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Barbara Casey
B EDUC 423
Bothell Campus

Knowing, Teaching, Assessing in Health, Fitness and Issues of Abuse

Examines health and fitness as it relates to children's development of responsibility health promoting behaviors; how to identify physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; teacher report responsibilities; and methods of teaching about abuse/prevention. Open to Bothell Teacher Certification Program students only.

Class description

This course is designed to teach students how to examine helath and fitness as it relates to children's development of responsible health promoting behaviors that contribute to the general well being of the family, community, and environment. In addition, this course meets the Washington State requirements for addressing issues of abuse in teacher certification programs. Book Requirement: Telijohan, SK, Symons, CW, and Pateman, B. (2009). Health education: Elementary and middle school applications (6th Ed.). McGraw Hill Higher Education. *Book is in the bookstore and library

Student learning goals

Students will learn how to create a coordinated school/class health program - Creating a model for health and learning.

Students will learn how to obtain basic health and fitness information and interpret that information.

Students will learn how to understand and use basic health and fitness information as related to active lifestyles, personal development, and healthy choices/behavior.

Students will review Washington State school health and safety laws.

Students will review family and community involvement in school communities.

Students will review issues of abuse.

General method of instruction

This course is designed to provide a variety of teaching/learning components for active student learning; direct instruction (i.e. lecture), guest speakers, videos, readings, website activities, and small and large group interactions

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Class participation Presentations (Group and Individual) Web "info" portfolio' Community activity Video - PBS documentary Paper on a selected topic

Credit/No Credit - 90% out of 100% for Credit

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Barbara Casey
Date: 06/24/2010