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Teaching Health Education in Language Diverse Classrooms

Author(s): Robert Wandberg, PhD, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
John Rohwer, EdD, late of University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • ISBN-13: 9780763749453
  • ISBN-10:0763749451
  • Paperback    273 pages      © 2010
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With its user-friendly question and answer format, Teaching Health Education in Language Diverse Classrooms guides prospective and current health education teachers in elementary and secondary school settings in designing, implementing, assessing, and evaluating active, achievement focused activities for diverse learners.  The activities in this text are designed to increase all student learning, achievement, and success in the learner diverse regular education classroom.  Each chapter provides best practices and models for replication and suggestions for instructional success. The variety of instructional strategies in Teaching Health Education in Language Diverse Classrooms helps facilitate the student’s development in critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Features & Benefits

Chapter Objectives clearly describe what the reader will know and be able to implement as a result of conscientious reading and study of the chapter.

Chapter Introductions provide initial remarks intended to focus the reader on the essence and intent of the chapter.

Chapter Questions provide the chapter framework and sequentially lead the reader through the chapter content. This section will contain key terms with contextual definitions and examples of teaching strategies and learning activities designed to deepen the reader’s understanding and application of appropriate instructional actions in diverse health education classrooms.

Chapter Summaries recap the chapter’s core information and major concepts.

Chapter Activity Questions are designed for the reader’s comprehensive reflection, self-study, and self-assessment. 

Chapter References provide a list of the books, articles, and other sources referenced in the chapter. 

Applicable Courses

Ideal for courses in diverse health education for students majoring in elementary and/or secondary health education.

Chapter 1- The Language Diverse Classroom

Chapter 2- Health Education Content

Chapter 3- Health Education Literacy for All Learners

Chapter 4- Writing and Modifying Learner Objectives

Chapter 5- Lesson Design

Chapter 6- Comprehensible Input

Chapter 7- Lesson Scaffolding

Chapter 8- Graphic Organizers

Chapter 9- Active Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities

Chapter 10- Differentiation

Chapter 11- Collaborative Learning

Chapter 12- Assessment and Evaluation

Appendix A: National Health Education Standards




Robert Wandberg, PhD-Columbia Heights Public Schools, Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Dr. Robert Wandberg currently serves as the Language Diverse Literacy Coach and School Health Education Curriculum Consultant for the Columbia Heights School District in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. He is a former health education classroom teacher and state health education curriculum director with the Minnesota Department of Education.

In addition to his numerous state, national, and international presentations, Dr. Wandberg has authored 12 middle/high school level health-related textbooks for low-literacy students. He has co-authored two university-level textbooks focusing on effective classroom practice and several professional journal articles, many of which focus on diverse students in the general education classroom. Dr. Wandberg also teaches several graduate education courses at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

John Rohwer, EdD-late of University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Rohwer was professor and chair of the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of St. Thomas. He taught courses for pre-service and in-service health education. In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Rohwer supervised student teachers and internship experiences. He also served as consultant with the St. Paul School district in a federally funded ELL/ESL program.

Dr. Rohwer has over 30 publications in the health education field along with having received numerous research grants focusing on health behavior prevention initiatives among youth. His awards include: Outstanding Health Educator in Wyoming, Outstanding Higher Education Professional in Minnesota, Who’s Who in America, the National Cancer Society Honor Award, and Central District’s AAHPERD Outstanding Scholar Award.

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  • TestBank
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ISBN-13: 9780763749453

Instructor Manual
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