Welcome to HealthEDU207

Health education is the storefront of public health. It is a primary prevention effort designed to directly influence CDC identified risk factors for teens and young adults. Health Education improves the health of our community by promoting health literacy and developing proficiency in specific health skills. HealthEDU207 is a comprehensive, skills-based health education program that targets core knowledge, skills and dispositions required for life and work in our global community.


Educator & Coach: Denise Allen, Ed.D., NBCT

Email: Dallen@msad51.org

Room 106 - online



By appointment

"Creating a life we love means that we intentionally move toward what nourishes us. Like a plant leaning toward the sun to absorb its energy and grow, we thrive when we move toward a lifestyle that fuels growth and illuminates a path to living a full-potential, vibrant life." - Dr. Denise

Course Syllabus

HealthEDU207 2020-21

Instructor: Denise Allen, Ed.D, NBCT, CHC-PT

Email: dallen@msad51.org

Room 106

Course Description

Health education is a primary prevention effort designed to positively shift health related risk factors for teens and young adults. HealthEDU207 aims to improve the health of our community by promoting health literacy and developing proficiency in specific health skills. At Greely we offer a comprehensive skills-based health education program that targets core knowledge, skills and dispositions required for life and work in our global community.

HealthEDU207 is a one semester course that provides 0.5 credit toward the Greely High School graduation requirements.

Course Standards are the Maine Learning Results

Standard #1: Health Concepts

Students comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard #2: Health Promotion, Products, and Services.

Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information, services and products to enhance health.

Standard #3: Health Promotion and Risk Reduction

Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard #4: Influences on Health

Analyze the ability of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors to enhance health.

Standard #5: Advocacy, Decision Making, and Goal Setting

Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication and advocacy skills; make

decisions; and set goals to enhance personal, family and community health.

Health Concepts

The core content areas are: community health, consumer health, nutritional health, reproductive health, personal health, mental and emotional health, prevention of diseases and disorders, safety and accident prevention, and substance use and abuse prevention.

  • Health Literacy & Prevention 101

  • Nutrition Simplified

  • AHA Adult CPR, AED, Choking

  • Mindful Action for Self Leadership

  • Reproductive Health & Healthy Relationships

  • Lifelines Suicide Prevention

  • Drug Resistance Education

Health Skills

  • Assessing Information

  • Decision Making & Goal Setting

  • Advocacy

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Analyzing Influences

  • Self Management


Supplemental materials are provided in class and online. Students are required to bring an electronic learning device to class every day. An (optional) McGraw-Hill Health text will be assigned to each student.

Google Classroom

Students are required to use google classroom to submit work and participate in class. All work is due at 8 AM EST on the due date.

Required Materials

  • Ear buds/ headphones

  • Camera for remote computer

  • Computer - w/charger

  • Cell phones may be used for specific learning activities designated by the instructor.

Grading Guide*

Student scores are based upon the accumulation of points earned on summative assessments. Students are expected to check Powerschool regularly for posted assignments, comments from the instructor, and to monitor their progress.

Quarter Grades:

  • Summative Assessments are scored, and recorded in Powerschool[PS] - 100% of quarter grade.

      • Habits of Work, Test, Quizzes, Assignments, Projects

  • Formative Assessments [FA] are embedded into the live class at Greely or in Zoom classes. FA's are not recorded in PS.

      • ‘Fist to 5’, Kahoot, pear deck slides, exit ticket

  • There is a cumulative, semester exam.

Semester Grade

  • Quarter 1 - 47.5%

  • Quarter 2 - 47.5%

  • Exam 5%

  • Semester 1 [S1] = Year 1 [Y1]

Due dates and Deadlines are defined as the terminal date for submission of student work. Homework is posted on classroom whiteboard, and in google classroom.

  • Late work is not permitted in this course. If not handed in by the due date and time; the score is a zero - no exceptions. This includes absences for sports team dismissals, doctors appointments, and other planned absences.

  • Students are expected to make arrangements to get missed work before the next class meeting and submit prior to the assignment deadline.

  • No re-takes on written exams

  • No extensions for deadlines.

  • No extra credit.

Attendance is required. While most of the course work is available in google classroom, students are required to participate in class to demonstrate the course standards. Absences are recorded in the HoW.

  • Planned absences require a "planned absence form" available in the main office.

  • Field trips do not require a planned absence but still require the student to obtain missed work prior to being absent from class, and to make appointments to make up work during the instructor's office hours.

  • Student athletes are required to alert the teacher of their absence for matches, games, etc.. BEFORE you miss class and obtain missed work and make-up any missed work BEFORE the next class.

  • Attendance on the day of a guest speaker is required. Any absence on these days results in a 0 in Powerschool for that assignment. Students are provided guest speaker dates months in advance of the presentation.

Homework - Syllabus Statement of Understanding in google classroom

*Note: Students with IEP/504 accommodations may have exceptions to the grading guide.

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Required Course Materials

    • Computer and charger, and is able to:

      • ear buds / headphones for zoom meetings and class work

      • camera for zoom meetings

      • Google Meet for remote learning

      • Google suite - google classroom

      • Flip Grid app

      • Notebook or folder

Photo: Student model of a neuron. Exploring how drugs of abuse alter normal neuron communication and teen brain development.