ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : SI-00-099

Date Created : 04/20/2000

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
   
Section:   School Improvement and Professional Development - Ms. Janinne Riggs
Subject:
Summer Institute in Health Education

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Deedra D. Smith

Phone Number:
501-324-9740

E-mail:
dsmith@arkedu.k12.ar.us

The Arkansas Department of Education is proud to announce the fifth annual "Summer Institute in Comprehensive Health Education." This institute will be held on July 10-11, 2000, at the Riverfront Hilton, North Little Rock. The two-day training institute will be available to 35 previously trained Comprehensive School Health Education (CSHE) and Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) school teams (K-12) from around the state totally FREE! Lodging, meals, and materials will be provided to these school teams at absolutely no cost to the school!

WHAT IS THE SUMMER INSTITUTE ALL ABOUT?

This institute is designed to provide school teams with the most current and innovative information concerning Coordinated School Health Programs and Comprehensive Health Education. The institute also will provide school teams with the opportunity to network with other school teams, to share resources, experiences and ideas. A few of the exciting topics that will be discussed during this institute include; performance assessment, policy development, team building, programs that work, and assessing skill building activities.

Several national presenters will facilitate sessions during the institute. Dr. Jo Anne Owens-Nausler from the American School Health Association will be the keynote speaker. Kathleen Middleton from ToucanEd will present information on how to conduct performance assessments in health education.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR A SCHOOL?

There are many opportunities for school teams who wish to attend the Summer Institute, including:

1) free lodging for two nights and meals paid at the Riverfront Hilton, North Little Rock (for participants living more than 50 miles from Little Rock);

2) the opportunity to network, share ideas and resources with other school teams;

3) in-service hours for teachers and other school staff; and

4) free materials and resources.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND?

To be eligible to attend the Summer Institute, a school must:

1) Designate a team of at least four (4) and no more than five (5) members to attend the institute. The team must include:

1 classroom health education teacher
1 school administrator (principal, assistant principal, etc.)
1 school nurse
1 school counselor
optional - 1 parent or community member

2) Attend the entire Summer Institute from July 10-11, 2000.

3) Each school team will submit a Coordinated School Health Program plan for the 2000-2001 school year before leaving the institute on July 11, 2000.

HOW DOES A SCHOOL SIGN UP?

Schools interested in registering for the Summer Institute must complete the attached registration form and return it by May 19, 2000. For additional information, please contact Deedra Smith at 501-324-9740. There is space for 35 teams (who have previously attended a Summer Institute), so sign up soon!

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