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Exploring Practices that Enhance School Health and Well-Being

Course #: 02-1385

Price: $84.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • IACET: 0.4 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 7.00 Hours

This course is approved for Wyoming teachers only.

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CEU Course Description

Part 1: According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, students must feel safe before they are able to learn. They also need the sheer energy it takes to concentrate on increasingly-complex subject matter and to perform on a daily basis. Logically, therefore, we need to start considering both health and safety as non-negotiable prerequisites of a successful education. Studies back this up, showing us with hard data that prioritizing health and safety initiatives is correlated with happier, more productive students—and even higher grades and other markers of success. 

Part 2: Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers had tough jobs that were under-supported and largely under-appreciated. The past year has shone a spotlight on just how hard teachers work and the importance of teacher wellbeing. There were even some calls for schools to increase teacher support. We can’t move forward without schools actually providing practical support for teacher wellbeing—but what does that look like?

Part 3: In order to advance the common goal of improving social, health, and academic outcomes for all students, coordinated efforts that integrate multiple components of healthy school environments are needed.  This continuing education course, developed using information from Child Trends, addresses The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model that illustrates the interconnected nature of 10 elements of a healthy school environment, and how policymakers can best implement this model.  Study findings evaluating how to better integrate the WSCC framework in policy are presented from the perspectives of state policymakers, educators, and students.

CEU Course Objectives

Part 1:

  1. Define the objectives and standards of a safe, healthy school
  2. Discuss the importance of safety and health in successful education
  3. Outline the differing ways in which parents, teachers, and administrators can help build safe and healthy schools 
  4. Realize the state of school safety and health in America right now
  5. Go over the practical steps of building school safety and health plans
  6. Talk about how to protect the health and safety of remote students
Part 2:
  1. Discuss the importance of teacher wellbeing
  2. Delve through the recent research regarding stressors and the long-term effects of chronic stress
  3. Outline the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for a reliable teacher support system
  4. Brainstorm and review ways in which administrators and teachers can provide more teacher support
  5. Talk about the critical need for practical self-care systems for teachers (and the entire academic community) 
  6. Go over the current state of teacher wellness in the United States
  7. Understand the link between emotion management and wellbeing
  8. Review wellbeing trends for 2021 and beyond
Part 3:
  1. Describe the components of The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model and explore the respective and overlapping priority areas within the WSCC as well as their connections.
  2. Identify the interdependent nature of all elements of a student’s well-being, how such factors relate to academic achievement and overall ability to succeed, and the school’s role in promoting such factors.
  3. Summarize key findings on the best way to integrate and implement the critical elements of a healthy school environment.
  4. Evaluate study methods, design, and findings addressing how to integrate the WSCC framework in policy from the perspectives of state policymakers, educators, and students.
  5. Explore specific study results pertaining to school climate and culture as well as social and emotional health.

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Course Date: 2023-03-31

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