OAISD Health and Physical Education

Summer, 2021 Update

Mission Statement

Recognizing the strong link between health and learning, OAISD health and wellness consultation and related support services aim to support schools in the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model including supporting a comprehensive PreK-12 health education curriculum, student health behavior data and analysis, assessment of the school health environment to support the whole child, and adequate access to health services including behavioral health.

New Google Handouts for Student Worksheets in MMH

Google Student Worksheets for the High School Skills for Health and Life curriculum and MMH Middle School modules have been completed and are available currently. If you are interested in gaining access to the MMH Google Student Worksheets, please fill out the "MMH Google Student Worksheets Agreement Form" for your desired grade levels. Once approved, your access to a Google Spreadsheet(s) with links to access the worksheets will be shared with you.

Professional Development Opportunities

Become a Threat to Inequity

Designed for educators in the Ottawa Area ISD, these virtual, self-led courses will expose you to the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to be a threat to inequity within your sphere of influence. The courses are free to 500 OAISD educators. Link to Register

Save the Dates for SHAPE MI

Virtual Mini-Conference is August 3, 2021

Annual Convention is Nov 4-6, 2021. Registration is now open.


Michigan Model for Health

The Michigan Model for Health™ is a comprehensive, skills-based health education curriculum that shares your goal of helping young people live happier and healthier lives.

MMH and Second-Step Crosswalk

The Michigan Model for Health™ and the Second Step Program® are quite parallel in terms of social emotional health lessons at grades K-8. This crosswalk is broken down into three sections, and is designed to illustrate: 1. The slight delineation between Social Emotional Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies, to help you navigate Section 2. (Pgs. 1-2) 2. The crosswalk between MMH and SS; social emotional health. (Pgs. 3-7) 3. The alignment of each program to the National Health Education Standards. (Pgs. 8-9)
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Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools (TIPPS)

Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools (TIPPS) Project recently released some resources that might be helpful as schools strive to implement trauma-informed practices and strategies.

The TIPPS Program Guide gives school and district leaders, teachers, and other professional staff a comprehensive overview of trauma-informed schools. The guide provides background on adversity, trauma, and the role of schools by addressing the following questions:

  • What is childhood adversity and trauma?
  • What is resilience?
  • How can schools help promote resilience and healing in students
  • impacted by trauma?
  • What is a “system” approach to trauma-informed schools and
  • what differentiates this approach from other approaches?

TIPPS One-Pager highlighting the 10 Pillars

    In addition, TIPPS will be also working on an "implementation guide" to accompany the TIPPS Guide, as well as, a series of short PD-type courses (which will be accessible on the TIPPS website ).

    InPact at School

    Help students get 60 minutes of physical activity at school! Check out ImPact at School for resources, information, webinars, and more. New resources will be added this summer!

    MI Child and Healthy Kids

    Free or low cost health coverage for children under the age of 19 or pregnant women of any age. Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1-888-988-6300 or apply online at www.michigan.gov/michild