Health & Wellness Curriculum

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    Our mental, emotional, social, and physical health are closely linked and affect each other. Below you will find curriculum that supports students' lifelong health and wellness, often through social and emotional learning (SEL). For a more extensive list, BCPS employees may go to our department's SharePoint.

    Above the Influence

    Above the Influence (ATI)

    Grades 1-12

    Everyone’s life has pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. ATI helps students stand up to negative pressures or influences such as drugs and alcohol, bullying, discrimination, and destructive behavior or attitudes. Use the ATI Toolkit's lessons as a stand-alone, or in preparation for the annual ATI March.

    Adventures to Fitness

    Adventure to Fitness

    Grades K-5

    As the nation's #1 educational fitness program for kids, it provides animated and live action episodes to get them exercising, learning, and laughing. View some lessons in our department's SharePoint folder or go to the website to sign up for free today and get moving.

    anti-defamation league

    Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

    Grades K-12

    ADL's anti-bias education helps to create and sustain an inclusive and violence-free school. ADL has lessons on videos on numerous violence prevention, diversity, and health and wellness related topics.

    Body Image

    Body Image

    Grades K-12

    Explore resources in our department's Body Image SharePoint Folder.

    character education

    Character Education

    Grades K-12

    Each Monthly Character Education Newsletter and Family Newsletter contains lessons, videos, and activities on BCPS's 8 character traits. These traits promote positive behavior and create a safer and more respectful learning environment for our students.

    Child Safety Matters

    Child Safety Matters, Monique Burr Foundation

    Grades K-8

    The program is provided at no cost to FL public school teachers, click here to learn more. Lessons educate and empower students with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other dangers.

    common sense education

    Common Sense Education, Digital Citizenship Curriculum

    Grades K-12

    Online curriculum made up of 65 grade-differentiated lesson plans. The Scope & Sequence consists of 3 units for grade K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, and 4 units for grades 9-12. Each unit has 5 lessons, family activities, and professional development resources. Topics include cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and more. 

    Coaching Boys to Men

    Coaching Boys into Men Program

    Grades 9-12

    Designed for coaches to promote respectful behavior among players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. It instructs coaches on how to incorporate teamwork, integrity, fair play, and respect into their daily practice and routineOrder a kit or go to our department's SharePoint.

    Catch

    CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

    Grades PreK-12

    CATCH.org employs a holistic approach to child health promotion with multiple curriculums as well as parent and community resources on health and nutrition, physical activity, sun safety, E-cigarette prevention, and programming for children who carry excess weight. View the Flyer to register.

    Everfi curriculum

    EVERFI

    Grades K-12

    Engaging digital resources equips students with critical skills for success beyond the classroom. The digital education platform has free lessons, videos, surveys, assessments, and interactive exercises that teach financial capability, character, substance abuse prevention, STEM, health and wellness, social-emotional learning, relationship skills, cultural and civic literacy, as well as career preparedness.

     Fl DOE Comprehensive Health Education Mandates

    FL DOE Comprehensive Health Education Mandates

    Grades K-12

    The State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.094121, F.A.C., requires a minimum of five hours of instruction related to mental and emotional health education  to every student in grades K-12 annually. The content areas to be taught are mental and emotional health, substance use and abuse prevention, internet safety and/or human trafficking, and character education.

    free resource list

    FREE Prevention Resource List

    Grades K-12

    This list of free materials, multimedia and curriculum is divided into the 6 strands of prevention.

    Inner Explorer

    Inner Explorer

    Grades K-12, Adults

    Inner Explorer program is a series of daily 5-10-minute audio-guided mindfulness practices. The program focuses on key areas of development, bringing mindfulness to education and helping students prepare for learning. Daily practice and journaling exercise teaches the practical techniques to appropriately handle negative emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger, trauma and more. BCPS staff can access this program for free. Download the flyer to learn more.

