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Springfield, Massachusetts


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HLTH 505

Curriculum Construction in Health Education

This course analyzes the essential components of and procedures for the development of a written standards-based/data-driven pre-K 12 comprehensive health education or interdisciplinary (health education & physical education) curriculum. Using the National Health Standards and the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Frameworks, students will design and write a standards-based/data-driven curriculum document geared to a specific grade level (preK 12). Opportunity for interfacing physical education and health education instruction into a coherent interdisciplinary or cross-curricular written curriculums is often the typical instructional delivery model in grades preK 12, will be provided as one option for designing and developing a written curriculum document. The importance of parental involvement in the delivery of meaningful and age-appropriate health or interdisciplinary curricular materials will be showcased as students enrolled in this course will evaluate the impact parenting roles and responsibilities have on strengthening the well-being of individuals and families via well-designed health instructional materials. A variety of assessment tools and techniques will be explored completing the connection among instruction, curriculum, and evaluation

Units: 3.0