leftside.gif (54 bytes) Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lungs & Healthy Skin Workshops for PreK-12 Teachers/School Personnel/Parents

A new (March 2002) hands-on, workshop allowed Pre-K teachers from various Head Start schools in Pulaski County to learn about the anatomy of the functional human heart (Healthy Hearts). In addition to the Pre-K teachers in training, parents from the Head Start schools and administration personnel for the UAMS Head Start, Arkansas Head Start, Arkansas Department of Education, UAMS AR Cares and the Little Rock School District were present. The morning session was a lecture and laboratory session on the functional anatomy of the human heart, use of the stethoscope, play-acting blood flow and heart valve sounds, and studying human heart specimens. The Pre-K teachers devoted the afternoon session to lesson plan development and a Make and Take Workshop. 

In March 2003, a half-day workshop for Pre-K teachers from various Head Start schools around the state was offered on anatomy of the functional human heart. 

A grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education was awarded from July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2012 which funded professional development for Pre-K through grade 3 teachers around the state.  Anatomy of the functional human heart (Healthy Hearts) was presented to Pre-K through grade 3 teachers, other school personnel and parents.

Another grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education was awarded from July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 which funds professional development for Pre-K teachers around the state.  Anatomy of the function human heart (Healthy Hearts and anatomy of the functional human lungs (Healthy Lungs) are the topics to presented to Pre-K teachers, other school personnel and parents.

A grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition was awarded from January 1, 2006 - June 30, 2013 which funds professional development for middle school teachers around the state.  Anatomy of the functional human lungs (Healthy Lungs) is the topic presented to teachers and other school personnel.

Another grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition was awarded from February 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013 which funds professional development for middle school/high school teachers around the state.  Functional anatomy of the skin, the damaging effects of unprotected exposure to UV radiation and the 3 major types of skin cancer (Healthy Skin) is the topic presented to teachers and other school personnel.

The data below summarizes participation in the Partners in Health Sciences program for Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lungs and Healthy Skin Training from March 1, 2002 - June 30, 2012:

Summary: Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lungs & Healthy Skin Workshops for PreK-12 Teachers/School Personnel/Parents
 

Course Days
Faculty
Teachers/Participants
Total Continuing Education Hours Consumed
   107
      4
3,061
9,247


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