    Kids Health

    KidsHealth in the Classroom, The Nemours Foundation 

    Grades PreK-12

    Offers educators health-related teacher's guide with discussion questions, classroom lessons, activities, printables, and quizzes. Includes an extensive array of topics such internet safety, bullying, peer pressure, empathy, healthy relationships, emotions and behavioral health, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, body health, infectious diseases, and more.  Available in the department's SharePoint or via website 

    kindness in the classroom

    Kindness in the Classroom, Random Acts of Kindness

    Grades K-12

    Offers free lesson plans, kindness projects, and kindness club ideas. The curriculum features developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned lessons teaching important social and emotional (SEL) skills.

     Lauren's Kids

    Lauren's Kids

    Grades K-12

    Free kits with lessons to ensure that every child has the tools necessary to be the first line of defense against his or her own abuse through our “Safer, Smarter Kids” or “Teens” abuse prevention curricula. Access their resources now.

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    Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)

    Grades K-12

    Access downloadable curricula, classroom activities, e-newsletter, and order free DVD/Film kits.

    Let's Move

    Let's Move! Active Schools

    Grades K-12

    A national initiative that works to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity day is the norm in schools across the country by equipping schools with resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students.

    Media Smarts

    Media Smarts, Canada’s Center for Digital and Media Literacy

    Grades K-12, Parents

    Provides games, guides, lesson plans, tip sheets, and workshops on the topics of alcohol marketing, body image, online safety, cyberbullying, digital citizenship, diversity and minorities, gender representation, human rights, media literacy, sexting, tobacco marketing, violence and much more.

    BCPS Mental Health Resources

    Mental Health Resources and Activities for Elementary Schools

    Mental Health Resources for Secondary Schools

    BCPS staff can access this extensive list of developmentally appropriate resources in Canvas to address the emotional well-being of our students and their families. These resources include topics such as: Talking to Students about COVID-19, Emotional Awareness, Coping Skills, Creating Healthy Routines, Connecting with Others, and Positive Thinking.

    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness 

    Grades K-12, Staff, Parents

    Mindfulness is the intentional cultivation of moment-to-moment attention and awareness in order to enhance behavior, academics, social-emotional learning, and life readiness. As a result, students begin to act in accordance with their potential and purpose. Interested in having the school staff taught on how to integrate this into their classroom? Contact us at 754-321-1655.  

    planting seeds

    Planting Seeds of Prevention Curriculum Book

    Grades K-12

    The Planting Seeds of Prevention’ Curriculum Book contains multiple lessons on the 6 strands of prevention for both primary and secondary grades.

     Reality Avenue
    Reality Avenue 
    Grades 6-12
     The shows and lessons educate and empower students to improve their health and wellness. The two show formats available are 1) 12, 30 minute shows on topics such as Body Image, Addiction, Internet, Teen Stress, Self Injury, Diversity, Self Esteem, Depression/Anger, Bullying, Divorce, Character, and Relationships as well as 2) 8, 10-15 minute shows on the District’s character traits. 
     sanford harmony

    Sanford Harmony

    Grades PreK-6

    SEL teaching program using strategies with activities to reduce bullying by developing student skills to communicate, cooperate, connect, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict. View this flyer to learn more.

     Sesame Street

    Sesame Street, Healthy Habits, Get Healthy Now

    Ages 2-6

    Encouraging healthy habits can be simple and fun. Children love to run, jump, and play. Help channel their natural energy into activities that keep them fit and strong. Read quick facts, download resource guides, and more. Go to our department's SharePoint or the website. 

     Sexual Health Sexual Health
    Grades K-12
    Our students’ sexual health is an important part of their social and emotional well-being, as well as their overall health and wellness. It can also be an indicator of a students’ overall academic achievement. Go to the Sexual Health webpage to explore curriculum and policy, data related to our students’ sexual health and activity, and more.
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    SharePoint

    This website hosts only a portion of resources on the 6 strands of prevention. BCPS employees can access DPI's extensive warehouse of resources in our department's SharePoint. Charter schools can access resources in our department's Charter Hub.

    Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 

    Grades K-12

    SEL enables students and adults to recognize and manage emotions, solve problems effectively and establish positive relationships with others. SEL provides direct instruction in skills that enable students to succeed in school and life by being responsible citizens and decision makers. It supports school cultures and climates to allow students to practice life skills throughout their school experience.

     

     
     
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