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- Raising the Standards: A Skills-based Approach to Health
- Using Literature to Teach Health
- HIV/AIDS Education 101 Teacher Training
- Healthier US School Challenge Training
- Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute
- National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event
- WeCAN! Training


Raising the Standards: A Skills-based Approach to Health
February 21-22, White River


Raising the Standards: A Skills-based Approach to Health Education is designed to provide teachers specific competencies and skills to transform traditional Health Education lessons into engaging, 21st Century Skills-based lessons, and to use assessment as motivation for learning as well as assessment of learning.

See the training flyer for detailed information. Elementary, middle school and high school teachers responsible for health education in their school districts are encouraged to attend.

View the training flyer for details.
To register for the training, click here.






Using Literature to Teach Health
March 14-15, Huron


Coordinated School Health will be hosting training designed to help teachers make connections between the health knowledge and skills their students should achieve in order to become health literate and the books they integrate into daily lessons on reading and writing.

Elementary, middle school and high school teachers responsible for health education in their school districts are encouraged to attend.

See the training flier for detailed information. To register for the training, click here.





HIV/AIDS Education 101 Teacher Training
March 3, Mitchell


HIV/AIDS Education 101 Teacher Training will be held March 3, 2011 from 9am-4pm at the Ramada in Mitchell, SD. Learn exciting teaching techniques and activities to implement in your classroom. Guest speaker Carrie Black will move you through her experiences with HIV/AIDS. All teachers, school staff, and counselors are highly recommended to attend.

Click here to register, or contact Amy Beshara for more information at (605) 773-6898.





Healthier US School Challenge Training
February 9, Sioux Falls


Healthier US School Challenge training will be available for food service managers and food service staff on Feb. 9, 2011 on the Augustana College campus in Sioux Falls. The cost is free, but a minimum of 20 participants must be registered in order to offer the class. Participants should bring a copy of the menus being considered for submission.

To register for the HUSSC Training, click here.




Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute
March 29-30, Fort Pierre


The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program is sponsoring the 2011 Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute March 29-30, 2011. The workshop will be held at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Fort Pierre, SD. Key topics include Tobacco 101, Smoke Free vs. Tobacco Free, Youth Engagement, Policy Work, and Lobbying vs. Advocacy, Coalition Involvement and Strengthening Partnerships. Scholarships are available for lodging and per diem.

Click here to download registrations form. Registration closes March 16, 2011.





National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event
March 10, Sioux Falls


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event on March 10, 2011 is being held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd St. Sioux Falls, SD from 10:00am - 4:00pm

National speaker Jane P. Fowler has shared her story on ABC, CNN, Oprah, and a variety of other national shows and magazines. Fowler was a journalist for 30 years before serving as an HIV/AIDS prevention specialist. The 76-year-old has founded HIV Wisdom for Older Women in 2002 and has helped found the National Association on HIV Over Fifty and the U.S. Positive Women's Network.

Separate adult and youth tracks will occur in the afternoon breakout sessions.

While this event is free, registration is required. Contact Michelle Majeres, SE Prevention Resource Center, PO Box 89306, Sioux Falls, SD 57109-9306. Call 605-335-6474, press 2, with questions.

Click here to download registration form.





WeCAN! Training
July 12-13, Chamberlain


The WeCAN! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) program from the National Heat, Lung, and Blood Institute will be offering a 15 hour workshop for 3-5 member teams on July 12-13, 2011 in Chamberlain. Schools, after school programs, and child feeding agencies will receive free curriculum and extensive training to create healthier environments. All expenses will be paid for up to 5 team members. Schools and agencies can receive four different curricula at no charge.
• S.M.A.R.T. (Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television)
• Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active
• Catch Kids Club
• SPARKS

At the workshop teams will have the opportunity to write for an additional $2,000 grant to evaluate their site’s nutrition environment and make changes to create a healthier nutrition and physical activity environment in their community. Participating teams must sponsor two activities in the next year as proof of implementation. The mini grant funds can be used to conduct training for other staff members, plan curriculum implementation using stipends for summer hours, assess the nutrition environment and plan changes. Community team should include school/agency representatives, parents and community members.

For more information on applying for the WeCAN! training and implementation mini grants contact Mary Kirk, Team Nutrition Coordinator with the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-4718.

Click here for more information on WeCAN!
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