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.
- January 2014
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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