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Curriculum Const & Assmt: Secondary Health Science
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Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration
- Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the health science classroom.
- Determine strategies for increasing the level of parental involvement.
- Explain the importance of parent–teacher communication and collaboration.
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the health science classroom.
- Explore the range of social, health, educational, and language-related service agencies and other resources available at school and off-campus.
- Review the roles of health science professional organizations.
- Identify professional development opportunities in health science available in your state.
- Analyze the importance of staying current in health science education.
- Analyze professional resources available to health science teachers.
Reading and Writing Strategies
- Implement reading and writing strategies in a health science lesson.
- Evaluate current health science texts.
- Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into health science lessons.
- Examine strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in health science.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
- Integrate literature into a health science lesson.
- Compile a list of fiction and nonfiction literature to enhance health science instruction.
- Utilize consumer, environmental, and community health resources.
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
- Explore various technologies and media that can support health science instruction.
- Analyze health resources for validity.
Review of Health Science Education Content Knowledge
- Define health and wellness.
- Describe major content areas of health science education.
- Examine your state’s teacher licensure examinations for health science education.
History and Trends in Health Science Education
- Explain historical perspectives and trends in health science instruction.
- Examine current themes and trends in health science instruction.
Standards and Curricula
- Examine state and national health science standards.
- Describe the importance of curriculum mapping in planning and preparation.
Classroom Assessments and Rubrics
- Evaluate the characteristics of effective health science assessment.
- Construct an open-ended assessment.
- Analyze formative and summative health science assessments and rubrics.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
- Analyze effective motivational techniques to engage health science students.
- Review approaches to unit and lesson planning in teaching health science.
- Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach health science to adolescents.
- Analyze ways in which differentiating instruction occurs in the health science classroom.
- Identify ways in which classroom management techniques can enhance the health science classroom.
- Examine a holistic health education approach.
- Develop an instructional unit for health science.
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