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HIV constitutes an increasing threat to the health of students of all ages.There are standards for teaching about HIV and AIDS for all grade levels. This course is designed for educators of any grade level and content area that want to learn the most up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS, and how to teach it to your students.You will learn about the basic life history of the HIV virus, as well as its transmission, treatment, and extent of the disease. You will also explore best practices for methodology and instructional design to incorporate this new knowledge into your current health curricula, and deliver it to your students.


HIV constitutes an increasing threat to the health of students of all ages.There are standards for teaching about HIV and AIDS for all grade levels. This course is designed for educators of any grade level and content area that want to learn the most up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS, and how to teach it to your students.You will learn about the basic life history of the HIV virus, as well as its transmission, treatment, and extent of the disease. You will also explore best practices for methodology and instructional design to incorporate this new knowledge into your current health curricula, and deliver it to your students.

The purpose of this professional development course is to support NH health educators in implementing standards-based health education and assessment. Performance assessment offers educators a way to measure studentsÂ’ knowledge and skills related to instruction in the classroom. Innovations in assessment move beyond standardized multiple-choice testing to performance-based evaluations. In the field of health education, performance assessment shifts the emphasis from knowing health facts to developing health skills, thus providing a more complete and authentic picture of student achievement.

This course provides an overview of the medical, legal, and policy issues for addressing student concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries at school. Participants will learn about medical definitions for the spectrum of traumatic brain injuries which include concussions, the signs and symptoms of these injuries, the actions that should be taken when such injuries are suspected in students, and some available treatments. The course will also cover New Hampshire laws regarding head injuries in student sports and school policies addressing this topic. Prevention and ways to educate students, parents, coaches, teachers, nurses, administrators, and staff about student concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries will also be addressed.

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