ERIC Number: ED475840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Health and Life Skills for Kindergarten to Grade 9: Guide to Implementation.
This guide is intended to help teachers implement the prescribed outcomes in the Program of Studies for Health and Life Skills, Kindergarten to Grade 9 (2002). The goal of the program is to enable students to make well-informed, healthy choices and develop behaviors that contribute to the wellbeing of self and others. After describing "Program of Studies," the guide includes: "Comprehensive School Health" (e.g., integrated approach and determinants of health); "Establish a Positive Climate" (e.g., communicating with parents and building healthy school cultures); "Plan for Instruction" (e.g., organize instruction and offer choice and variety); "Instructional Strategies" (e.g., cooperative learning and portfolio development); "Assess, Evaluate and Communicate Student Learning" (e.g., assessment strategies and calculating achievement marks); and "Illustrative Examples" (e.g., sample learning activities, sample assessment activities, and teacher planning tools). Three appendixes include teacher planning tools (e.g., sample letter to inform parents of human sexuality instruction and tips for community resource people); student information masters (e.g., bike safety and basic first aid); and student activity masters (e.g., idea builder and research record). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Comprehensive School Health Education, Cooperative Learning, Daily Living Skills, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Group Discussion, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Independent Study, Inquiry, Journal Writing, Lesson Plans, Planning, Portfolio Assessment, Program Implementation, Role Playing, School Culture, Service Learning, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Alberta Learning, Learning and Teaching Resources Branch, 5th Floor, West Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada. Tel: 780-427-2984; Fax: 780-422-0576; Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/k_12/curriculum/bySubject/healthpls/default.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Learning and Teaching Resources Branch.