School Health - Professional Development Opportunities

The School Health program in the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health has experience and leadership in providing teachers with the hands-on preparation and experience needed in order to align curriculum with education standards and to assess student’s knowledge and skills related to classroom instruction.

The following CDC Training Tools for Healthy Schools workshops are available for state education and health agencies to host:
• Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
• Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
• School Health Guidelines to Promote Health Eating and Physical Activity (SHG)
• School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI)

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT):

Physical Ed Curriculum Analysis
The purpose of the PECAT is to help schools conduct a clear , concise analysis of a written physical education curriculum. The results of the analysis can help users to enhance, develop or select appropriate and effective physical education curriculum and to create a curriculum improvement plan.


Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT):
Health Ed Curriculum Analysis Tool
The HECAT training provides an overview of the structured process used to improve health education curriculum selection and curriculum development. The HECAT includes all the needed guidance and appraisal tools for carrying out a thorough assessment of a health education curriculum.


School Health Guidelines to Promote Health Eating and Physical Activity (SHG):
The SHG is a training on how to align the local school wellness policy with CDC's guidelines to promote healthy eating and physical activity.


School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI):
The SHI is a training on how to assess the strengths and weeknesses of the schools health policies and programs and develop an action plan to improve them.


Useful Links:

Good and Healthy South Dakota
Healthy South Dakota
SD Dept of Health


Contact

Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, 605-220-6453