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Essentials of Teaching Health Education 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access, The

Essentials of Teaching Health Education 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access, The

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    The Essentials of Teaching Health Education, Second Edition, presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides educators all they need to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help their students become health literate, develop self-efficacy, and gain the 21st-century skills they need to maintain or improve health and well-being.

    What Sets This Book Apart
    This text meets the unique needs of schools, teachers, and students. It emphasizes an individualized approach to enhancing student learning and developing skills based on current research and national health education standards.

    This new edition of The Essentials of Teaching Health Education features the following:
    • Two new chapters: one on the role of health education in the 21st century and the other on equity and social justice in health education
    • An updated definition of skills-based health education
    • A revised skill-development model that puts learning theory into practice as well as updated research connecting this approach to health behavior theory and learning theory
    • A new student resource accessed through HKPropel
    • Practical strategies for curriculum design and program development with a skills-based approach—one that makes it easy to put the content into action and make a meaningful impact on students
    • Real-world examples to help readers understand and apply the content, along with summaries, key points, and review questions that aid in retaining the information
    • Vocabulary words and definitions to help students keep up with the ever-changing terminology in health education
    Ancillaries for adopting instructors are available online.

    Book Organization
    The book is arranged into four parts. Part I delves into the skills-based approach to health education, explaining the role of health education, discussing equity and justice in health education, describing the importance of the approach, and demystifying student motivation. Part II focuses on how to teach skills that are based on the National Health Education Standards: accessing valid and reliable information, products, and services; analyzing influences; interpersonal communication; decision making and goal setting; self-management; and advocacy.

    Part III explores how to use data to inform curriculum planning, outlines the eight steps for curriculum development, and shows teachers how to design meaningful assessments. In part IV, readers learn how to create a positive learning environment, implement a skills-based approach, and meet the unique needs of elementary health education. The final chapter examines professional development beyond the classroom.

    A Framework for Successful Acquisition of Skills
    The Essentials of Teaching Health Education, Second Edition, offers evidence-informed strategies as it guides teachers through the critical process of supplying students with the tools they need for success in school and in life. The authors use the Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework to set the foundation for teaching the skills students need.

    The text is comprehensive and flexible to meet all students’ needs. With all the ancillaries and tools it provides, educators are set to deliver a complete, well-rounded curriculum that will prepare future teachers for success.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.

    Audience

    Undergraduate text for health education majors. Resource for in-service K-12 health educators.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Building the Foundation of a Skills-Based Approach
    Chapter 1. The Role of Health Education
    Health as a Continuum
    The Need for Health Education
    Using Resources in School-Based Health Education
    Designing Health Education
    Improving Health Outcomes
    Summary

    Chapter 2. Understanding a Skills-Based Approach
    Components of Skills-Based Health Education
    Skills-Based Health Education in Practice
    Support for Skills-Based Health Education
    Summary

    Chapter 3. Equity and Justice in Health Education
    Health Disparity and Health Inequity
    Factors Contributing to Inequities
    Social Justice and Health Equity
    Social Justice Practices for Your Classroom
    Summary

    Chapter 4. Developing Health-Literate Individuals
    Components of Health Literacy
    Continuum of Health Literacy
    Developing Health Literacy as an Asset
    Establishing Health Literacy for Life
    Summary

    Chapter 5. Examining Student Motivation
    Theories of Motivation
    Developmental Levels and Motivation
    General Considerations Across Age Levels
    Summary

    Chapter 6. Making Cross-Curricular Connections
    A Coordinated Approach to Student Success
    Shaping Local Wellness Policies
    Making Interdisciplinary Connections for School Improvement
    Summary

    Part II. Teaching to the National Health Education Standards
    Chapter 7. Accessing Valid and Reliable Information, Products, and Services
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 8. Analyzing Influences
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 9. Interpersonal Communication
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 10. Decision Making
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 11. Goal Setting
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 12. Self-Management
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 13. Advocacy
    Step 1: Introduce the Skill
    Step 2: Present Skill Cues/Critical Elements
    Step 3: Model the Skill
    Step 4: Practice and Feedback
    Step 5: Assess the Skill and Support Transfer
    Summary

    Part III. Developing Curricula and Assessments
    Chapter 14. Using Data to Inform Curriculum Planning Compiling Functional Information
    Gathering and Understanding Data
    Interpreting Data to Make Decisions on Curriculum
    Using Data to Build Support for Health Education
    Summary

