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

  • This module provides an overview of the 2020 Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Standards. It also provides a high level overview comparing the 2009 to the revised 2020 standards. This section also provides a link to Colorado policies that support health education. 

    Key Outcomes:

    1. Explore the standards revision process leading the the 2020 standards.
    2. Identify they key revision to the 2009 standards.
    3. Identify the unique characteristics of the 2020 standards.

    • This module provides an overview of the revision process as well as the high level changes that have been made to the 2009 Health Education standards. 

    • This site provides and overview of Colorado policies that support health education in schools. 

    • 1. How will the revised health education standards inform your teaching or curriculum development processes or practices?

      2. Based on the revisions to the standards what aspects of the revisions will need to be addressed?

      2. What surprised you about the policies that support health education?