Ch 28: Overview of Health Education Programs

About This Chapter

Learn about all aspects of health education programs in schools by watching our engaging and fast video lessons. Use the quick quizzes and chapter exam to make sure you understand the material.

Overview of Health Education Programs - Chapter Summary

In this chapter you'll learn how to implement and evaluate health education programs in the schools. Find out about different student learning styles and how to meet varying student needs. You'll get an introduction to effective teaching and instructional strategies and culturally responsive teaching.

As you get further into the chapter, you'll uncover the roles played by the local board of education and the state and federal governments in public education. Study ways in which lessons taught in the schools can be extended to the larger community and discover how to use assessments to improve health education and ecological assessments for students with special needs. These video lessons emphasize goal orientation theory and show you how goals affect student motivation and behavior. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain ways to develop and assess health education programs in schools
  • Describe the characteristics of different learning styles
  • List effective teaching and instructional methods that promote learning
  • Explain the direct instruction teaching method
  • Define the role of technology in the classroom
  • Explain how health education teachers and their students can participate in the greater community
  • Describe collaboration and communication strategies used to expand program reach
  • Explain the role of assessment in education

The video lessons we use are brief and entertaining, making learning fun. They are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts. We provide you with the key terms you need to know and we give you video tags to take you quickly and easily to the portion of the video you wish to review. Professional instructors who are experts in their field lead these lessons.

17 Lessons in Chapter 28: Overview of Health Education Programs
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School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation

1. School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation

This lesson outlines several important steps involved in developing a school health education program, particularly: organization, planning, investigation, and communication.

School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources

2. School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources

This lesson covers several steps involved in successfully developing a school health education program. These include assessing the needs of the community, developing a mission statement, and evaluating the program's resources.

School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development

3. School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development

This lesson will focus on the curriculum-related aspects of developing a school health education program as well as the importance of professional development.

Characteristics of Learning Styles

4. Characteristics of Learning Styles

Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.

Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

5. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics and strategies of effective teaching. We'll also look at some methods used by teachers, such as case studies and role playing, that are used to encourage student learning.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

6. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

7. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Direct Instruction Teaching Method: Definition, Examples & Strategies

8. Direct Instruction Teaching Method: Definition, Examples & Strategies

Learn about direct instruction and how educators use it effectively in their classrooms. Explore strategies for using direct instruction, including what types of information and subjects it is best suited for.

Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

9. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

Teachers in today's schools need to be aware of the uses of educational technology. This lesson explains both the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.

The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

10. The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

There are a lot of responsibilities in education, but who is in charge of what? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the local government in public education in America, including the duties that are common to local boards of education.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

11. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.

The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

12. The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

What is health education? How are teachers involved in health education in the community? And how can students make a difference? You'll find out in this lesson.

Communication Strategies for Internal & External Public Health Education

13. Communication Strategies for Internal & External Public Health Education

Public Health Education is the science of keeping communities properly informed about all the aspects that keep its members safe and healthy. However, informing communities in an appropriate way requires some strategies, which we discuss in this lesson.

Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

14. Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

What academic goals do you set for yourself? Are you driven by interest in the academic discipline or by extrinsic factors, such as receiving a higher salary because you have a degree? You may be driven by both. This lesson will explore goals and how they affect student motivation and behavior.

Using Assessments to Improve Health Education

15. Using Assessments to Improve Health Education

In this lesson, you'll learn the value of newer assessment types compared to conventional assessment used in health education. You'll also explore how they can help improve health education.

The Importance of Assessment in Education

16. The Importance of Assessment in Education

Assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. This lesson gives an overview of assessment, why it benefits both teachers and students, and the three most common forms of assessment.

Special Education and Ecological Assessments

17. Special Education and Ecological Assessments

An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.

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