Topic outline

  • Welcome!

    The modules in this course collectively create a comprehensive course to support educators teaching health education. The goal of health education is for students to gain knowledge and become proficient in skills that will help them adopt and maintain healthy lives.  

    These modules will equip educators to develop skills around implementing high impact teaching strategies and effective health education practices. Each of the course modules below focuses on one important aspect of health education. The modules are set up to be viewed sequentially; however, they are self-contained, meaning there is flexibility to review the modules individually at your leisure. Information on receiving a certificate for hours completion of the modules can be found in the  "Course Contact Hours Certificate of Completion" module.  Modules have been created by Colorado health educators with support from the Colorado Education Initiative, and funding from the Colorado Health Foundation. If you have questions or feedback regarding the course or modules feel free to contact

  • To role play or not to role play? - JB SalesThese lessons will allow you to explore effective role play / behavioral rehearsal. During this module you will examine how to create a classroom environment to support role play. Examine various types of role plays and effective strategies to use role play in the classroom.  

    Key Outcomes:

    1. Use effective role play strategies.
    2. Identify how role plays can be used to improve student practice of key health skills.

    • These lessons provide an overview of role play/behavioral rehearsal. They explore how to set up a role play in the classroom, setting norms, a progression for teaching role play, and examples of how to practice.
    • This page provides an overview and resources for implementing guided/cued role play with younger students.
    • This page provides an overview and resources for implementing scripted role plays.

    • This page provides an overview and resources for implementing open ended and semi scripted role play.

    • This page provides an overview and resources for implementing improvised role play.

    • This wiki space is a place for you to share your examples of role play scenarios

    • 1. How can role play lead to healthy behaviors in students?
      2. How will you implement using role play in the classroom?
      3. What barriers do you foresee in using role play in the classroom?
                  - What solutions do you have to address those barriers?
      4. What are some important points to remember when using role play in the classroom?