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.
- 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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