Discovery Education has announced a complete update and redesign of Discovery Health Connection—its digital health and prevention education resource that incorporates K-12 classroom curriculum programs covering nine critical topics of youth health and prevention education. Discovery Health Connection now includes 16 curriculum programs, three Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Model Programs, correlations to every state's educational standards, and more than 100 new literacy lessons, according to the announcement.
Discovery Education has streamlined the Discovery Health Connection user interface in order to make it easier for teachers to find materials to help their students live well, and has added new programs that have been proven effective in independent evaluations, the announcement states.
State departments of education in Wyoming, Florida, Kansas, Utah, West Virginia, and Alabama have partnered with Discovery Education to make Discovery Health Connection available to every school district in each state. Additionally, working through the Indiana Association of Educational Service Centers (IAESC), Indiana's nine ESCs applied for and received Safe and Drug-Free Schools state activities funds in order to provide drug abuse and violence prevention education through the utilization of the Discovery Health Connection service.
Discovery Health Connection (http://www.discoveryhealthconnection.com) is a Web-based subscription service that combines traditional health and prevention curriculum programs with teachers' guides, worksheets, videos, extension exercises, and literacy lessons designed to facilitate cross-curricular instruction while improving students' reading comprehension and writing skills. It features curriculum programs in nine areas of youth health and prevention education, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, including The Body, Safety, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Growth and Development, Mental Health, Tobacco, Nutrition, Violence, and Physical Activity.
Source: Discovery Education, http://www.discoveryeducation.com.