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Wellness Champions

Wellness Champions

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Course Description

Promoting well-being is fundamental to enhancing student success, cultivating a positive and safe school environment, and ensuring staff retention. The graduate course “Wellness Champions” empowers educators to lead wellness initiatives aimed at enhancing the health of students, staff, and the entire school community.

Throughout this course, educators actively assess their school’s wellness landscape using the School Health Index (SHI) and utilize the insights gained to design programs and activities that drive positive change, aligning with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model developed by the CDC and ASCD. This hands-on approach equips participants to actively assess, strategize, and implement wellness initiatives within their educational communities. They will design and execute their wellness projects while maintaining a 30-hour activity log dedicated to project development and implementation.

By providing practical tools and a student-centered approach, this course prepares educators to foster holistic well-being in their schools. Ultimately, it contributes to improved student and staff health, creating a nurturing and supportive learning environment for all.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate School Wellness: Participants will assess their school’s wellness landscape using the School Health Index (SHI), identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.
  • Analyze and Assemble Evidence-Based Resources: Participants will critically assess and assemble a comprehensive selection of evidence-based wellness resources, enhancing the accessibility of support and information for both students and staff.
  • Align Wellness Initiatives with the WSCC Model: Educators will align the findings from the SHI assessment with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to create a comprehensive wellness strategy.
  • Foster Healthy Decision-Making: Participants will explore the challenges associated with making healthy decisions and develop strategies to foster a culture that encourages and supports healthy decision-making among school community members.

Course Instructors

  • “I loved the opportunity to create an actual wellness plan that can be followed and implemented this school year!”

  • “The Wellness log was great! It forced me to sit down and actually make a plan and do some front loading of this amazing work!”

  • “I have taken many classes from this instructor and have loved all of them! Great lectures and assignments are always meaningful!”

  • “There were so many great ideas and got me excited for the wellness opportunities this year!”

  • “I loved the new ideas that I gleaned as well as learning about the reverse psychology of logic in the TED Talk.”

  • “I like how I was able to apply the concepts that I learned in this class to a practical area of my school.”

  • “The flexibility and the TED talks were awesome! I made sure to bookmark them to be able to share them with my staff and students in the future.”

  • “The range of topics related to wellness was excellent. I practice mindfulness and was pleasantly surprised at how much new learning was available to me throughout this course.”

  • “I absolutely loved the Ted Talks and loved reading others’ comments, as it really solidified what I learned throughout the course.”