Chicago Educator Webinar Series

September 27, 2019

The link between health and learning is clear: Healthy, active and well-nourished children are more likely to attend school, be ready to learn and stay engaged in class. Schools play an important role in supporting student health and wellness.

Please join Healthy Schools Campaign as we present a series of five webinars to discuss practical ways to make your school a healthier environment. See the most up-to-date information and register.

Kicking Off the School Year in a Healthy Way
Oct. 8, 2019 4-5 p.m.

This webinar will help educators:

  • Understand the requirements of CPS’ wellness policies aimed to improve student health. Effective wellness policies that support collaboration, implementation and evaluation lay the foundation for healthy school
  • environments.
  • Learn best practices for implementing policies
  • Use the Healthy CPS Indicator as a guide to provide an opportunity for schools to think and plan strategically and address the needs of the whole child, incorporating health and wellness goals into education planning
  • Understand how families and schools can work together

Maximizing PE and Physical Activity During the School Day
November TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Learn how to create a school environment that encourages movement throughout the school day
  • Learn about the CPS PE standards, tools and resources
  • Learn how to address scheduling issues and staffing concerns
  • Learn about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. The WSCC model includes physical education and physical activity and the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is a framework for planning and organizing activities.

Supporting Student Attendance and Health through School Improvement Plans
January TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Use the School Improvement Plan to achieve the school’s wellness goals
  • Incorporate wellness goals into the plan in a way where they are easily discernible and actionable
  • Use health goals to address the issue of chronic absenteeism

Tips for Garden-based Learning
March TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Learn creative ways to utilize the gardens in core subjects
  • Learn how to maintain the garden and create a schedule to ensure a successful growing season
  • Best practices for obtaining and using the Eat What You Grow certification
  • Learn how gardens can help achieve the Healthy CPS certification

Healthy CPS Annual Survey Preparation
April TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Make sure you are best prepared to complete this survey as efficiently and accurately as possible
  • Help your school achieve the Healthy CPS certification