- Using Literature to Teach Health Was a Success
- SD Schools Use Technology to Battle Bullies
- Aberdeen Won America’s Promise 100 Best Communities
Using Literature to Teach Health Was a Success
A wide variety of teachers attended Using Literature to Teach Health in Huron. “Thank you for making this learning opportunity enjoyable and very worthwhile.” “I would love to see more workshops like this!” These are just a few of the things participants had to say about the training. It was hosted by Coordinated School Health and facilitated by Sandy Klarenbeek MS, Certified Health Education Specialist from Black Hills State University.
Participants learned how to describe the South Dakota Health Education Standards and align literature with health content and health skill standards. They learned how to effectively facilitate classroom discussion using literature to teach health and developed skills for assessing student work.
Participants received the South Dakota Health Education Standards book, A Teacher’s Guide to a HEAP of Books along with The Eagle Book Series on DVD and $250 worth of books. Participants could choose the books that were appropriate for the students in their classes.
For more information about this training contact Karen Keyser
SD Schools Use Technology to Battle Bullies
Lead-Deadwood school officials are using technology to battle bullies. The South Dakota school district has set up a hotline that students and parents can call to report bullying. The message is converted into an instantaneous e-mail to the school superintendent and the school resource officer.
The Rapid City Journal reports that the system operates through the same program that alerts parents when school is delayed or closed. The bullying hotline has been used about a dozen times since it was set up December 1, 2010. The Belle Fourche school district has since set up a similar program.
Aberdeen Selected One of America’s Promise 100 Best Communities
Aberdeen was selected by America's Promise Alliance as one of the 100 Best Communities of Promise for children and youth for 2010. More information is available on the America's Promise website