Linking Health & Learning (School Wellness Bulletin)
This monthly, electronic resource is intended to keep Vermont educators and youth-serving professionals up-to-date on resources, professional development and grant/funding opportunities, and other issues related to healthy and safe schools. NOTE: The bulletin is not published during the summer months.
- June 2015
In this final issue of the school year we note the big news that the Vermont State Board of Education adopts national standards for both health education and physical education. Read on to learn about summer fun that begins with the Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge. Castleton College offers several summer learning classes for educators, plus find top quality sexual health workshops and the annual Child Nutrition Summer Institute. Finally, find a valuable VTrans funding opportunity for biking and pedestrians.
- May 2015
Membership for the Vermont Community of Health Educators is open for application. Find updates regarding new Vermont educator licensing renewal procedures. Discover how to get free access to Dana Medical School online library of resources. Professional development offerings include an online course for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; plus a Vermont suicide prevention symposium. Finally, grants are offered by Action for Healthy Kids, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Fuel Up to Play 60.
- April 2015
Long awaited Spring weather brings new DVDs to the Health Education Resource Center, plus planning for Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day and Way to Go Week. This issue also sprouts a crop of professional development for school food service, supporting queer youth, and suicide prevention training. Funding opportunities are available for smoothies, and amplifying student voice and leadership.
- March 2015
This month we have shared new podcasts about student health and learning. Some exciting spring professional development opportunities include: the Vermont Foster and Adoptive Families Conference, Northeast Farm to Institution Summit, Supporting Queer Youth training for professionals, and a Tobacco and Other Drugs Education (K-12) 6-week graduate course. A funding opportunity for school food equipment is also open.
- February 2015
Dig into this edition for information about free access to UVM’s Dana Medical Library online. Find the newly updated WellSAT tool which is used to analyze comprehensiveness and strength of school wellness policies. Find also information to help families connect Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or income eligibility for 3SquaresVT food benefits with free school meal programs. Professional development offerings include webinars about e-cigarettes, a booster session for past participants of the Vermont Freemasons C.A.R.E. training, a training for youth serving professionals to support queer youth, plus more. Find also the 2015 Vermont food service equipment grant.
- January 2015
This first edition of 2015 includes a job opening at the Agency of Education, news and resources for supporting healthy school climate and safety, and new health education curricular resources. Professional development opportunities include a parent education workshop, developmental assets training, school food service sessions, suicide prevention, Vermont Freemason’s C.A.R.E. training, and Supporting Queer Youth workshop. Also included are two grants for fitness education, Dairy in the Classroom, and a Safe Teen Driving video contest.
- December 2014
This issue of the e-bulletin features a job opening on the Student Health & Learning team at the Agency of Education. Also included is information and open registration for the popular, annual Vermont Jr. Iron Chef competition, and a beverage poster contest for youth. Professional development opportunities include a free, pre-recorded webinar on the new national physical education standards, Guiding Good Choices parent education curriculum training, and a youth developmental assets workshop. Funding opportunities form corporate sponsors include TD Charitable Foundation, Hannaford Charitable Foundation and the Walmart Community Grant program.
- November 2014
This issue includes a new VT YRBS data brief about dual use of marijuana and tobacco, information about Dana Medical Library access for VT school nurses, plus new school-based education and wellness related program opportunities. Professional development opportunities for school food service, workshops for parent engagement in school, and several school climate and safety sessions. A few funding opportunities have upcoming deadlines.
This issue includes new resources for media literacy, and information for hosting two school-community partnership events. Professional development offerings are listed for health education curriculum development, learning and the brain, and several state-wide conferences. Funding opportunities include a several offers that pertain specifically to Vermont schools.
This first issue of the 2014-2015 school year includes resources for proficiency-based learning, guidance for a new physical activity in school requirement, and a call for HE and PE teacher award nominations. In terms of professional development; this is the final chance to apply for the Vermont Community of Health Educators (VCHE), sign up for a free physical activity leader workshop, plus find many other workshops and conferences. Funding opportunities include a Dairy in the Classroom grant, Vermont Alternative Transportation award, and a mini-grant for breakfast.
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