    Chapter 15. Eight Steps for Curriculum Development
    Step 1: Get to Know the Students and the Community
    Step 2: Formulate Goals
    Step 3: Design Benchmark Assessments
    Step 4: Determine Health Topics, Functional Information, and Skills
    Step 5: Create a Scope and Sequence
    Step 6: Develop Unit Plan, Objectives, and Outcomes
    Step 7: Develop Unit Assessments
    Step 8: Create Lesson Plans
    Summary

    Chapter 16. Designing Meaningful Assessments
    Purpose of Assessment
    Types of Assessment
    Authentic Assessment
    Rubrics and Grading
    Constructive Feedback
    Summary

    Part IV. Strategies for Effective Instruction
    Chapter 17. Creating a Positive Learning Environment
    Know Yourself
    Have a Plan
    Build Relationships With Your Students
    Establish Classroom Norms, Consequences, and Reward Systems
    Foster Student Leadership and Involvement
    Be a Positive Role Model
    Summary

    Chapter 18. Implementing a Skills-Based Approach
    Facilitate Learning Experiences
    Format Lessons to Support Skill Development and Knowledge Acquisition
    Provide Engaging, Relevant Experiences
    Foster Participation and Active Learning
    Provide Opportunities for Self-Reflection, Internalization, and Personalization
    Provide Opportunities for Skill Development
    Summary

    Chapter 19. Meeting the Unique Needs of Teaching Elementary Health Education
    Making Time for Health Education
    Considerations for the Elementary Level
    Using Children’s Literature to Support Health Education
    Engaging Families and the Community
    Summary

    Chapter 20. Professional Development and Advocacy
    Staying Current and Relevant
    Engaging in Professional Development Opportunities
    Developing a Personalized Professional Development Plan
    Using What You Learn
    Advocating for Health Education
    Summary

    About the Author

    Sarah Sparrow Benes, EdD, CHES, received her EdD in curriculum and teaching from Boston University, her EdM in human movement from Boston University, and her BS in athletic training from the University of Connecticut. She is on track to earn her master’s degree in public health in 2021. Sarah worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer and an assistant athletic trainer at Boston University before transitioning to teaching full time and running the physical education and health education programs for six years. Dr. Benes is now at Merrimack College as an associate clinical professor in the School of Health Sciences. She has taught a range of courses, including curriculum and teaching methods, student teaching practicums, health education for elementary educators, health behavior theory, and introduction to public health. Dr. Benes developed and led the first short-term study abroad course in the School of Health Sciences, taking students to Scotland as part of a course comparing public health in the United States and abroad. Dr. Benes’ research interests include skills-based health education, physical activity in the classroom, and enhancing school-based physical education and health education programming. Dr. Benes is currently on the board of SHAPE America and she has served as chair of the Health Education Council of SHAPE America. She has done curriculum development with many districts in Massachusetts, has conducted skills-based health education professional development across the country and internationally, and has written many health education presentations and publications. She currently lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with her husband, two daughters, and a yellow lab. She enjoys reading, hiking, and going on adventures with her family.

    Holly Alperin, EdM, MCHES, has over 20 years of experience in both public health and education. She holds an EdM in policy, planning, and administration from Boston University and a BS in health education and health promotion from Central Michigan University. She has the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) designation. Currently, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) she is a faculty member in the department of kinesiology’s health and physical education teacher preparation program. Prior to UNH, she worked for 16 years with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in a variety of roles that supported schools’ efforts to strengthen policies, increase capacity around school health programs and school nutrition programs, and improve professional development for educators. Through work at the local, state, national, and international levels, she supports the implementation of a skills-based health education program and collaborates with schools and communities as they create a culture of health and well-being for all young people. Ms. Alperin’s research interests include skills-based health education, creating a culture of health and well-being in schools that ensures safe and equitable health education experiences, and enhancing school-based physical education and health education programming. Ms. Alperin currently serves in a variety of volunteer roles, including a member of the Publications Committee and Health Education Council for SHAPE America, and she is the past vice president of health education for the New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She lives in Atkinson, New Hampshire, with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys the beach, outdoor adventures, skiing with her family, and taking time to enjoy a good book.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter learning objectives and summaries, review questions and answers, teaching tips, suggested readings, and web links.

    Test package. Contains more than 200 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats.

    Presentation package. Includes more than 250 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-7182-0060-9.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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