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ERIC Number: EJ981634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Healthy Collaboration Is Good for All: Coteaching Team at New Canaan High School Helps Students Track Personal Wellness
Russo, Christina T.; Luhtala, Michelle; Sapienza, Donna
Knowledge Quest, v40 n4 p58-61 Mar-Apr 2012
New Canaan, Connecticut, is a community of approximately twenty thousand residents, located fifty miles northeast of New York City. It was ranked second in the nation as an education town within its demographic category, according to In 2005 the high school rolled out an interdisciplinary project with freshmen health teachers to embed traditional library benchmarks (using the online public-access catalog (OPAC) and citing sources) into curricular learning. Since every freshman was matriculated in a health class in the first semester, it seemed logical to use the course as a vehicle toward that objective. Since then, "My Personal Wellness" (MPW) has evolved into a rigorous and relevant 21st-century, differentiated learning activity. It provides students with an engaging, authentic learning experience allowing them to apply their knowledge of comprehensive wellness, as it relates specifically to physical health. (Contains 1 figure & 3 works cited/recommended resource.)
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut