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Thursday, October 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jamie Spark's "Skills-Based Health Education: Another Buzz Word or Real Transformation?" in Salem 1 A

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Description: The topic of health education is distinctly different from other subjects students study at school. Perhaps the most immediate difference is that health is not just about information you can cover in a textbook. It’s something students are literally living and breathing every day. It’s not enough to simply teach students information about health. As health educators, HealthSmart offers a comprehensive skills-based approach to health education to help students master key concepts and skills that promote health literacy and lifelong health.
Your Presenter! Jamie Sparks, President SHAPE America, began with ETR in January 2019 after 8 years with the Kentucky Department of Education. A member of SHAPE America since 1999, he has served on the SHAPE America Southern District Health Council in 2015 and was elected member-at-large for the Southern District Leadership Council in 2016. Nationally he also served on the board of directors with the American School Health Association from 2014-2016, where he served on both the advocacy and the professional development committees. Sparks has been a member of The Society of State Leaders for Health and Physical Education and chaired the communication/social media committee. Jamie is also currently Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Thursday October 24, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Salem 1 A