The Office of Healthy Schools, supported through funding from Florida’s Title IV, Part A Project, has developed a PD course related to the 16 health education competencies and numerous skills identified in the Florida Teacher Certification Exam needed to provide rigorous and relevant instructional experiences. The course is particularly timely as it will prepare educators to provide instruction in the recently approved State Board of Education rules related to:
The PD Course to Strengthen K-12 Health Education Instruction in Florida was designed for:
To enroll in this course:
For additional information contact Dr. Tamara Gibson-Alonso, Health Education Coordinator in the Office of Healthy Schools, at Tamara.Gibson-Alonso@fldoe.org.
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.
This evidence-based nutrition and healthy living curriculum is a proven program that improves the health and academic performance of children from PreK-5th grade. This whole child curriculum includes programming for the entire school environment including social and emotional health. The lessons are linked to K-5 Florida Standards in ELA, Health Education, Physical Education and Science. The materials are also linked to National STEM standards.