- SPARK Physical Education Workshop - May 29-30, 2012
- LifeSkills Training
- Harvest of the Month Training
- Harrisburg Physical Education Clinic – June 19-20, 2012
- Using Literature to Teach Health – August 13-14, 2012

SPARK Physical Education Workshop - May 29-30, 2012

Physical education teachers are invited to the SPARK Physical Education Workshop(s) being sponsored by Coordinated School Health and Education Service Agency (ESA) 3.

The FREE workshops are being offered for the elementary school level and the middle school level. Participants may attend one or both days of the workshop. Each one day workshop is designed to provide attendees with a working knowledge of SPARK’s unique content and instructional strategies. Each participant will receive SPARK curriculum materials to include a teacher manual, music CD and SPARK folio.

Meals outside of the workshop hours, mileage and lodging will be reimbursed at state rates for all participants. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn in Mitchell, SD at state rates ($46.50) for the evenings of May 28 and 29. The Comfort Inn is located at 2020 Highland Way (I-90 - Exit 332, behind Ruby Tuesday). If interested, please call the Comfort Inn at 605-996-1333 by May 20, 2012. The rooms are reserved under the name “SPARK training.”

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LifeSkills Training

LifeSkills is a proven, highly effective, substance abuse prevention program. This comprehensive program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to resist social pressures to smoke tobacco, to drink, and to use drugs. CLICK HERE to register. LifeSkills training will be held in:

Watertown — June 6-7, 2012
Spearfish — August 15-16, 2012

Harvest of the Month Training

Harvest of the Month (HOM) is a nutrition education program designed to expose elementary students to fruits and vegetables. The program can be implemented in a variety of ways within schools and out of school time programs. The program is designed to promote a different fruit or vegetable each month, using a prepared 20 minute lesson/presentation. The lessons provide information about nutritional value, how and where it is grown, and how it can be prepared. The lesson is followed by students taste testing the harvest of the month item.

This program has been implemented by elementary classroom teachers, physical education teachers, parents, community health professional, and Teens as Teachers. Recipes and shopping tips are sent home to encourage families to try the items at home. The school cafeteria can support the lesson by offering the monthly harvest item on the school lunch menu. Community grocery stores also have been a great partner by promoting Harvest of the Month items in their stores.

There will be three opportunities for receiving training on the Harvest of the Month program: June 5-6, June 12-13, or August 7-8. The training will include HOM implementation as well as gardening techniques and resources. This training is provided through a partnership of the following organizations: Team Nutrition & Coordinated School Health in the Department of Education, SD Discovery Center, SD Extension, and the Department of Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Schools may apply for funds to send two staff members to the training. Additional funding will be available for implementing the program.

For more information go to the Harvest of the Month website www.sdharvestofthemonth.org or call Mary Kirk at (605) 773-4718.

Harrisburg Physical Education Clinic – June 19-20, 2012

The 4th annual Harrisburg Physical Education Clinic will be held June 19-20, 2012 at the Harrisburg High School Gym. A variety of session topics will be offered including Peer Aggression: Relational Aggression and Bullying; Drug Use and Other Choices; Nutrition/Obesity/Diabetes as well as Power Racing, Boot Camp, and Archery in the School.

Questions about the clinic can be directed to Ronette.Costain@k12.sd.us or (605) 743-5326.

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Using Literature to Teach Health – August 13-14, 2012

Planning for instruction that will advance the health literacy of our students is just a page turn away! Elementary, middle school, and high school teachers responsible for health education in their school district as well as librarians, nurses, counselors and curriculum directors are encouraged to attend the Using Literature to Teach Health training August 13-14, 2012 at the Young Center on the campus of Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD.

Participants will receive the Using Literature to Teach Health Teacher’s Guide and $250 towards the purchase of books that include a health content area or health skill(s). In addition, Coordinated School Health will cover travel expenses (meals, mileage, lodging and substitute teacher fees) for all participants.

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Upcoming Events
April 2012