accelerate the achievement of a high-quality K-12 educational system that ensures the success of every educator, leader and student by cultivating a network of shared innovation, learning, vision, and ownership among diverse parties, leveraging the power of many, and equipping teachers, leaders, and organizations with the knowledge, resources, tools, guidance, and financial support to drive improvement outcomes.
  • Healthy Kids. Healthy Colorado. - Child health care tips and information from experts at Children's Hospital Colorado. Different popular topics are highlighted each month.
  • Healthy Learning Paths - Healthy Learning Paths' mission is to empower children by teaching wellness strategies for success in health, learning, and life through the Be Well, Learn Well® school program. The program serves all children, with a focus on early childhood and families with low income.
  • RMC Health - The mission of RMC Health is to improve the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of children and youth by providing innovative and effective professional development (training, coaching, and resources) to educators and professionals who serve them.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Colorado Youth Matter - Colorado Youth Matter helps educate the educator-in schools and communities, among families and peers. Through training, research, advocacy, comprehensive sexuality education and youth/family partnerships, we help communities across Colorado reach their desired academic and health goals.
  • ETR and Associates - Access four acclaimed ETR evidence-based prevention curricula focusing on teen HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy prevention – and get reviews of school-based prevention programs.

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Emotional and Social Wellness

  • Building Bridges for Children’s Mental Health in Colorado - Get tools for families and schools such as tip sheets and presentations to support behavioral health education in public schools.
  • Center for Mental Health in Schools - Find resources, online trainings, learning communities and exchanges, guides to evidence-based practices, and the latest research supporting mental health education in schools.
  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) - Access the numerous nationally available, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs that provide systematic classroom instruction to enhance children’s abilities to recognize and manage their emotions, appreciate the perspectives of others, establish pro-social goals and solve problems, and use a variety of interpersonal skills to handle the challenges of growing up.
  • Colorado Education Initiative - The Colorado Education Initiative works to accelerate the achievement of a high-quality K-12 educational system that ensures the success of every educator, leader and student by cultivating a network of shared innovation, learning, vision, and ownership among diverse parties, leveraging the power of many, and equipping teachers, leaders, and organizations with the knowledge, resources, tools, guidance, and financial support to drive improvement outcomes.
  • Colorado Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports - Get support on developing an effective school environment with explicit instruction for social and emotional skills, including bully prevention, and shared expectations and positive reinforcements for behavior.
  • Colorado Uplift - Colorado Uplift offers a unique, comprehensive solution to the issues faced by urban kids and has an overall goal to empower urban young people to become leaders and productive citizens through long-term, relational support.
  • Colorado Youth Matter - Colorado Youth Matter helps educate the educator-in schools and communities, among families and peers. Through training, research, advocacy, comprehensive sexuality education and youth/family partnerships, we help communities across Colorado reach their desired academic and health goals.
  • Healthy Learning Paths - Healthy Learning Paths' mission is to empower children by teaching wellness strategies for success in health, learning, and life through the Be Well, Learn Well® school program. The program serves all children, with a focus on early childhood and families with low income.
  • Random Acts of Kindness - Emotional and social wellness lessons.
  • RMC Health - The mission of RMC Health is to improve the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of children and youth by providing innovative and effective professional development (training, coaching, and resources) to educators and professionals who serve them.

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Bullying Prevention

  • Anti-Defamation League – No Place for Hate Campaign - Find out about this effort in the Mountain States region to organize schools to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity; access tools and strategies to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.
  • CDE's Office of Bullying Prevention and Intervention - Get support on developing an effective school environment with explicit instruction for social and emotional skills, including bully prevention, and shared expectations and positive reinforcements for behavior.
  • Colorado Education Initiative - The Colorado Education Initiative works to accelerate the achievement of a high-quality K-12 educational system that ensures the success of every educator, leader and student by cultivating a network of shared innovation, learning, vision, and ownership among diverse parties, leveraging the power of many, and equipping teachers, leaders, and organizations with the knowledge, resources, tools, guidance, and financial support to drive improvement outcomes.
  • Colorado School Safety Resource Center - Explore this website offering a wealth of resources for educators and to learn more about the Colorado School Safety Resource Center’s work with schools and communities to create safe and successful school environments for students.
  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - This site provides resources on creating a safe and respectful climate for students who are or who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered and includes safe school toolkits and resources for teachers including lesson plans and activities
  • Stop Bullying Now! - Visit this US Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services combined site for resources on bullying prevention for teachers, other school staff, law enforcement, mental health professionals, parents, and students.

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