This ninth annual professional development event is for teachers of health education and physical education with special emphasis on subject-area courses with integrated health education benchmarks. The two day-event will provide information and resources on Florida standards, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, safe and supportive environments, sexual health education, school connectedness and subject-area integration of health education and physical education.
The Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (AWARE) program builds capacity at the state and local level to support districts in employing a public health approach to promoting mental wellness and ensuring that when Florida youth do experience mental health problems they have access to effective and coordinated mental health supports. The program supports the state’s effort to scale-up an integrated multi-tiered system of supports to be more inclusive of youth with mental health needs and expand the collaboration of state agencies, district personnel, families, and youth. Florida AWARE is committed to assisting districts in developing safer schools, improving school climate, increasing awareness of mental health issues, and developing a continuum of social, emotional, and behavioral supports that ensures improved outcomes for all students.
The OrganWise Guys Inc. began in 1993 with a vision to inspire individuals to take charge of their health by assuming personal responsibility for their choices. The evidence-based programming offers a viable, possible solution troubling to the obesity crisis. The lessons are linked to K-5 Florida Standards in ELA, Health Education, Physical Education and Science. Visit the website to learn more about the research, free resources and other educator tools: https://organwiseguys.com/.
The online professional development course is self-paced program is offered at no cost to the K-12 school educators of Florida. It is available to district, charter and private school educators. Two course options are available for Florida educators with an active certificate.