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Skills-Based Health Education, Second Edition

Author(s): Mary Connolly, BS, MEd, Adjunct Professor, Curry College, Professor, Cambridge College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284088571
  • Product With Access Code    916 pages      © 2020
Price: $170.95 US List
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Every new print copy includes access to the Navigate Student Companion Website which includes PDF Worksheets.

The Second Edition of Skills-Based Health Education provides pre-service and practicing teachers with the pedagogical foundation and tools to develop a comprehensive PreK-12 health education program using the National Health Education Standards. It takes each standard by grade span, provides scenarios based on research to explain the skill, and then provides a step-by-step approach to planning assessment and instruction.

Early chapters connect skills-based health education to coordinated school health and the national initiatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy People 2020, The Whole Child, and 21st Century Skills. The remaining chapters provide guidance to plan, implement, and assess performance tasks. Readers are shown how to establish student needs, select content and skill performance indicators to meet those needs, and plan and implement assessment and instructions.

Features & Benefits

  • Provides an in depth study of the National Health Education Standards and outlines how to use them to implement skills-based health education
  • Discusses how to align standards to curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Outlines how to successfully teach health education content through the National Health Education Standards
  • Addresses the use of formative and summative assessment tools to improve teaching and learning
  • Incorporates anecdotes from teachers who are currently teaching content through skills

Applicable Courses

Written for courses within School Health Education as well as a valuable resource for practicing teachers.

Chapter  1  Health Education for the 21st Century
Chapter  2  Theoretical Foundations
Chapter  3  Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter  4  Assessment
Chapter  5  Teaching National Health Education Standard 1
Chapter  6  Teaching National Health Education Standard 2
Chapter  7  Teaching National Health Education Standard 3
Chapter  8  Teaching National Health Education Standard 4
Chapter  9  Teaching National Health Education Standard 5
Chapter  10  Teaching National Health Education Standard 6
Chapter  11  Teaching National Health Education Standard 7
Chapter  12  Teaching National Health Education Standard 8

Mary Connolly, BS, MEd-Adjunct Professor, Curry College, Professor, Cambridge College

Mary Connolly is an accomplished health education professional whose career spans nearly four decades and includes teaching and administration in public schools and higher education.

She served on the committee to revise the National Health Education Standards and is a member of the Massachusetts Interdisciplinary Health Education and Human Services Advisory Council and the American School Health Association (ASHA), Coordinator’s Committee, and a reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Mary presents at numerous state and national conferences and is a member of AAHPERD, AAHE, SOPIE, ASHA, ASCD, and MAAHPERD.

She is Adjunct Professor of Health Education at Curry College where she teaches an undergraduate personal health course infused with skills. At Cambridge College, Professor Connolly teaches graduate students Implementing Curriculum in the Health Classroom and Building and Evaluating the Coordinated School Health Program.

She lives in Weymouth, MA, with her husband and enjoys a life rich in travelling, ballroom dancing, cycling, cooking, and gardening. She delights in spending quality time with her two children and their spouses, four grandsons, other family, and numerous friends.

Additional Titles by this Author

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284088571

Additional Resources for Instructors
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Slides in PowerPoint Format

Companion Website to accompany Skills-Based Health Education

ISBN-13: 9781284088601

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